March 30, 2015

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK COMPANY CONFIDENTIALMUSKOGEE, OKIs searching for an accounts payable clerk in an extremely fast-paced work environment.General Statement of Duties: Responsible for Accounts Payable.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:    • Record invoices into general ledger system    • Process weekly payable report    • Maintain Positive Pay through... Read more
Associate/Assistant Professor: Division of Business Bacone College seeks a full-time Associate/Assistant Professor in the Division of BusinessRESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will become the lead instructor for management and will be responsible for instructing existing or new courses focused primarily in management. Commitment to college committees is also required. As is... Read more
Business Faculty Position: Information Systems Applications are invited for a Faculty position in the Division of Business at Bacone College with additional responsibilities as Webmaster.RESPONSIBILITIES: This hybrid position requires that the successful candidate teach courses in the Informations Systems area while taking responsibility for maintaining the institution's web... Read more
Juvenile Dependency Attorney San Bernardino County, CA$107,744.00 - $137,987.20 Annually The County Counsel's Office is recruiting for Juvenile Dependency Attorney.  Juvenile Dependency Attorneys represent the Department of Children and Family Services in Juvenile Court dependency cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. Attorneys in this section... Read more
Tax Commission, Pawnee Nation The Pawnee Nation has two (2) positions available on the Pawnee Nation Tax Commission.  The Pawnee Business Council appoints the seats of this Commission for three-year terms that will be staggered.  If interested, submit a written request, along with a resume to Marshall R. Gover, President, Pawnee Business Council, Pawnee Nation of... Read more

News

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MPCA announces new approach for protecting wild rice MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency unveiled a new site-specific approach Tuesday for protecting waters where wild rice grows against sulfate pollution that’s meant to replace a 1973 state law that largely went unenforced until recently.The dispute over whether the old standard is obsolete set up a politically... Read more
Requirement of Standardized Claim, Appeal Forms Simplifies Application Process for Oklahoma Veterans Washington – With the goal of making the application process easier and more efficient for our Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Veterans seeking disability benefits to use standardized claim and appeal forms. These standardized forms guide Veterans of Oklahoma to clearly state the symptoms or conditions... Read more
Oglala Sioux pass resolution to ban Rapid City Journal sales RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has approved a resolution banning all businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from selling the Rapid City Journal after the newspaper published a headline the tribe found objectionable.Tribal spokesman Kevin Steele tells KCSR-AM that the ban will stay in effect until the... Read more
Republican Budget Resolutions: Same Failed Top-Down Economics for Oklahoma With more than 12 million private-sector jobs created over the last 60 months, it is clear that the President’s middle class economic agenda is working.  But instead of taking the steps we need to strengthen the standing of working families, the Republican budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2016 would return our economy to the same top-down... Read more
Interior Sends $34 Million in Additional Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation Willing Sellers Have 45 Days to Respond in Voluntary Land Buy-Back Program WASHINGTON – Continuing the momentum of the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor announced Tuesday that more than $34 million in additional purchase offers have been sent to almost... Read more

Life

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Spiritual center faces uncertainty after founder’s death ESTERO, Fla. (AP) – It’s a Friday night and rock band Sobrevivencia is performing in a gazebo on land local Mayans use for ceremonies.The band wears T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, except for lead singer Xulen Ortiz. His feet are bare.Most of the audience is Guatemalan, like the performers. They are sheltered by tree canopies in the... Read more
Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what? Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer.Rising home values and a lack of inventory in many markets could set them up to receive competing offers, but that dynamic could also increase the likelihood that the appraised value of the home could fall short of the... Read more
Cherokee Nation adds Adair County to list of childcare centers with garden projects
 Tribe now helps 111 centers with Learn to Grow gardensSTILWELL – Toddlers and preschoolers at the Cherokee Nation Child Development Center in Stilwell now have new gardens, fresh soil and cages to grow tomatoes, squash, bell peppers, okra and cucumbers.Adair County becomes the sixth county in the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county tribal... Read more
Kick Butts Day Continues Despite Challenging Weather Osage Nation prevention programs keep up efforts to educate despite tornadoes and rain PAWHUSKA, Okla. – The 20th Annual Kick Butts Day was March 18. It is a national day of activism addressing the issue of stopping big tobacco companies from targeting children as young as two years old as potential replacement customers. Osage Nation... Read more
First they took our land… Desmond Tutu once said “When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”The same could be said today slightly modified to say “they took our land, and when we tried to survive on what was left, and began... Read more

Business

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New Mexico governor asks court to reject request on casino SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is asking the state Supreme Court to reject an Oklahoma-based tribe’s request to order her to sign a gambling compact with the tribe.Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday submitted a response to a petition filed last month by the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.The tribe wants to operate a casino on land... Read more
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma seeks land in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Oklahoma’s Quapaw Tribe is seeking 160 acres of land in Arkansas’ Pulaski County.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs sent a letter to Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde this month informing him that the bureau is considering an application... Read more
Tribe pulls out of proposed casino in southeast Kansas PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) – An American Indian tribe based in Oklahoma is pulling out of a partnership seeking to build a casino in southeast Kansas because of hostility from Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration, the tribe’s chairman said.John Berrey, chairman of the Quapaw Tribe, announced Wednesday that the tribe will not be partners with... Read more
RFQ: Design-Build Construction for Head Start Center Request for QualificationsOtoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians8151 Highway 177Red Rock, Oklahoma  74651The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians is seeking qualified Design-Build Construction firms for development and construction of a Head Start Center.  The estimated design-build contract award date is April 2015.  The scope of the design-build... Read more
Tribes warn Connecticut could lose 18,000 casino, other jobs HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes made a united pitch Tuesday to open at least one, jointly-owned casino, warning lawmakers the state could lose 18,000 jobs once a casino in neighboring Springfield, Massachusetts opens in 21/2 years.That figure includes both jobs at Mohegan Sun... Read more

Sports

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State panel passes bill limiting Native American mascots DENVER (AP) – A proposal debated Monday by lawmakers about the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools prompted a tense moment about using slurs for other groups of people as team names.To make a point of how offensive mascot monikers such as “r*dsk*ns” can be, the sponsors of a bill limiting the use of such names began... Read more
Applications being accepted for 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov, and will be accepted through May 15. Veterans ages 55 and older who are enrolled for VA... Read more
Colorado panel passes bill limiting Native American mascots DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers have advanced legislation to prohibit the use of Native American mascots at schools unless tribes give permission.The bill cleared its first committee Monday on a 6-5 party-line vote with Republicans in opposition. The vote came after a debate that was tense and uncomfortable at times.Supporters of the... Read more
Popular basketball tournament will stay in Rapid City RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of the annual Lakota Nation Invitational basketball tournament plan to keep it in Rapid City this year, despite heightened racial tensions in the city.The tournament’s board of directors had been entertaining offers from other potential host cities, but Board President Chuck Wilson issued a statement... Read more
School lacrosse team cancels game over rival’s R*dsk*ns name BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A suburban school district with numerous Native American students on Friday canceled a boys’ lacrosse game against a district that is debating whether to do away with its R*dsk*ns nickname.Akron School Superintendent Kevin Shanley said the decision to cancel the Akron Tigers’ March 31 varsity game against the... Read more

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