May 06, 2016

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Pawnee Nation College Faculty Positions The Pawnee Nation College is accepting applications for the following faculty positions:BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIPACCOUNTING I and IIECONOMICSFINANCE If interested you may find an application on the website or call (918) 762-3343 for more information. Applicants must have a Masters in field, however candidates with Teaching... Read more
Construction Project Manager Construction Project Manager position located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Bachelor degree preferred. Experience in government contracting and commercial construction projects.  Native American Preference.  Send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //   Read more
Executive Assistant F/T Executive Assistant, Full Time, Coordination and support for CEO and CFO in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Bachelor degree and 3 years’ experience preferred.  Native American Preference.  Send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // 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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Man charged in kidnapping, death of Navajo girl ALBUQUERQUE – Tom Begaye, Jr., 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Waterflow, N.M., made his initial appearance this morning in federal court in Farmington, N.M., on a criminal complaint charging him with kidnapping and murdering an 11-year-old Navajo child.  Begaye remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing... Read more
Reservation slaying suspect to plead guilty to lesser charge BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of killing another man on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and hiding the body in the trunk of a car while he recruited others to help dispose of it has reached a deal with prosecutors.Marcel Chase is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Bismarck on Friday to plead guilty to a reduced... Read more
Klamath Tribes chairman wins re-election KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – The Klamath Tribes chairman has been elected for another three-year term.The Herald and News reports that Chairman Don Gentry won the April 27 tribal election with 201 votes. Ten candidates ran for the position.Myra Gail Hatcher was elected vice chairman.Gentry says he’s looking forward to working with the... Read more
Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal WASHINGTON (AP) – The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States.Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States.The Senate gave final approval to the bill Thursday, two... Read more
Oklahoma tribes learn about engaging in the UN system
 SHAWNEE, Okla. –  Indian nations have historically been international actors and a part of the world community of sovereign nations, and this is shown by their treaties with the United States and other nations. Today, tribes are seeking to rejoin the international community in order to protect their lands, sovereignty, and cultures,... Read more

Life

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NCUIH 2016 Recognition Dinner Honors Native Health Leaders San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ support helps recognize practitioners using culturally grounded approachesin collaboration with modern health practices ALPINE, Calif. — The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) a grant to support the 2016 Pendleton Blanket Recognition... Read more
Teach for American named top 50 workplace for Native STEM professionals Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative Receives Recognition for Third-Straight Year And Announces Formal Partnerships with The American Indian College Fund and Tribal Education Departments National Assembly NEW YORK – The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), recently announced that Teach For America ranks... Read more
Native American Students with SMSC Scholarships Celebrate Graduation Minneapolis – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) joined the University of Minnesota on April 30 to celebrate the graduation of this year’s Native American students who received scholarships from the SMSC. The 25 students make up the seventh graduating class to receive SMSC scholarships, representing 21 tribes from across... Read more
Taking advantage of airline schedule changes to save money NEW YORK (AP) – Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise or a leisurely layover turns into a mad dash to the next gate.Savvy travelers, however, realize that sometimes schedule changes – usually an hour or more – allow the freedom to make itinerary adjustments... Read more
Wilmington school may drop offensive name ELSMERE, Del. (AP) – A committee for the Red Clay Consolidated School District is recommending that Wilmington’s Conrad Schools of Science stop using the nickname “R*dsk*ns” and Native American imagery.The News Journal reports that the committee voted 9-4 Monday night at a meeting in Elsmere to retire the nickname. Committee members... Read more

Business

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Request for Qualifications: Aquatic Health Center The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is advertising for Architectural/Engineering Services for the design and construction of an Aquatic Health Center which will be an in-door 77,000 gallon salt water pool. This will be an expansion of an existing facility, the Pawnee Nation Wellness Center. This new facility will be located on the Pawnee... Read more
Massachusetts weighs another casino for crowded southeast BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts’ casino scene could get more crowded.The state Gaming Commission is deciding this week whether to award the state’s third and final gambling license to a developer seeking to build a $677 million resort on the Brockton Fairgrounds.On Tuesday, it begins a multi-day review of the project, which is the only one... Read more
Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state.The News Tribune reports that a press release says Spectrum Gaming Group has worked in the field since the 1980s and has conducted studies on gambling in other states, including Florida and... Read more
Native corporation agrees to buy Katmai fishing lodges ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska Native regional corporation says it’s buying a company that owns fishing lodges within Katmai National Park.Bristol Bay Native Corp. on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Katmailand (KAT-meye-land), Inc., which operates Kulik Lodge, Brooks Lodge and Grosvenor Lodge.The company is a National Park... Read more
South Bend Common Council unanimously approves casino pact SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – South Bend city officials have agreed to support a Native American tribe’s attempt to develop a tribal village and casino in the city in exchange for a share of the gambling profits.The South Bend Common Council on Monday voted 8-0 in favor of the proposal that calls for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to... Read more

Sports

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'Caucasians' shirt sales jump after ESPN's Jones appearance ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN's Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt's creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts... Read more
House panel mulls bill to ban derogatory school team names PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would bar public schools from using athletic team names or mascots deemed derogatory would offer people offended by the symbols a way to change them, the proposal’s main sponsor said Friday.The House Education committee considered the bill, but a vote is expected to come next week. Some communities in... Read more
North Dakota sells Fighting Sioux items to satisfy NCAA FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Nearly four years after retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname following criticism from Native Americans, the University of North Dakota briefly found itself back in the business of selling merchandise with a logo the NCAA had ruled hostile and abusive.The reason is that a settlement agreement with the NCAA over the... Read more
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

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