May 28, 2016

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2016-11965 Inpatient RN/ER 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
#2016-12014 Inpatient RN/OR 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
05262016: PARALEGAL The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) in Boulder, Colorado, is seeking applicants for the position of Paralegal.  NARF is a non-profit national Indian law firm that provides legal representation to American Indian tribes throughout the United States. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.SUMMARY:  NARF handles a broad range of... Read more
Executive Director, Natural Resources Executive Director, Boise, ID. Coordinate natural resource activities of Burns-Paiute, Shoshone-Paiute, and Shoshone Bannock Tribes. Knowledge of Columbia River Basin tribal cultures and inter-tribal, state, federal relationships required. Degree in biological sciences or natural resource management preferred. Minimum five years... Read more
Bacone College: Adjunct Instructors Bacone College is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach online and in the classroom in the following areas of study, Developmental Math, Developmental Reading, Developmental English, Speech, Business, Criminal Justice, Critical Thinking, Humanities, Science, Media and Communication, History and American Indian Studies. Job... Read more


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Paris auction house defends divisive sale of tribal items PARIS (AP) – A Paris auction house has defended its practices as within the law after Native American leaders in Washington protested its latest plan to sell off part of their tribal history, getting bi-partisan support.Hundreds of religious tribal items and art objects are going up for bidding Monday at EVE auction house, including... Read more
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska signs buyback program agreement WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) – The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is moving forward with a federal program designed to return land to American Indian tribes.The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with the tribe to implement a land buy-back program.The program was created as part of a class-action... Read more
Charges made against convicted tribal leader’s company HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who was later convicted in a corruption investigation.The claim that former state legislator and Chippewa Cree... Read more
Keepseagle fast-track process begins Details for $38 million grants distribution available on website  Initial, one-month eligibility application window closes June 24 WASHINGTON – The application process is now open for § 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, § 7871 non-profit organizations chartered under the tribal law of a state or federally recognized tribe,... Read more
Three more tribes sign agreements with DOI to implement Land Buy-Back Program WASHINGTON – As momentum continues with the success of Interior Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor announced today that the Department has signed agreements with three additional tribes to guide implementation – the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of... Read more


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US Surgeon General, tribal leaders work to combat addiction STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – The crisis of addiction hasn’t spared any demographic or any state, including Oklahoma.The Trust for America’s Health ranked Oklahoma fifth-highest for drug overdose mortality in the U.S., based on 2013 numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Stillwater News Press reported. The same... Read more
OKC Indian Clinic offers some helpful summer tips Clinic gives recommendations for avoiding typical summer-related illnesses. OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a nonprofit clinic providing services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, has a few tips for all ages on avoiding common summer-related issues.Summer is just around the corner, with all the health risks... Read more
South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City – the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that’s been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.Inspectors with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,... Read more
Hospital on Nebraska reservation gets new clinical director WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) – A government-run hospital on a Native American reservation in Nebraska is getting a new clinical director and other staff in an effort to improve the quality of care provided to patients.The Indian Health Service administers the hospital on the Winnebago Reservation. The federal agency on Tuesday said eight new... Read more
Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park EAST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) – Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren’t driving, so yes, we’d have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.The historic... Read more


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Judge rejects Menominee’s hemp arguments GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp.The tribe filed a lawsuit last November against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice after the agencies destroyed its hemp crop grown on its reservation in... Read more
NCAIED's Gary Davis appointed to SBA council WASHINGTON – Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center), has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Council on Underserved Communities (CUC). As an appointee, Mr. Davis will work alongside SBA Administrator Maria... Read more
Bill would let Narragansett Indians grow hemp PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Narragansett Indian Tribe would be able to grow hemp in Rhode Island under a new bill proposed in the state's General Assembly.Rep. Helio Melo, an East Providence Democrat, introduced the legislation on Thursday.The bill says the tribe historically used hemp products for clothing and housing and wants to use... Read more
Judge rejects tribal immunity claim in allowing lending suit HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials' attempt to shut down a lawsuit against its online payday lending company by claiming sovereign immunity.U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford ruled Wednesday that two women's lawsuit against Chippewa Cree tribal officials and their non-Native... Read more
East Texas electronic bingo venue opens on tribal site LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) – Feel like gambling?Now you can head to East Texas where, on a more than 10,000-acre Indian reservation south of Livingston, is a casino-style gaming facility that opened this week.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports it's called Naskila Entertainment. The newly revamped facility – which comes 14 years after a... Read more


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FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s administration to consider adding the... Read more
'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

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