July 04, 2015

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Oklahoma City: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor The Delaware Nation is accepting applications for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in their Oklahoma City office.A bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or related field is preferred. Experience working with Native Americans and experience working with individuals with psychological and/or physical disabilities is a plus.... Read more
Director of Student Support Services, Bacone College The TRIO Student Support Services program is a federally funded, continuing grant. Reporting to the Office of Academic Affairs, the director will coordinate the administrative, budgetary and personnel operations of the program. Responsibilities include monitoring of the participants’ academic progress and advisement, personal and... Read more
Executive Director: Housing Authority of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Responsible for the oversight and management of the eight employee organization.  Applicants shall possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent housing authority, realty management or administrative experience.  Indian preference.  Request an application or send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need... 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

News

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Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) – Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.Resolution Copper Mining says the mine will usher in a new era of prosperity for Arizona, bringing in the... Read more
Cherokee chief hopes to focus on health care, jobs TULSA, Okla. (AP) – After coasting to an easy victory in the race for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker said he hopes to strengthen the changes he made during his first four years in office, including increasing access to health care and creating more jobs.The Cherokees operate the largest tribally owned health... Read more
DOI Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued final determinations for two petitioners under the existing Federal Acknowledgment process. The decisions include a final determination to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner #323) as a federally recognized Indian... Read more
Appeals court revives Jemez Pueblo’s claim to Valles Caldera JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived an effort by a Native American community in northern New Mexico to reclaim the Valles Caldera National Preserve.Jemez Pueblo considers the nearly 140-square-mile swath of federally-managed public land as a spiritual sanctuary and part of its traditional homeland.The tribe... Read more
Connecticut officials praise changes on tribal recognition HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s top elected leaders are declaring victory in their efforts to see that it does not become easier for local American Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition.President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday issued changes to regulations that have been criticized as cumbersome and lacking... Read more

Life

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Consider the financial implications of lengthy auto loans Kevin Flores has more than six years to pay off the loan on his new Nissan Frontier pickup.That’s more than double the length of the truck’s bumper-to-bumper warranty. And it means the Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident will be paying roughly $2,580 in interest over the life of the roughly $25,000 loan.He accepted the extra costs that... Read more
Montana journalist, Red Elk, dies at 62 GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Award-winning journalist and editor, Bonnie Red Elk, has passed away. She was 62.The Great Falls Tribune reports Red Elk died Sunday due to complications from a stroke she suffered last year.Red Elk was a member of the Fort Peck Tribes and a Poplar resident. She rose to the editor position of the Fort Peck... Read more
nique partnership offers NEO students new transfer scholarship MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Students PJ Attocknie (Peoria) and Kolton Kitterman (Cherokee) of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College were recently awarded full-tuition transfer scholarships by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a top-ranked public, land grant research institution.In February, Illinois officials announced the... Read more
Chickasaw Nation building new Tishomingo Information Center TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Chickasaw Nation officials have broken ground on a new tribal information center in Tishomingo, the tribe’s historic capital.Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby says the information center will serve as a gateway for the many attractions within the Chickasaw Nation, including the Chickasaw Capitol Building and... Read more
Heard Museum keeps visitors cool during Free* Summer Sundays in July Activities include Super Hero kids’ crafts, artist demonstrations and Native performances PHOENIX – Families looking to beat the heat this summer can stop by the Heard Museum in Phoenix for free admission* each Sunday in July with fun super hero activities for kids, cultural performances and artist demonstrations.During the Heard’s... Read more

Business

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Pojoaque Pueblo’s gambling compact with state to expire POJOAQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – The top federal prosecutor in New Mexico said Tuesday he will allow Pojoaque Pueblo’s two casinos to remain open pending the outcome of a federal court case.Uncertainty has been swirling because the tribe’s gambling compact with the state was set to expire at midnight Tuesday. Under federal law, tribes must... Read more
Request for Qualifications: Construction Management The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is advertising for Construction Management Services for the construction of the Pawnee Nation Resource Center which is located east of  1200 Heritage Circle on the Pawnee Tribal Reserve which is located east of Pawnee, Oklahoma.  The complete Request for Qualifications including the criteria that will be... Read more
Three Alaska Native corporations form business alliance ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Three Alaska Native regional corporations whose business interests and lands would be affected by oil and gas and shipping expansions in the arctic are joining together in a formal partnership.The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Arctic Slope Regional Corp., NANA Regional Corp. and Bering Straits Native Corp.,... Read more
Tribal leader: Casino bill failure widens rift with state PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – An American Indian tribal leader says the failure of a bill to create a tribal casino in northern Maine widens the rift between the tribes and state leaders.The bill died after the Republican-controlled Senate voted 18-16 against it Monday, although the House had approved the measure last week. The proposal... Read more
Southern Arizona tribe sues state to be able to open casino PHOENIX (AP) – Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials are facing a lawsuit from a southern Arizona tribe that wants an injunction allowing its new casino to open by the end of this year.The lawsuit filed by the Tohono O’Odham Nation in federal court Monday asks a judge to order the state to stop trying to block the casino... Read more

Sports

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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
St. Louis Cardinals select Cherokee citizen in 5th round NEW YORK – The St. Louis Cardinals on June 9 selected Cherokee Nation citizen and Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.) pitcher Ryan Helsley as the 161st overall pick in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Helsley is the first NSU player to be drafted in the first five rounds.“First of all I want to thank God... Read more
Cherokee citizen competes with state archery team at national 4-H competition MANNFORD, Okla. —  After years of preparation, Cherokee citizen and Mannford resident Ty Bushyhead will put his archery skills to the test as he represents the state of Oklahoma at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.Bushyhead, 17, and three other Oklahoma high school students will compete as a team in the compound... Read more
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

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