February 07, 2016

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#2015-10972 Gaming Agent Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-11687 Security/Communications Officer III Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
Registered Nurse Consultant Comanche Nation Assisted Living Center is seeking a Registered Nurse Consultant.Position is open until filledMust be an Oklahoma Licensed RN Contact:Melanie LewisThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // (580) 699-3736Native American PreferenceAll Applications will be Considered Read more
Bacone: Registrar Assistant Responsibilities: The successful candidate will become efficient in assisting students in the enrollment process.  They will also process all transcript requests, maintain student files and academic records.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in process student loan deferments and loan tracking.  They will be conscientious... Read more
Bacone: Human Resource Manager Responsibilities:The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Human Resources Department.  This will include, but is not limited to, all HR required reporting, oversee payroll entries and processing, onboarding and exits, and oversee the retirement annuity plan.  The successful candidate will also administer employee... Read more

News

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Secretary of state files motion to dismiss voter ID lawsuit BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Al Jaeger has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state’s voter identification requirements are unconstitutional.KXMB-TV reports Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed the motion to dismiss Wednesday.Seven members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa last month sued... Read more
Blackfeet water settlement clears US Senate committee BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A U.S. Senate committee has approved a $420 million water rights settlement with Montana’s Blackfeet American Indian tribe.Wednesday’s vote by the Indian Affairs Committee sends the measure to the full senate.The settlement proposes to rehabilitate the Four Horns Dam and Blackfeet Irrigation Project and make... Read more
Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles RENO, Nev. (AP) – A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 individual eagle and hawk feathers that he reportedly told authorities he kept for religious ceremonies.Dana McIvor faces six counts of unlawful... Read more
Judge dismisses lawsuit over who owns roads on tribal lands SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in a decades-old dispute over who owns roads crossing tribal lands used to access private property adjacent to San Ildefonso Pueblo.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that U.S. District Judge James Browning ruled on Saturday that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the... Read more
Pamunkey tribe withstands challenge to federal recognition NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A group challenging federal recognition of Virginia’s Pamunkey Indian tribe has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.The Washington Post reports that in July, the Pamunkey became the first Viginia tribe to receive federal recognition from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. In October, the... Read more

Life

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Chief Baker: Challenging legislative session ahead for Oklahoma The new state legislative session is one we will all be watching closely. Our policymakers in Oklahoma City have a challenging task ahead as they try to create an operational budget for the state while being millions of dollars in the hole. Unfortunately, most state agencies remain funded at more than 20 percent below pre-recession... Read more
Feds outline reforms for hospitals on reservations SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials outlined a plan Wednesday to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and developing a single credentialing process for doctors working at Indian Health Service... Read more
Brown University renames holiday to honor indigenous peoples PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The faculty at Brown University has voted to rename what used to be called Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.The Ivy League university in 2009 changed the name of the holiday that falls on the second Monday of October to Fall Weekend. But some people said the change didn’t go far enough. So on Tuesday,... Read more
Ojibwe treaty rights protesters plead not guilty BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – Four American Indians have pleaded not guilty to fishing and wild rice harvesting violations stemming from a protest in north-central Minnesota last summer.The four Ojibwe tribal members entered their pleas Monday in Crow Wing County. Minnesota Public Radio reports the appearance is the first step in what could... Read more
Anchorage police work to diversify mostly white department ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police Chief Chris Tolley says the department is increasing its recruitment efforts to ensure it more accurately represents the city’s racial diversity.“It’s going to be a challenge for the department as well as the community,” Tolley told the Alaska Dispatch News. “We don’t want to just recruit... Read more

Business

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Appeals court puts payday loan lawsuit back before judge RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put a Virginia man’s lawsuit over a payday loan back before a judge.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously reversed U.S. District Judge John Gibney’s order sending the lawsuit to arbitration.James Hayes claims that Delbert Services... Read more
Navajo Nation seeking compensation for retailer's use of 'Navajo' name The tribe's lawsuit alleging trademark violations has been working its way through the courts for more than three years. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has... Read more
Nez Perce tribe asks county to stop making arrests at casino LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Nez Perce tribe has asked county sheriff’s deputies to stop making arrests at the region’s casino.The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Tribal Executive Committee requested that Nez Perce County deputies refrain from making arrests for outstanding warrants on the floor or in the parking lot of Clearwater... Read more
Puyallup Tribe to open marijuana testing laboratory TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is opening a marijuana testing laboratory, marking their first foray into the Washington’s budding marijuana industry.The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that Gov. Jay Inslee signed a compact this week to make the move official.The lab will be housed in a Fife building that houses the... Read more
Tribe behind Foxwoods rehires ex-leader convicted of theft MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) – A former leader of the tribe behind the Foxwoods Resort Casino who went to prison for stealing from his Mashantucket Pequots has been hired for a new job with the tribal government.Michael Thomas, who was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for stealing $100,000 from the tribe, was hired this month as an... Read more

Sports

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Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.The mascot received 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-name runoff. The new nickname replaces Fighting Sioux, which was retired... Read more
Results of University of North Dakota nickname runoff vote expected early this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota might have a new nickname early this week, or it might have another vote on a new moniker.People with ties to the Grand Forks school voted last week in a runoff election involving the top three nickname options from a preliminary vote.If Fighting Hawks, Roughriders or Nodaks gets... Read more
Hopi boys extend cross-country winning streak PHOENIX (AP) – The boys’ cross-country team at Hopi High School has run away with another win, maintaining the longest streak of consecutive victories in the nation.The Arizona Interscholastic Association says the Hopi Bruins scored 59 points to defeat Many Farms and Pinon for the Division IV title at Saturday’s state cross-country... Read more
UND to hold runoff vote on new nickname next week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota will be voting again as the school moves toward a new nickname.None of the five choices finalized by a committee last summer got a 50 percent majority in voting last week. UND says there will be a runoff vote next week with three choices on the ballot: Fighting... Read more
Voting on University of North Dakota nickname is this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota are voting this week on a new school nickname.Online voting is Monday through midnight Friday. Those eligible are UND students, faculty and staff; school alumni and retirees; donors; and athletic event season ticket holders.UND has been without a nickname the... Read more

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