November 25, 2014

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – POARCH BAND OF CREEK INDIANS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – POARCH BAND OF CREEK INDIANSSALARY RANGE: 170,000-275,000The Chief Financial Officer exercises general administrative direction and control over the Tribal Administration accounting functions to maintain and improve the Tribe’s financial soundness; control cash flow and expenditures; and provide accurate... Read more
Job Training Services Available for Older Veterans MUSKOGEE, Okla. – This year’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day is a reminder that many U.S. veterans are still unemployed. Experience Works is providing the tools older veterans need to succeed.   “It’s about making sure older workers have the skills and confidence to compete in today’s workforce. Retirement just isn’t an option for the... Read more
Top 10 interview questions job seekers must ask Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Warns Job Seekers: Will be Judged More on the Questions You Ask Than the Answers You GiveHAVERFORD, PA  (September 23, 2014) - Many job seekers walk into an interview ill-prepared, expecting the employer to ask all the questions. Contrary to popular belief, the most important questions of the... Read more
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONEmail 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 education in the medical disciplines, honoring... Read more
Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.Cherokee Nation, the only tribal government recipient, joins 32 states and Puerto Rico as a recipient of the two-year grant from the U.S.... Read more


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Tribal appeals court upholds 2013 election HAVRE, Mont. (AP) – The chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe – who was suspended more than 18 months ago and re-elected months later – was sworn in to office Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20.The tribal council said it suspended Ken Blatt St. Marks in March 2013 for neglect of his duties and misconduct, but St. Marks said the real reason was... Read more
Deputy Secretary Outlines Next Tribal Locations for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program 
Nearly $225 million in accepted offers has been paid to landowners; Consolidating and restoring equivalent of more than 375,000 acres to tribes WASHINGTON – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor last week announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has paid more than $225 million... Read more
Tribes work to create sex-offender registries FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way to meeting the legal requirements meant to keep convicted criminals from hiding out on tribal lands, a new report shows.Of the country's 566 federally recognized tribes, 214 are... Read more
21 reservations joining buyback program BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership.Twenty-one Indian communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017, said Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor.... Read more
Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.North Dakota's booming oil production has led to an unmanageable increase in the... Read more


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Cherokee Chat: Thanks in Cheroke Wa do (or Wado) is the English phonetic spelling of 'thank you' in Cherokee.Although many people still have antiquated and inaccurate images of the American Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Natives gathered around a large dinner table, I know it is a traditional time of thanks for many of our Tribal Nations.  Thanksgiving is truly an... Read more
Northland student places second at national STEM conference The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) selected 70 undergraduate students including Northland College senior Stephanie Muise to present oral presentation in all areas of science, engineering and technology for its annual conference earlier this month.With help from the College’s Parsonage Fund, Muise flew to... Read more
Northcross giving back to community, tribe Choctaw tribal member achieves goal through Career Development program Choctaw tribal member Natasha Northcross, originally from Sherman Oakes, Calif., has recently earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from California State University Northridge. A participant in the Choctaw Nation’s Career Development Program,... Read more
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community student selected as Youth Ambassador for White House conference Shakopee, Minnesota – Chosen for her exceptional community involvement, local high school junior Summer Brooks will serve as a Youth Ambassador at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference in December.Summer, a member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), is among fewer than 40 Youth Ambassadors from across the... Read more
Native American studio releases Inupiat game FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The video games released in the lead-up to the holiday season have something for everyone.You’ll be able to steal a car on the fictional streets of Los Santos, go on quests with elves and dwarves by your side, or shoot up mercenaries in mountain villages. You can also play as an Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her... Read more


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Investors seek to develop SE Kansas casino WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A collection of Kansas investors proposed on Monday building a $130 million casino in southeast Kansas' Cherokee County, becoming the third such group to express an interest in vying for the state's last remaining casino license.Kansas has three privately built, state-owned casinos developed under a 2007 law that... Read more
Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) – A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the Royal River Casino and Hotel in Flandreau.The tribe has refused to pay the state’s use tax since 2009, saying its status as a sovereign nation exempts its patrons... Read more
California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) – When it comes to controlling California’s flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have... Read more
Appeals court overturns order stopping Kialegee Tribal town's casino work TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a judge's order that stopped work on a planned casino in northeastern Oklahoma.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 Monday against the state of Oklahoma. The Denver-based court instructed U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell in Tulsa to set aside his order that... Read more
Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2014 CATOOSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation honored eight standout certified Indian-owned businesses for 2014 during a dinner Thursday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.“We have more Indian businesses working for our tribe on contracts and subcontracts than ever before in our history. This kind of growth will continue to keep the Cherokee... Read more


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Cherokee citizen earns gold at world martial arts competition TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation citizen Wade Blevins just struck gold in China. The 41-year-old won the World Traditional Wushu Championships in the bare-handed division, beating out some 3,000 top martial artists there competing from around the globe.Blevins was one of 30 to make the U.S. Wushu-Kungfu Federation team back in... Read more
Fort Sill baseball matchup different from previous years The game was played on the 136th anniversary of Satanta’s death, and the Kiowa chieftain’s greatgreat-granddaughter, Betty Washburn of Apache, spoke a few words on his behalf before the game. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A recent vintage “baseball” match-up between the Fort Sill Indians and the Fort Sill Cannonballs took place under different... Read more
Protesters of Redsk*ns name rally outside Arizona game GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redsk*ns name held a rally Sunday before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals.Various Native American advocacy groups conducted a march followed by news conference outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.More than 100 people chanted and held... Read more
SD group tries to recruit Native American referees SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Finding referees for middle school games in communities on Native American reservations can sometimes be impossible in South Dakota.In some cases, it’s even led to people getting pulled from the stands to call games, the Argus Leader reported Sunday. Emergency volunteers aren’t necessarily certified, which... Read more
Washington team defends case against Native Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Washington NFL team has filed a motion defending its federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.The Washington Post reports the team filed a motion late Friday night arguing that the team chose the correct courthouse and plaintiffs to sue in Alexandria federal court.The... Read more

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