August 20, 2014

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Stigler Printing is a family run printing company specializing in graphic design, digital printing, wide format printing and offset printing. We are currently experiencing strong growth in our graphic design department and are in need of an experienced graphic artist with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills. This person must be... Read more
Delaware Tribe of Indians: Housing Program Director Delaware Tribe of Indians Employment OpportunityHousing Program DirectorQualifications:  High School Diploma/GED Required; Higher Education a plus. At least one year supervisory experience, Must have working Knowledge of HDS Software, Knowledge and experience Managing Housing activities regulated by NAHASDA and HUD, Must have... Read more
Office of the Attorney General, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Overview of Position:The Office of the Attorney General serves as a legal advisor to the Business Committee.Under the policy direction of the Business Committee, the Attorney General also provides legal services to department heads, directors, officers, employees and staff of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. The Attorney General also... Read more
Thlopthlocco Economic Development Authority: CEO       Thlopthlocco Economic Development Authority • 109095 N. 3830 RD, Okemah OK 74859     CEO/Thlopthlocco Economic Development Authority (TEDA)   The TEDA Board of the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town has an immediate opening for the position of CEO of the TEDA Authority. College Degree required. Experience required for the... Read more
ADMINISTRATIVE/SECTION 106 ASSISTANT Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $15.50/hrOpen: 8/11/2014Closes: 08/22/2014Summary:  The Administrative/Section 106 Assistant of the Osage Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Department provides administrative support to the Tribal Historic Preservation Director and department Archaeologists by performing basic clerical functions as well... Read more

News

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Trial date set for MCN second chief TULSA, Okla. – A trial date has been set for Muscogee (Creek) Nation second chief Roger Barnett.Barnett, who is facing federal embezzlement charges, will go before a jury starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 in the Northern District of Oklahoma.            According to court documents, Barnett "stole, knowingly converted to his use, and... Read more
Oneida Tribe fights $400M waste-to-energy suit GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Oneida Tribe of Indians is challenging a lawsuit seeking nearly $400 million over a stalled project to build a plant that would turn household garbage into energy.Press-Gazette Media reports that the March lawsuit filed by Generation Clean Fuels LLC says the company signed on to partner with the tribe-owned... Read more
Sediment from flood kills central Idaho salmon BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Hundreds of adult chinook salmon needed to create future generations have been killed after rainstorms sent sediment into a fish trap on the South Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho.Officials tell the Idaho Statesman that the loss means significantly fewer adult chinook salmon will return to the South Fork... Read more
Agency reconsidering water for Klamath salmon A federal agency said Friday it is taking another look at releasing water in Northern California's Klamath Basin to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions.A decision is likely next week following discussions with fisheries biologists and others, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Janet... Read more
Oregon coast tribe seeks federal recognition PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon congresswoman wants federal recognition for the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes on the northern Oregon coast.A bill by Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici would restore federal benefits to the Indian tribe, but not fishing or hunting rights. Recognition wouldn't require a reservation, but allows... Read more

Life

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9th Annual Circle of Nations Conferences to be held in Broken Arrow The Ninth Annual Circle of Nations Christian Leadership Conferences will convene September 12 and 13, 2014, at Arrow Heights Baptist Church, 3201 South Elm Place, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Conferences are conducted simultaneously for women, men, and youth and are ministered by gifted leaders from all nations.  Activities will include... Read more
Cheyenne River Woman Advocates for Investing in Indian Country at White House WASHINGTON – On July 24, 2014, Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund, a community loan fund located on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, spoke on a panel at the Rural Opportunity Investment (ROI) Conference hosted by the White House Rural Council in Washington, D.C. The panel titled,... Read more
GIAGO: The Fourth Estate at Wounded Knee in 1973 Newspapers from across the nation and the world found the occupation of Wounded Knee in February 1973 a very hot ticket. Reporters came, they saw, and then they wrote about it. Some saw only one side of the story while others retained their objectivity. But have no doubts that the fourth estate was well represented at Wounded Knee.Bill... Read more
Rights-of-Way Proposed Rule Change: Whats the rush? In an article entitled "Co-op members protest BIA proposal" ( Rio Grande Sun, August 7, 2014) Jemez Mountain Electrical Cooperative officials and some of their customers ("Jemez") are speaking out against proposed federal rule changes they believe could lead to higher utility costs.The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting comments on... Read more
To the Editor, Re: Redoubt Falls Dear Editor:We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal decision rejecting their claim to 160 acres by Redoubt Falls and surrounding areas near Sitka.The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rejection of their land claim was a victory... Read more

Business

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Some lawmakers open to idea of gambling compact MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – With more budget problems likely ahead for the state, some legislative leaders say they're open to the idea of a compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.The tribe currently offers bingo games, which resemble slot machines, but would need an agreement with the state to add table games or another... Read more
Coyotes sign new arena naming-rights deal with Gila River Casinos GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos have agreed on a nine-year partnership that will include the first naming-rights deal by a federally recognized tribe with a venue for one of the four major professional sports leagues.The agreement must be approved by the Glendale City Council during its meeting on... Read more
Divided Glendale council OKs agreement for casino GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – A sharply divided Glendale City Council has approved an agreement with a southern Arizona tribe to build a casino adjacent to the suburban city.The 4-3 vote Tuesday followed months of negotiation and years of litigation and political battles between Glendale and the Tohono O'odham (ODD'-ham) Nation.Key provisions... Read more
Next Reservation Economic Summit slated for Wisconsin       MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center) will host its fifth regional Reservation Economic Summit (RES) from October 7-9 at the new Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a golf tournament taking place a day before the conference on October... Read more
Cedar Band of Paiute Indians producing wine CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) – If you’re uncorking one of five relatively new additions to Utah liquor stores, make a toast to the Cedar Band of Paiute Indians.The Cedar City-based group is producing the handful of varieties under the Twisted Cedar label.The Salt Lake Tribune reports a cabernet sauvignon, malbec and a moscato are available in... Read more

Sports

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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
Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge announces 2014 tournament field, format Verona, N.Y. – Four-time PGA TOUR winner and golf analyst Notah Begay III along with Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter today confirmed the tournament field and format for the seventh annual Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Challenge. The largest fundraising event across Indian Country will return to Turning Stone... Read more
California tribe rejects offer from R*dsk*ns group Representatives of a foundation run by the owner of the Washington NFL franchise traveled to an American Indian reservation straddling the Arizona-California border this week to talk about financing projects aimed at preserving language and culture and curbing suicides among youth.But the presidents of the Quechan Tribe and a tribal... Read more

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