September 16, 2014

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School Health Index Project Manager - Immediate Job Opening The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), a national, 501c3, non-profit corporation headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK has an immediate opening for a ‘School Health Index Project Manager’. The position will be responsible for achieving the goals and objectives of the AAIP’s School Health Index Project in American Indian... Read more
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Updated ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONClose Date: September 30, 2014 Salary: Negotiable Email 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... Read more
Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc: Economic Development Planner (updated) Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc. (TPEI) is seeking applications for an Economic Development Planner to facilitate economic development planning and initiatives; identify and foster economic development prospects and secure funding for economic development opportunities for Taos Pueblo. Experience working with Native American tribes is... 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
Family Teaching Couple OVERVIEW OF BOYSTOWNAre you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?Boys Town is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.Our mission is centered on creating an... Read more


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Comanche Nation Vocational Rehabilitation program to hold 4th Annual Disability Awareness Day LAWTON, Okla. – The Comanche Nation Vocational Rehabilitation program is inviting any Native American person who is disabled and who is interested in getting back into the workforce to attend the Annual Disability Awareness Day.  This event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in the Watchetaker Hall at the Comanche Nation complex.... Read more
Ex-Navajo leader pleads guilty to misusing funds FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation’s former legislative leader pleaded guilty Wednesday in what prosecutors say was a scheme to divert tribal funds to his family.Lawrence Morgan admitted to conspiring with his onetime colleagues on the Navajo Nation Council to commit bribery. The plea was part of an agreement to aid prosecutors... Read more
Language factors into race for Navajo president FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Chris Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country’s largest American Indian reservation. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to defend tribal tradition in the Navajo Nation’s top elected post.But his critics say he’s missing at... Read more
USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands Funds will help capitalize rural businesses and create jobs in economically distressed communities BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses and development organizations to spur economic growth in rural areas and in Tribal communities."These... Read more
Tribal member defends receiving hidden payments HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The former head of the Chippewa Cree’s lucrative online payday loan operation defended hidden payments he received for about two years Tuesday, saying they were part of a compensation package offered by the company’s board of directors.Former Plain Green Loans executives Neal Rosette said Billi Anne Morsette... Read more


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Cherokee Nation development project will help make northeast Oklahoma shopping, dining, entertainment destination The future of the Cherokee Nation got much brighter this week. Cherokee Outlets, the proposed high-end outlet mall at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, is poised to become a regional destination with world-class shopping, exceptional dining and entertainment options for everyone. Texas-based Woodmont Outlets approached us months ago... Read more
Cherokees partnering with Gilcrease for exhibit TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Cherokee Nation is partnering with Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum to create a new exhibit about the tribe.The Tahlequah-based tribe announced a “significant” financial contribution Thursday to help fund the temporary exhibit that will display about 100 items from Cherokee history.The tribe says the exhibit, “Emergence... Read more
IU researcher looks to save endangered language BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana University researcher has won more than $250,000 in federal grants to document and preserve an endangered language that’s spoken by only a few thousand people in rural Mexico.Linguistic anthropologist Dan Suslak will work with documentary filmmaker Ben Levine on a two-year project to document the... Read more
Award-winning Native American Actors Selected for “Te Ata” Cast ADA, Okla. -- Following a nationwide search, the cast of “Te Ata” is set and filming is now underway in several Oklahoma locations.Experienced, award-winning Native American actors are among those selected to bring the story based on the life of Chickasaw actress Mary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher to the silver screen.Chickasaw... Read more
Indian Village, a Round-Up tradition, sets up PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A new Pendleton neighborhood sprang up Sunday morning, rising with the sun.Bare lawn morphed into the Indian Village, a collection of more than 200 teepees near the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds. At 6 a.m., a line of pickup trucks and other vehicles carrying poles and other teepee parts rolled onto the expanse of... Read more


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Casino study renews hope for Maine’s Indian tribes AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Bolstered by new study that finds that Maine can handle more casinos, Maine’s American Indian tribes are renewing their push to bring slot machines to their communities.The report that lawmakers on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee began examining Wednesday suggests that there’s room for an additional... Read more
Retail deal latest big Cherokee Nation development TULSA, Okla. (AP) – With the recent announcement of two major development projects and the start of work on a third, business at the Cherokee Nation appears to be thriving.Details of the latest plan are scheduled to be announced Wednesday in Catoosa – where the tribe operates the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The Tahlequah-based... Read more
Hotel plans modified for Choctaw casino expansion DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Officials with the Choctaw Nation say a new hotel at the tribe’s casino and resort in Durant will be eight stories shorter in height than originally planned.The tribe initially planned a 22-story hotel as part of a $275 million expansion to its Choctaw Casino and Resort. But the tribe said this week that the hotel... Read more
Yakama cigarette maker owes $58M in taxes YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that a tobacco company owned by a Yakama Nation tribal member owes $58 million in back taxes and penalties.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the ruling last week in Yakima sets the amount owed by King Mountain Tobacco and follows a previous decision that treaty rights didn’t exempt the... Read more
Judge: Tribal poker rooms violate state ban BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal on Friday ordered a halt to Texas Hold `Em tournaments at the Coeur d’Alene Casino, saying the games are not among those allowed by state law.In making the ruling, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill granted an injunction sought by the state to shut down poker rooms that have operated since May at the... Read more


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New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname NEW YORK (AP) – One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name R*dsk*ns when writing about Washington's NFL team.The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled “Sack the Name” that the reference will no longer be part of stories and columns. The name, however, may appear in quotations,... Read more
Sheridan County Fairgrounds to Host Championships for America’s First Extreme Sport North America’s top Indian Relay teams will compete at the All Nations Championship, an exhilarating bareback bonanza for teams and fans alikeSHERIDAN, Wyo. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association is proud to announce that the PIHRA All Nations Indian Relay Championships will take place on September 12-14, 2014, at the... Read more
OSU to students: Trail of Tears sign not OK STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University officials say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles crossed the line.Oklahoma news outlets report the sign, held Saturday at ESPN's College GameDay event, read: ''Send 'em home (hash)Trail-of-Tears... Read more
Team International captures NBIII Challenge victory Premier field of golfers raises funds and awareness to improve the health and wellness of Native American children Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Today an extraordinary performance led Team International to claim the 2014 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) title over a competitive field of world-class PGA TOUR golfers... Read more
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

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