July 01, 2015

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Oklahoma City: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor The Delaware Nation is accepting applications for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in their Oklahoma City office.A bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or related field is preferred. Experience working with Native Americans and experience working with individuals with psychological and/or physical disabilities is a plus.... Read more
Director of Student Support Services, Bacone College The TRIO Student Support Services program is a federally funded, continuing grant. Reporting to the Office of Academic Affairs, the director will coordinate the administrative, budgetary and personnel operations of the program. Responsibilities include monitoring of the participants’ academic progress and advisement, personal and... Read more
Senior Program Director, Community Wellness Department JOB DESCRIPTION           POSITION:  Senior Program Director                                           DEPARTMENT: Community Wellness DepartmentREPORTS TO: Director of Community WellnessLOCATIONS:  Native American Health Center, Inc. (NAHC), 3124 International Blvd., Oakland, CAWORK HOURS: Full Time, 40 hours per week, 100% FTESTATUS:... Read more
Chief Medical Officer VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Chief Medical OfficerFull-Time PositionMonday thru Friday (40 hours per week)Annual Salary Range $98,000. -$100,000.00Depending of Qualifications Posted: June 1, 2015 The Kickapoo Tribal Health Center located in McLoud, Oklahoma is seeking to hire Medical Physician.   The Kickapoo Tribal Health Center is only 30... Read more
Executive Director: Housing Authority of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Responsible for the oversight and management of the eight employee organization.  Applicants shall possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent housing authority, realty management or administrative experience.  Indian preference.  Request an application or send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need... Read more

News

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Tribe to celebrate transfer of ancestral land in Wisconsin BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Native American tribe is celebrating the legal land transfer of 1,553 acres near the Wisconsin River that once belonged to it.The Ho-Chunk Nation will hold a public celebration on the site Friday afternoon, featuring a round dance and tours of the property. It also will include speeches by Ho-Chunk Nation... Read more
FBI confirms man was killed by law officers on reservation BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal authorities have confirmed that law officers shot and killed a man on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation last week.FBI spokesman Kyle Loven tells The Associated Press that 31-year-old Joseph Charboneau (SHAHR’-buh-noh) was killed during an altercation with Bureau of Indian Affairs officers on June 16.Loven... Read more
Sustainable housing community breaks ground on Pine Ridge SHARPS CORNER, S.D. (AP) – Ground has been broken for a housing community that’s been in the planning stage for about five years in Sharps Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.The housing project envisioned by the Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. will include more than 30 single-family homes, a grocery store, powwow... Read more
Confederate flag case cited in R*dsk*ns trademark battle ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington R*dsk*ns.Lawyers for Native Americans who object to the R*dsk*ns’ name and trademark say their case has been strengthened by the decision, which found that Texas was not required to issue... Read more
Blackfeet man says he’ll run for US House in 2016 HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Blackfeet tribal member said Tuesday he is running for Montana’s U.S. House seat as a Democrat in 2016.James Stgoddard announced his intentions in front of a small gathering outside the Montana Capitol. He said he prefers his name spelled as one word, although past references to him and his work have been as two... Read more

Life

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Heard Museum keeps visitors cool during Free* Summer Sundays in July Activities include Super Hero kids’ crafts, artist demonstrations and Native performances PHOENIX – Families looking to beat the heat this summer can stop by the Heard Museum in Phoenix for free admission* each Sunday in July with fun super hero activities for kids, cultural performances and artist demonstrations.During the Heard’s... Read more
Native American code talkers from WWII posthumously honored CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) – Four Native American World War II code talkers from Montana have been posthumously honored for their service.The families of the four accepted Congressional Gold Medals for their ancestors’ service Friday during a ceremony in Crow Agency.Code talkers were tribal members who spoke their native tongue during the... Read more
Association of American Indian Physicians Selects New Executive Director OKLAHOMA CITY– The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) has announced the selection of Polly Olsen as its new executive director. Olsen will start the position beginning September 2015. Olsen will fill the position held by Margaret Knight who is retiring after 27 years with the organization. The AAIP Board of Directors... Read more
Impersonators have caused American Indians great harm The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.Far from being a benign issue the decision by individuals such as Ms. Dolezal... Read more
Sweat Lodge - Advocates allege religious discrimination at VA hospital WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Members of a Native American sweat lodge at a VA hospital in Wichita have been subjected to discrimination and “blatant hostility” aimed at shutting down their religious services, according to a letter sent by a religious liberties group Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Among the concerns... Read more

Business

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Request for Qualifications: Construction Management The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is advertising for Construction Management Services for the construction of the Pawnee Nation Resource Center which is located east of  1200 Heritage Circle on the Pawnee Tribal Reserve which is located east of Pawnee, Oklahoma.  The complete Request for Qualifications including the criteria that will be... Read more
Three Alaska Native corporations form business alliance ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Three Alaska Native regional corporations whose business interests and lands would be affected by oil and gas and shipping expansions in the arctic are joining together in a formal partnership.The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Arctic Slope Regional Corp., NANA Regional Corp. and Bering Straits Native Corp.,... Read more
Tribal leader: Casino bill failure widens rift with state PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – An American Indian tribal leader says the failure of a bill to create a tribal casino in northern Maine widens the rift between the tribes and state leaders.The bill died after the Republican-controlled Senate voted 18-16 against it Monday, although the House had approved the measure last week. The proposal... Read more
Southern Arizona tribe sues state to be able to open casino PHOENIX (AP) – Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials are facing a lawsuit from a southern Arizona tribe that wants an injunction allowing its new casino to open by the end of this year.The lawsuit filed by the Tohono O’Odham Nation in federal court Monday asks a judge to order the state to stop trying to block the casino... Read more
Kansas board mulls casino developer for competitive market TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas board is preparing to decide which of three proposals for a new casino in the state’s southeast corner it believes would best withstand strong competition from tribal gambling operations in Oklahoma.The board expected to decide Tuesday evening among Castle Rock Casino Resort, Frontenac Development and... Read more

Sports

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Indian All-State pulls off another round of games Thought to be Oklahoma’s longest running Indian athletic event, the program is a non-profit venture that relies heavily on gate admissions, program ad sales, concession sales, t-shirt sales and the occasional donation from tribes or businesses in order to cover the roughly $25,000 accrued annually in associated costs. FAIRFAX, Okla. —... Read more
List of potential new UND nicknames narrowed to 15 GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A committee has narrowed to 15 the list of possible nicknames for the University of North Dakota, including simply “North Dakota.”The group started out with nearly 1,200 potential monikers. It was whittled to about five dozen and then to 15. That list will be narrowed even further before a final list is brought... Read more
St. Louis Cardinals select Cherokee citizen in 5th round NEW YORK – The St. Louis Cardinals on June 9 selected Cherokee Nation citizen and Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.) pitcher Ryan Helsley as the 161st overall pick in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Helsley is the first NSU player to be drafted in the first five rounds.“First of all I want to thank God... Read more
Cherokee citizen competes with state archery team at national 4-H competition MANNFORD, Okla. —  After years of preparation, Cherokee citizen and Mannford resident Ty Bushyhead will put his archery skills to the test as he represents the state of Oklahoma at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.Bushyhead, 17, and three other Oklahoma high school students will compete as a team in the compound... Read more
Maine residents debate area high school’s ‘Indians’ nickname SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – Somerset County residents turned out to voice their opinions on the issue of whether a local high school should change its mascot.Skowhegan Area High School currently uses the nickname “Indians” for its sports teams, along with Native American imagery. Skowhegan is one of the last remaining schools in Maine that... Read more

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