March 04, 2015

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#962:TRIBAL WORKS MANAGER REGULAR FULL TIME         Announcement No: 962Starting Salary: $21.92/HRDepartment: Tribal WorksLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 02/27/2015Closing Date: 03/19/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****Download an application HERESummary:  The Tribal Works Manager will be responsible for overall maintenance of the... Read more
#961: PROJECT INSPECTOR REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 961Starting Salary: $21.37/HRDepartment: RoadsLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 02/26/2015Closing Date: 03/18/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****Download an application HERESummary:  This position is responsible for all daily activities involved with the inspection of the Osage... Read more
#960: MAINTENANCE ENGINEER / CARPENTER II REGULAR FULL TIME          Announcement No: 960Starting Salary: $21.00/HRDepartment: Tribal WorksLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 02/20/2015Closing Date: 03/20/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****Download application HERESummary:  The Osage Nation Maintenance Engineer/Carpenter will be responsible for Framing,... Read more
#958: SURVEILLANCE OFFICER REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 958Starting Salary: $13.30/Hr.  Department: Gaming CommissionLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 02/18/2015Closing Date: 03/18/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****APPLICATIONS may be downloaded HERE or may be obtained from and are being accepted at the Osage Nation Human Resources,... Read more
#957: MAINTENANCE ENGINEER/HVAC TECHNICIAN REGULAR FULL TIMEAnnouncement No: 957Starting Salary: $20.00/HRDepartment: Tribal WorksLocation: Pawhuska, OK.Date Opened: 02/18/2015Closing Date: 03/18/2015****Open to internal & external applicants****APPLY HERESummary:  The Osage Nation Maintenance Engineer/HVAC will be responsible for installation, maintenance and repair of... Read more

News

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Deadline approaching for land purchase offers on Pine Ridge PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. (AP) – The deadline is approaching for owners of parcels on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to accept land buyback offers from the federal government.The U.S. Department of Interior says owners of fractional interests have until April 20 to accept the purchase offer. Thousands of offers were sent... Read more
Date set for presidential election on Navajo Nation WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – Navajo voters are scheduled to go to the polls in April to elect the next president on the country’s largest American Indian reservation.The presidential contest had been embroiled for months in court challenges, protests, and attempts by tribal lawmakers to switch up election law and reinstate candidates.Last... Read more
Cherokee Nation Chief candidates to hold national debate at Pomona College, March 7 Candidates for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation will participate in a series of historic debates in three cities, starting at Pomona College, on Saturday, March 7. The debate will be held in the Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont, 91711). Doors will open at 3 p.m. and will close promptly at 3:45 p.m. The event is... Read more
Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance,... Read more
Company plans to resume work at Arizona uranium mine FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – When Arizona’s only active uranium mine shuts down this spring, the company running it plans to restart another mine south of Grand Canyon National Park.The move by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. comes amid a lawsuit challenging the Canyon Mine on national forest land about six miles southeast of Tusayan. Work to... Read more

Life

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Longtime Cherokee journalist John Shurr dies COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was the Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was 67.Bill Rogers, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, says Shurr died at his home Sunday morning after a brief illness.Rogers says Shurr... Read more
IAIA Announces Artists-in-Residence Program Seeking artists for 1-month residencies between September 2015 and May 2016SANTA FE, NM - The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces that it is seeking Artists-in-Residence between September 2015 and May 2016.
 This new residency program has the following geographic restrictions:  the artist must be a Native American or... Read more
Helmsley Trust boosts American Indian public health program FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley is giving North Dakota State University $750,000 to create an endowed scholarship fund for graduate students in American Indian public health.The state of North Dakota is providing another $375,000 through its Higher Education... Read more
Pine Ridge tribal president asks for US civil rights probe PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The tribal president from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has asked for a federal civil rights investigation into reported harassment of Native American students at a hockey game at the Rapid City Civic Center.Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric... Read more
Avera to manage cancer program focused on Native Americans SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Avera Health will now handle a research program that for years has worked to improve cancer cure rates and treatment among South Dakota’s Native American population through access to clinical trials, palliative care and screening for colorectal, cervical, breast and prostate cancer.The announcement regarding... Read more

Business

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Clock ticking on proposed New Mexico gambling compact ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Casinos run by some American Indian tribes in New Mexico would get to stay open around the clock and offer complimentary food and lodging under a revamped gambling compact negotiated by Gov. Susana Martinez’s office and the tribes.A special committee of lawmakers met Tuesday to discuss the latest version, which... Read more
New Mexico gets nearly $16M in tribal gambling revenues ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – American Indian tribes that operate casinos in New Mexico shared with the state nearly $16 million in gambling revenues during the last quarter.The New Mexico Gaming Control Board released the 2014 fourth quarter numbers Tuesday. Sandia Pueblo reported the most net winnings during the period with more than $36... Read more
Menominee continue walk to Madison WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) – Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe are about halfway through their journey from Keshena to Madison where they hope to meet with Gov. Scott Walker this week and change his mind about their plans for a casino in Kenosha.About a dozen tribal members left Keshena Friday on foot in the bitter cold. The number of... Read more
Proposals for southeast Kansas casino a contrast in approaches WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The four proposals submitted for a southeast Kansas casino offer a sharp contrast of approaches to obtain the final license to operate a state-owned gambling facility.Two of the applications are for larger, more expensive projects just feet from the Oklahoma and Missouri borders, while the other two propose more... Read more
State gambling board allows more machines at tribal casinos OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos.The Olympian reports the agreement approved Friday would let tribes collectively to have 2,700 more machines immediately and then let market conditions influence if they eventually have thousands more.The new compact is... Read more

Sports

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Colorado high school works with Sioux on respectful Indian mascot LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Loveland High School is looking to a Lakota Sioux tribe for help creating a new mascot and a hands-on lesson in history and culture for the school.“The goal is to make sure that we are honoring with our Indian logo,” said Principal Todd Ball.Science teacher Denny Heyrman is arranging for Sioux college students to... Read more
Frederick Douglass student commits to Haskell on National Signing Day OKLAHOMA CITY – At 6’5 and 324lbs., Coltyn Ingham (Comanche/Sac & Fox/Kiowa) is hard to miss coming down the hallways of his school in Oklahoma City.  While his final season for Class 4A powerhouse Douglass High School ended in great controversy with a referee admitted blown call in the state playoffs against Locust Grove, Coltyn’s... Read more
Sequoyah football player named All-Star TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Sequoyah senior Nolan Philpott was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star Football Team for his outstanding performance during the 2014 season. Philpott, of Tahlequah, will play offensive lineman for the class 3A team.“Nolan Philpott is a very good football player,” Shane Richardson, head football coach... Read more
Opposition to removal of [racist name] as high school mascot OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Students, faculty and alumni at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School turned out for a school board meeting to voice their opposition to the removal of R*dsk*ns as the school mascot.The board voted 8-0 Dec. 8 to change the 88-year-old mascot after hearing from students, teachers and a district official who said... Read more
Penobscot Indians hosting national whitewater race OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) – The Whitewater Open Canoe National Championship is being held for the first time on Maine's Penobscot River.The Penobscot Indian Nation is hosting the event from July 23 to 26. It's expected to draw several hundred kayakers and canoeists from as far away as North Carolina and Michigan.Scott Phillips, race... Read more

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