September 02, 2014

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AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Updated ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONClose Date: September 30, 2014 Salary: Negotiable Email cover letter and resume to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mission“To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting... Read more
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $15.32/hrOpen: 8/29/2014Closes: 09/12/2014 Summary:  An Osage Nation Tribal Police Officer is assigned to field duty, which consists of both routine and complex Law Enforcement responsibilities.  General job functions include reporting and documentation; preservation of public safety, peace and security... Read more
Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc: Economic Development Planner (updated) Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc. (TPEI) is seeking applications for an Economic Development Planner to facilitate economic development planning and initiatives; identify and foster economic development prospects and secure funding for economic development opportunities for Taos Pueblo. Experience working with Native American tribes is... Read more
OSAGE NATION DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $48.07/hrOpen: 8/26/2014Closes: 09/15/2014                  Summary:  The Director of Operations of the Osage Nation Executive Branch is a position appointed by the Principal Chief.  The D.O. oversees the operations of ALL Osage Nation Divisions, Departments, and Programs as well as special projects... Read more
OSAGE NATION DIVISION LEADER Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $40.20/hrOpen: 8/26/2014Closes: 09/15/2014    Summary:  The Division Leader for the Osage Nation Health, Fitness, & Wellness Division is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and oversight to all departments contained within the division.  Additionally, the Division Leader is charged with... Read more

News

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Cherokee Nation chief says Okla. tribe is thriving TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation says the tribe is not just surviving in northeastern Oklahoma, but thriving.Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented his State of the Nation address Saturday on the Cherokee National Courthouse lawn. Baker says that 175 years after Cherokees walked the Trail of Tears,... Read more
Transparency a focus of North Dakota tribal election NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) – In just a few years, oil development has transformed North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation from a place where unemployment was rampant to an area where open job listings drone on for minutes on the local radio station between drum songs and public service announcements.Tribal business council chairman... Read more
Native American politics heat up in Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections.The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes share the Wind River Indian Reservation, a block of land in central Wyoming that’s roughly the... Read more
Judge won’t stop water for Klamath salmon A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California’s Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno, California, denied the temporary injunction sought by Westlands... Read more
Video Documents Tribal Climate Change Variability Challenges and Solutions Norman, Okla.—The newly released and publicly available video, Listening for the Rain, documents the impact of climate variability and change on Native Tribes in the central United States.  The 22.5-minute video emerged from the five InterTribal workshops on Climate Variability and Change held in Oklahoma and New Mexico last summer. ... Read more

Life

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Mayor appoints Navajo to homelessness task force ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has appointed Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s former chief of staff to chair the city’s new Native American Homelessness Task Force.Berry says Sherrick Roanhorse joins the task force with extensive knowledge of Native American affairs. In addition to his role with Shelly,... Read more
GIAGO: There can be dignity in the face of poverty Two Harvard graduates, Bevis Longstreth and Timothey Wirth, were discussing that Harvard should divest itself of investments in fossil fuels.They argued that it is “repugnant to profit from enterprises directly responsible for carbon emissions or to allow shareholder funds to be deployed in searching for more fossil fuel.”  (Harvard... Read more
How American Indians can get insurance thanks to the new Health Care Law The new health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, has changed the way people get heath care coverage in the U.S. The law has helped expand access to health care coverage to more people, including American Indians with specific health care needs. The new law also aims to make health insurance more affordable, with... Read more
Kids song about alligator clue to Houma language BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – In a dead language on a tape 40 years old, Elvira Billiot sings a children’s song about an alligator.Last year, a great-granddaughter Elvira Billiot never met heard “Chan-Chuba” for the first time and felt an immediate connection to the ghostly voice and her people.“When we played it, it was like we were... Read more
Cahokia Mounds plans Indian culture weekend COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville is offering a chance to explore Native American culture next month.The historic site has scheduled “American Indian Educational Days” the weekend of Sept. 13-14. The free event will include demonstrations and hands-on activities for children.The Missouri... Read more

Business

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Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker portrays himself as a man of action, willing to take on tough political fights. It’s a huge theme in his re-election campaign, underscored in his 2013 political memoir, “Unintimidated.”However, as he enters the homestretch of a closely contested race, Walker has been trying to stay clear... Read more
A look at the issues around a new Wisconsin casino MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker has put off a decision on whether to approve the Menominee Nation’s plans for a new off-reservation casino in Kenosha until after the November election. It’s a politically charged issue that puts Walker in a tight spot: If he approves the project he could help create thousands of jobs,... Read more
Minnesota tribe fights resort over liquor license BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – The Beltrami County Board must decide whether to grant a liquor license to a resort located near an American Indian reservation where it is illegal to sell or possess alcohol.County commissioners will vote next week on whether to allow liquor sales at Roger’s Resort, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Owner Chris... Read more
State warns Potawatomi it could lose gamesTODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Forest County Potawatomi could lose about 2,000 electronic slot machines at its Milwaukee casino if it continues withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state, an attorney for Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said.The tribe is trying to convince Walker to nix the Menominee Nation’s plans for an... Read more
Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan BOSTON (AP) – An American Indian tribe proposing a casino on Martha’s Vineyard argued in federal court filings on Wednesday that it never waived its sovereign immunity when it reached a deal with the state for its ancestral lands despite what Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration contends in a lawsuit to block the plan.In a series of... Read more

Sports

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OSU to students: Trail of Tears sign not OK STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University officials say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles crossed the line.Oklahoma news outlets report the sign, held Saturday at ESPN's College GameDay event, read: ''Send 'em home (hash)Trail-of-Tears... Read more
Team International captures NBIII Challenge victory Premier field of golfers raises funds and awareness to improve the health and wellness of Native American children Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Today an extraordinary performance led Team International to claim the 2014 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) title over a competitive field of world-class PGA TOUR golfers... Read more
Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge annouces updated field Woods and Dufner forced to withdraw due to injury, but replaced by Erik Compton and Patrick Reed to complete Team USA, and Jhonattan Vegas fills final spot for Team International Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 18, 2014) – The Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) today announced an updated field for the seventh annual event. Tiger... Read more
Mohegan Sun buys pro lacrosse team in Philly HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Mohegan tribe, reaching back into its history and a game of stickball North American Indians began centuries ago, announced Wednesday it will be part owner of a professional lacrosse team.Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which also operates a casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,... Read more
Politician urges Cleveland Indians to change name COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – It’s time for the Cleveland Indians to drop their name and Chief Wahoo mascot, an Ohio state senator says.Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati, introduced a resolution Wednesday that would encourage the baseball team to adopt a new name and mascot, citing racial insensitivity. He also sent a letter to Indians... Read more

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