August 26, 2016

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Nurse Educator VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTPOSITION:     Nurse Educator (Part Time)                                    OPEN:            August 15, 2016SALARY:         Based on Qualifications                                    CLOSES:        Open Until Filled  LOCATION:    Kickapoo Tribal Health Center, McLoud, OklahomaGeneral Description:This position... Read more
Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Arts Bacone College is currently accepting applications for the position of:Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication ArtsFull-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Arts beginning Fall 2016.  Doctorate required, ABD considered. College teaching experience preferred.  Duties include instruction and advising in courses... 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
Job Training Services Available for Older Veterans MUSKOGEE, Okla. – This year’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day is a reminder that many U.S. veterans are still unemployed. Experience Works is providing the tools older veterans need to succeed.   “It’s about making sure older workers have the skills and confidence to compete in today’s workforce. Retirement just isn’t an option for the... Read more
Top 10 interview questions job seekers must ask Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Warns Job Seekers: Will be Judged More on the Questions You Ask Than the Answers You GiveHAVERFORD, PA  (September 23, 2014) - Many job seekers walk into an interview ill-prepared, expecting the employer to ask all the questions. Contrary to popular belief, the most important questions of the... Read more

News

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Navajo Nation lawmakers to face sentencing hearings FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Thirteen former Navajo Nation lawmakers are awaiting sentencing for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund.The Farmington Daily Times reports that hearings for the former Navajo Nation Council delegates are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Window Rock, Arizona.Prosecutors say... Read more
Mormon church: Sex abuse lawsuit belongs in federal court SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Mormon church attorneys argued Monday that a lawsuit accusing religious officials of not doing enough to protect four Navajo children from sexual abuse in a now defunct church-run foster program belongs in federal court because the alleged incidents occurred off tribal land.U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby heard... Read more
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church lawsuit in tribal court SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Navajo Nation wants a lawsuit against the Mormon Church over the alleged sexual abuse of four Navajo children heard in tribal court.The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the tribe’s attorneys filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge in Salt Lake City to dismiss the suit until after it goes through tribal... Read more
Utes awarded $9 million grant to upgrade water system CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) – The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has been awarded $9 million to upgrade water infrastructure and wastewater facilities on the reservation.The Cortez Journal reports that the federal grant will pay for municipal projects in Towaoc and two in White Mesa, the tribe’s satellite community in southeast Utah.In all, the tribe... Read more
Statement from Indigenous Environmental Network on pipeline protest TRIBAL GATHERING FACES AGGRESSIVE STATE REPRESSION AND MEDIA MANIPULATION  The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline continues in the face of aggressive state repression and media manipulation.  Last Friday, Governor Dalrymple declared a State of Emergency in order to make... Read more

Life

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Tribal house to mark Huna Tlingit connection to Glacier Bay ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A tribal house years in the making will be dedicated on the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on Thursday, a physical acknowledgment that the area known for its rugged beauty is also the homeland of the Huna Tlingit.Ceremonies will be held at the Huna Tribal House at Barlett Cove, with officials... Read more
Native communities get help with health disparities BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Montana State University and its partners have received $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address health disparities facing Native communities in Montana and Alaska.University officials say the new American Indian-Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program includes... Read more
Oregon prison holds its first powwow UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) – People sang, danced and drummed Saturday in Umatilla, behind the high prison fence.Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation... Read more
Miami Nation to build museum at its Indiana tribal center PERU, Ind. (AP) – The Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana plans to open a museum at its tribal headquarters in northern Indiana to display artifacts and records documenting the tribe’s history.Miami Nation volunteer Keith Layman says work should begin in September to convert parts of its Peru tribal complex into a museum about 65 miles... Read more
opeka statue honors first Native American vice president TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A bronze statue has been unveiled in Topeka of native son Charles Curtis, the first person of significant Native American descent to become vice president, serving under Herbert Hoover.Mayor Larry Wolgast praised Curtis as “a significant Topekan” in dedicating the statue Wednesday, adding that he looks “forward to... Read more

Business

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Judge: Florida tribe’s members must pay taxes to IRS MIAMI (AP) – A judge has ruled that members of a South Florida Indian tribe must pay federal income taxes in a decision that could cost other tribe members millions of dollars.The recent decision by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga involved the 600-member Miccosukee Tribe, which has a reservation in the Everglades and a gambling... Read more
State wants American Indian-run East Texas gaming hall shut AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Attorney General’s Office is trying to shut a gaming hall recently reopened on the 10,000-acre Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in East Texas.Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a federal court filing the Naskila Entertainment Center violates an existing court injunction, should be closed and the tribe fined... Read more
Ho-Chunk adds hotels, expands casinos WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) – The Ho-Chunk Nation is adding hotels and expanding casinos in Wisconsin.The tribe begins a $153 million building project next month at its gaming operations in Wittenberg, Black River Falls and Wisconsin Dells. The project could add 100 jobs to its workforce in Wisconsin where there are 3,400 Ho-Chunk... Read more
Internet lender owes restitution to Minnesota borrowers ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A California-based internet lender has been barred from doing business in Minnesota unless it complies with state lending laws.Attorney General Lori Swanson says the court-approved consent judgment orders CashCall, Inc. to provide more than $11.7 million in relief to about 6,000 borrowers in Minnesota.Under the... Read more
Grand Ronde: Big revenue loss if casino opens near Portland SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Grand Ronde Tribe expects to lose as much as 41 percent of its revenue after a decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the Cowlitz Tribe to build a casino in southwest Washington.“This will be a big financial hit to the tribe, and as a government that offers essential services like health care and... Read more

Sports

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Indian Relay Season Announced BILLINGS, Mont. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) 2016 season of sanctioned Indian Relay Races are underway with a great schedule. They have released the following schedule races sanctioned by the organization. • Buffalo Days Indian Relay, Buffalo WY June 11-13, 2016-Completed • Crow Native Days, Crow Agency,... Read more
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

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