July 31, 2015

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EDUCATION SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR #1020 REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1020Starting Salary: $44.23/hrDepartment: EducationLocation: Hominy, OK.Date Opened: 07/27/2015Closing Date: 08/14/2015****Open to internal & external applicants**** To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form . Summary:  The Education Services... Read more
TRIBAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE (Special Needs) #1022 REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1022Starting Salary: $22.28/hrDepartment: EducationLocation: Hominy, OK.Date Opened: 07/27/2015Closing Date: 08/14/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form .Summary:  The Tribal Education... Read more
ACADEMIC COUNSELOR #1023 REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1023Starting Salary: $24.57/hrDepartment: EducationLocation: Hominy, OK.Date Opened: 07/27/2015Closing Date: 08/14/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form .Summary:  The Academic Counselor... Read more
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT STAFF #1019 REGULAR PART TIME | 2 VACANCIESAnnouncement No: 1019Starting Salary: $11.50/HRDepartment: Youth AcademyLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 07/27/2015Closing Date: 08/07/2015****Open to internal & external applicants**** To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form.Summary: ... Read more
TRIBAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 1021Starting Salary: $22.28/hrDepartment: EducationLocation: Hominy, OK.Date Opened: 07/27/2015Closing Date: 08/14/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****To Apply please go to https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/opportunities/job-listings/application-form .Summary:  The Tribal Education... Read more

News

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Leader: Eastern Pequots still pursuing federal recognition NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – The newly elected chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe says her people will never abandon their quest to receive federal recognition.Katherine Sebastian Dring was the only candidate for the top leadership position in Saturday's tribal elections, The Day reported Sunday. Dennis Jenkins did not seek... Read more
Runoff results rejected; Mississippi Choctaw must set new election date CHOCTAW, Miss. (AP) – Leaders of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are faced with setting a new election date after the Tribal Council rejected the results of a June 30 runoff.That vote put incumbent Chief Phyliss J. Anderson against former chief Beasley Denson.Anderson, who won the runoff, called Friday's decision by the council... Read more
Opposing sides face off at Keystone XL pipeline hearing PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Opposing sides in the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline faced off on Monday in front of the state regulatory panel that is considering for the second time in just over five years whether to approve the construction of the South Dakota portion of the long-delayed project.TransCanada Corp. and other interested... Read more
Chippewa Cree official pleads guilty in corruption probe HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Chippewa Cree tribe's former roads department head and environmental health leader has pleaded guilty to taking bribes and stealing tribal funds.Timothy Rosette entered his guilty pleas to three criminal counts Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.Prosecutors say Havre businessman Shad Huston gave... Read more
State to sell former island park to tribe POULSBO, Wash. (AP) – Washington State Parks will sell a former state park to the Squaxin Island Tribe, which forced the park’s closure more than two decades ago.The Kitsap Sun reports the parks commission on Thursday unanimously approved the sale of the former Squaxin Island State Park in Mason County to the tribe for $45,000.The... Read more

Life

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Study shows Indians have higher dementia risk WASHINGTON - The first-ever study of dementia in American Indians showed that more than one-fourth of elders suffer from it, the Alzheimer’s Association announced July 19, at its 2015 International Conference.The incidence of the condition was 5 percent higher than in the non-Indian population. Participants were patients of the Kaiser... Read more
Shamed for being neither white nor Indian Devaluing the iyeska as iyeskaMost Lakota are not even Indians. They are mongrel breed Iyeska. That others might write that distinction off as hair splitting, speaks to the fundamental stumbling block most breeds face in their life-identity imposed by the circumstance at hand, Wasicu, Lakota-but never both or neither.There is no... Read more
Evidence of Indian tribe village uncovered at Va. Navy base NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) – In the backyards of some of the Navy’s top officers at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, archaeologists have uncovered evidence that a long-lost Indian tribe’s leaders called the same space home.The Kiskiak Indian Tribe was once part of the powerful Powhatan chiefdom in southeastern Virginia,... Read more
Petroglyph-covered rock moved to county park BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A 7,000-pound boulder covered with petroglyphs is the newest addition to Canyon County’s Celebration Park.The Idaho Statesman reports that the stone was moved from private property to the outside of the park’s museum near Melba.County officials and Mark McDonough, whose property previously held the stone, dedicated... Read more
Lower Fruitland man uses $10,000 grant to promote fitness UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) – As rock music echoed inside the Walter Collins Center, Rashaun Nez observed the form and techniques used by the seven students enrolled in his Warrior Fitness Challenge program.Nez developed the six-week program, which is free and open up to 20 participants ages 14 and older, to encourage community members... Read more

Business

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Wisconsin asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino.Schimel on Tuesday announced the request to hear the case had been filed on Monday.The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in... Read more
Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota's oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production.Leaders of a section of the reservation that produces the most oil recently formed the West Segment Regulatory... Read more
Appeals court upholds ban on Idaho tribe’s poker contests BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a request by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to dismiss a state lawsuit aiming to prevent Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments at the tribe’s casino.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld an injunction issued in September that blocks the contests... Read more
Pojoaque Pueblo sues New Mexico over vendor licenses SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Pojoaque Pueblo is accusing the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of illegally interfered with its casino operations since the tribe’s gambling compact with the state expired last month.Pojoaque has filed a lawsuit in federal court, asking that state gambling regulators be prohibited from taking any action against... Read more
New Mexico Approved Expo to showcase local businesses, entrepreneurs Albuquerque, NM- New Mexico Community Capital announces its New Mexico Approved Expo September 26-27 at the Lujan Buildings at Expo New Mexico on the State Fairgrounds September 26-27.The “New Mexico Approved Expo” will serve to highlight the businesses of New Mexico. Our goal make New Mexico locals and tourists alike see what is... Read more

Sports

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Northern Indiana board vote to retire R*dsk*ns mascot GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana high school is beginning the search for a new mascot after the school board decided to retire the R*dsk*ns moniker.On Monday night, the Goshen Community School Board voted 5-2 in favor of getting rid of the mascot that has represented the school for nearly 90 years. The name will be retired Jan.... Read more
Keetoowah Cherokees Host Three Team Youth Stickball Tournament TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma made history on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The Keetoowah Cherokee tribe held its first ever UKB Youth Stickball tournament on the grounds of the UKB tribal complex.Three teams participated in a double-elimination stickball tournament, the Warriors, UKB Summer... Read more
Indian All-State pulls off another round of games Thought to be Oklahoma’s longest running Indian athletic event, the program is a non-profit venture that relies heavily on gate admissions, program ad sales, concession sales, t-shirt sales and the occasional donation from tribes or businesses in order to cover the roughly $25,000 accrued annually in associated costs. FAIRFAX, Okla. —... Read more
List of potential new UND nicknames narrowed to 15 GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A committee has narrowed to 15 the list of possible nicknames for the University of North Dakota, including simply “North Dakota.”The group started out with nearly 1,200 potential monikers. It was whittled to about five dozen and then to 15. That list will be narrowed even further before a final list is brought... Read more
St. Louis Cardinals select Cherokee citizen in 5th round NEW YORK – The St. Louis Cardinals on June 9 selected Cherokee Nation citizen and Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.) pitcher Ryan Helsley as the 161st overall pick in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Helsley is the first NSU player to be drafted in the first five rounds.“First of all I want to thank God... Read more

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