September 03, 2015

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#2015-10772 Inpatient RN/PRN/ICU Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2015-10851 Inpatient RN/PRN/ICU Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES – MAJOR RESORT & CASINO JOB DESCRIPTION The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, a wholly owned enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for the position of Director of Human Resources. Generally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a Human Resources... Read more
#2015-10352 Supervisor Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2015-10351 Supervisor Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more

News

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Judge asked to lift hold on drilling lease near Glacier park BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An attorney for a Louisiana oil company has asked a judge to reject the government’s proposed timeline for lifting its hold on an energy lease on land in Montana that’s sacred among American Indians.The request comes as a federal historic preservation panel plans a public hearing Wednesday in Choteau on whether... Read more
Navajo president requests help from FEMA after mine spill FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help in the tribe’s recovery from a mine spill.The Aug. 5 spill from the Gold King mine near Silverton, Colorado, sent toxic sludge into waterways including the San Juan River that flows through the reservation.Begaye... Read more
Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – It’s a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket.The five-gallon drums serve as makeshift toilets in large swaths of rural Alaska, where residents empty the waste-filled buckets into nearby sewage lagoons. Obama’s historic visit to the Alaska Arctic on Wednesday will shine a rare... Read more
Obama Administration Unveils New Climate Resilience Tools
 New Online Climate Data Sets Help Communities Prepare and Manage Impacts from Climate Change, with Focus on Arctic Communities and Tribal NationsANCHORAGE, ALASKA – As part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Data Initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a new set of online climate data resources to help... Read more
Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska WASHINGTON (AP) – Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.Obama departs on Monday morning for a three-day tour of the nation's largest state, closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already... Read more

Life

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MCN Department of Health now offers Orthodontic Services OKMULGEE, Okla. - The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health Dental Department is currently providing "Preventive" and "Interceptive" Orthodontics. These branches of orthodontics target our younger patients and can help to reduce the severity of the dental problem and possibly lessen the likelihood of needing traditional braces... Read more
Man accused of harassing American Indian students cleared SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of using racial slurs and spilling beer on American Indian students during a hockey game was cleared of a disorderly conduct charge Tuesday, more than a month after a trial in the controversial case attracted more than 200 people.Trace O’Connell was charged after authorities alleged... Read more
From father to son: Tortugas Pueblo appoints new cacique LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Patrick Narvaez became the cacique (spiritual leader) of La Corporacion de los Indigenes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in a special blessing ceremony held in August on Tortugas Mountain attended by members of Tortugas Pueblo.“It’s a tradition that dates from the 1500s when we came here and it’s a blood line... Read more
Elementary school on United Tribe campus struggling with enrollment BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An elementary school on the United Tribes Technical College campus in Bismarck is seeking to boost enrollment while pushing the federal government for a new facility.The majority of students who attend Theodore Jamerson Elementary School have parents who live on campus as students of the college run by American... Read more
UND Student Senate wants ‘North Dakota’ a nickname option GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota Student Senate believes “North Dakota” should be an option when people affiliated with the university vote on a new nickname for the school.The student group passed a resolution over the weekend in favor of the option, despite university President Robert Kelley saying last week... Read more

Business

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Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.The tribe and the leaders of that company, Henderson-based Encore Services LLC, formed First American Capital... Read more
Back from death’s door, Resorts casino is now profitable ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – As recently as five years ago, Resorts Casino Hotel was near death, struggling to survive against bigger, newer Atlantic City casinos.But four competitors have since gone out of business – while Resorts has grown and become profitable by adding amenities, bringing aboard the Mohegan Indian tribe’s casino... Read more
Attorney wants to legalize hemp on Standing Rock reservation PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An attorney on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation wants residents to decide whether the tribe should legalize industrial hemp, but the tribal chairman is concerned about legalizing the plant without the federal government’s blessing.Attorney Chase Iron Eyes has been collecting signatures to put the decision before... Read more
Feds: decision clearing path for tribal casino coming soon TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – A decision paving the way for an Indian tribe-run casino in Massachusetts appears imminent.The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs notified officials in Taunton, a city about 40 miles south of Boston, that it will issue an opinion on the Mashpee Wampanoag’s application for land in trust status in 30 days. The letter... Read more
NCAIED to collaborate with DOE on National Tribal Energy Summit Three day Department of Energy conference will focus on energy development issues for tribes; on tribal landsMESA, Ariz. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will assist with the planning and execution of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) September 23-25 National Tribal Energy Summit in Washington,... Read more

Sports

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Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities
 for Native Youth 
Grants are now available to Native youth for sport and physical activity programs and initiatives.WASHINGTON – As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to extend grant opportunities as a resource for Native youth... Read more
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

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