May 25, 2015

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Tax Commission The Pawnee Nation has one (1) positions available on the Pawnee Nation Tax Commission.  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission for a three-year term.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M. Nuttle, Pawnee Business Council, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, P. O. Box 470, Pawnee, OK... Read more
Pawnee Nation Election Commission The Pawnee Nation is accepting applications for three (3) positions, Chairperson (4 year Term), Clerk (2 year Term) and Sergeant-at-Arms (2 year Term) on the Pawnee Nation Election Commission.  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M.... Read more
Pawnee Nation TERO (Tribal Employee Rights Office) The Pawnee Nation is accepting applications for one (1) position on the Pawnee Nation TERO (Tribal Employee Rights Office).  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission for a three-year term.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Misty M. Nuttle, President, Pawnee Business Council,... Read more
Request for Proposals: Summer intern positions The Osage Nation is soliciting proposals from college students for two summer intern positions within our Historic Preservation Office. Responses will be accepted until May 27, 2015 until 4:30 pm at the Purchasing Office of the Osage Nation, 627 Grandview Ave, Pawhuska, OK 74056.The detailed Request for Proposals may be obtained from... Read more
Internal Medicine Physician The Kickapoo Tribal Health Center located in McLoud, Oklahoma is accepting applications for an Internal Medicine physician. The Health Center is only 30 minutes east of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is only 20 minutes northwest from Shawnee Oklahoma. The KTHC is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center and is an... Read more

News

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New North Dakota oil tax law may threaten accord with tribes BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota oil tax revenue sharing agreement with an American Indian reservation that covers nearly a third of the state's oil production may be threatened by a new state law that shaves the overall oil tax rate following the fall in crude prices.The Legislature last month passed the measure, which also... Read more
Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land.Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the changes are needed because “significant and unnecessary... Read more
Learn history of code talkers at Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Special exhibit runs now through NovemberTAHLEQUAH, Okla. – In the early 20th century, Native Americans were still denied some of their basic rights as aboriginal people. Some of those young men left their tribal homes and fought for the nation because of their love of their land.These men used their language to relay important... Read more
Ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers plead no contest in criminal case WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – Two former Navajo Nation lawmakers have pleaded no contest in a criminal case, avoiding a trial on charges that they used their positions to enrich their families financially.Jack Colorado and Harry Clark signed plea agreements with prosecutors Monday, the same day jury selection was to begin.The men entered... Read more
Blackfeet Tribe rebuilding under new tribal council BROWNING, Mont. (AP) – Two years ago, the doors of the Blackfeet tribal headquarters were often locked.Police would stand guard by the entrance and protesters frequently loitered outside. Tribal members who wanted to access their government were turned away. And sometimes, when the splintered tribal council could not agree on who would... Read more

Life

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Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate lands job at DOE FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate who was disqualified over a language fluency requirement has landed a job with the U.S. Department of Energy.The agency announced this week that Chris Deschene is the new director of its Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.Department director Ernest Moniz... Read more
OKC Capitol Hill High School Students Select New School Mascot OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s official, Capitol Hill High School is now home to the “Red Wolves”. In a close vote, students selected “Red Wolves” over “Guardians” to replace “Redskins” as the school’s mascot.“It is an exciting moment for Capitol Hill students, staff and community. The students have been patiently anticipating finding out what... Read more
Magistrate says student shouldn't wear feather to graduation RAMONA, Okla. (AP) – A federal magistrate is recommending that a Native American student not wear an eagle feather to her high school graduation in Ramona, Oklahoma.Local media outlets report the recommendation was made Tuesday on 18-year-old Hayden Griffith's request to wear a feather attached to her graduation cap's tassel.... Read more
A Message from MCN Principal Chief George Tiger OKMULGEE, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Office of the Principal Chief learned today that the removal petition being circulated by a Muscogee (Creek) citizen was not filed by the 5 p.m. deadline that was issued by the MCN Election Board.Principal Chief George Tiger has faith in the process of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation... Read more
American Indian museum plan on track, but city can derail it OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A shell of a museum that sits unfinished along the banks of the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City could get the final boost of funding needed to complete a vision that state policymakers first had two decades ago.If the $25 million bond plan is approved during the final weeks of the legislative session,... Read more

Business

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2 Vermont women sue over tribe’s online lending practices HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Two Vermont women are trying to open a class-action lawsuit that, if successful, could upend the practice of online lending companies using Native American tribes’ sovereignty to skirt state laws against high-interest payday loans.Jessica Gingras and Angela Given say in their lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S.... Read more
Brockton residents vote Tuesday on $650 million casino plan BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – The fate of a proposed $650 million resort casino for the Brockton Fairgrounds rests with city voters.The southeastern Massachusetts city, perhaps best known as the hometown of boxing great Rocky Marciano, is holding a special election Tuesday on the proposal, which calls for a red brick casino complex housing a... Read more
Nambe Pueblo begins work on its first tribal casino SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Work has begun on the Nambe Pueblo’s first casino after years of negotiation and planning.The Santa Few New Mexican reports the small facility about 16 miles north of Santa Fe will feature 180 slot machines and no gaming tables.An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, but construction is already... Read more
Oneida set to open new casino CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) – The Oneida Indian Nation is getting set to open its new casino in central New York.Ribbon-cutting for the $20 million Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango is slated for June 2.The Oneidas say the casino and its “Wizard of Oz” theme will have more than 400 Vegas-style cash slot machines, a 500-seat Wizard... Read more
Federal appeals court says Ho-Chunk can offer video poker MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker at its Madison casino.The state Department of Justice argued that video poker at the facility is a Class III card game and therefore prohibited under the terms of the tribe’s gambling compact with the state. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara... Read more

Sports

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Maine residents debate area high school’s ‘Indians’ nickname SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Somerset County residents turned out to voice their opinions on the issue of whether a local high school should change its mascot.Skowhegan Area High School currently uses the nickname “Indians” for its sports teams, along with Native American imagery. Skowhegan is one of the last remaining schools in Maine that... Read more
Assembly approves ban on R*dsk*ns school team name SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Assembly has approved legislation barring California public schools from using the R*dsk*ns name for teams and mascots.AB30 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, a Democrat from Watsonville, would prevent public schools from using the controversial term as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname... Read more
UND releases list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.UND released a list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames Monday night, from which a committee will make a short list of finalists that will go to a public... Read more
Replacement mascots revealed for Oklahoma City high school OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Students at an Oklahoma City high school are poised to pick a new mascot to replace one deemed offensive by the American Indian community.Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin revealed two mascot finalists for Capitol Hill High School on Monday night. Students will decide Wednesday if they want to... Read more
Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House DENVER (AP) – Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday.The proposal passed 33-32, with all but one Democrat voting in favor. Every Republican was opposed.“We have a large, large Native American community here... Read more

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