July 28, 2016

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#12088 R/FT Transportation Facilities Specialist 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
Account Coordinator BHW1 Account Coordinator Job DescriptionThe BHW1 account coordinator works directly with a diverse account services team to provide support on client accounts, increasing efficiencies of client projects and internal processes. This position includes managing day-to-day activities as a self-starter, and working well in a team... Read more
Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist Southeastern Oklahoma State University Native American Institute invites applications for the position of Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist. The successful candidate will identify and assist Native American students with enrollment, retention and graduation. Will assist with enrollment activities for general student population.... Read more
Head Start Teacher The Kickapoo Head Start is accepting applications for a Teacher. Please see www.kickapootribeofoklahoma.com for full job description.Mail resumes to:Kickapoo Head Start, Inc.P. O. Box 399McLoud, OK  74851Fax: (405) 964-3417Call: (405) 964-3676 orEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to... Read more
#12223 R/FT Residential Assistant 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

News

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Tribal official goes to trial over contaminated water probe HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The former head of the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s water department is going to trial over allegations that he lied to federal authorities investigating a contaminated drinking water tank.Jonathan Jay Eagleman has pleaded not guilty to making false statements to a federal agency. He demanded a jury trial, which is... Read more
Seneca-Cayuga election postponed again             GROVE, Okla. — A Bureau of Indian Affairs court is delaying an already rescheduled Seneca-Cayuga election.             On Wednesday, Magistrate Tom Walker ruled to postpone a reconvened General Council meeting of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. In June, Walker had ordered the tribe to reconvene its General Council meeting on or... Read more
Navajo Nation Council set to begin summer session in Arizona FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.The council is slated to convene Monday and to hear proposals including legislation that would regulate surface coal mining, reclamation and coal... Read more
Feds reach settlement with Navajos over uranium mine cleanup ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The federal government has reached another settlement with the Navajo Nation that will clear the way for cleanup work to continue at abandoned uranium mines across the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S.The target includes 46 sites that have been identified as priorities due to radiation levels and... Read more
Documents seem to back claims of Fort Peck homeless roundup HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A record of a 2013 meeting says Fort Peck tribal officials detained dozens of people because they “didn’t want street people or transients to be the face of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes during the Wild Horse Stampede.”The August 2013 minutes of the tribe’s law and justice committee and documents... Read more

Life

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Notes from Indian Country: Questioning Donald Trump's motto Donald Trump has built his bid to become President of the United States on the motto “Make America Great Again!”Just what does he mean by that?Does he mean America was great when innocent women were being burned at the stake because of accusations of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts?Does he mean when slave traders were herding... Read more
Activists protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting PHOENIX (AP) – A small group in Arizona on Monday protested a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors.The shooting of 27-year-old Navajo woman Loreal Tsingine in March led tribal officials to urge the U.S. Justice Department to investigate... Read more
Legal team for activist Peltier urges Obama to grant release SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The legal team for imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier is hoping President Barack Obama will pardon him before he leaves office.Peltier is serving two life sentences for the 1975 shooting deaths of two FBI agents during a standoff on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He’s now 71 and... Read more
American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. walks on SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime representative of South Dakota’s Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.Bald Eagle died at home Friday and a traditional four-day wake began in his home Monday.Bald Eagle was born in a tepee in 1919 and for decades he was the... Read more
Cobell Education Scholarship Fund reaches nearly $40 million Interior Department’s quarterly transfers to Scholarship Fund through land buy-back program continue to grow education opportunities for Native youthWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that this quarter’s transfer of nearly $500,000 to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund) brings the... Read more

Business

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Navajo Pride flour mill to reopen after more than a year FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – A flour mill owned by the Navajo Nation is reopening after undergoing renovations for more than a year.Navajo Agricultural Products Industry officials announced Friday that the Navajo Pride flour mill will relaunch through a joint venture with a new company.The Daily Times of Farmington reports New Mexico... Read more
National Cattle Congress fighting foreclosure ruling WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – The National Cattle Congress plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that says the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa can foreclose on Cattle Congress property.The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the organization has asked the judge to reconsider his ruling and will take the case to the Iowa Appeals... Read more
Spokane tribe plans to break ground on new casino this fall SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – The Spokane Tribe of Indians says it plans to break ground this fall on a new off-reservation casino in the suburb of Airway Heights.Tribal Chairwoman Carol Evans said Thursday that the tribe hopes to open the first phase of the project next year. It would include a casino with 450 slot machines and 12 games... Read more
AMERIND Risk Launches AMERIND Critical Infrastructure HONOLULU, HAWAII — The only 100 percent Tribally-owned insurance solution provider announced yesterday that it is launching a new business line to help Tribal Nations and Native communities close the persistent and pervasive “connectivity divide” in Indian country.AMERIND Risk is embarking on a groundbreaking new business line, AMERIND... Read more
Morongo Opens New Credit Union Offices CABAZON, Calif.  – First Californian Credit Union, launched by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians seven years ago to provide financial products and services to tribal members and tribal employees, welcomed its new flagship offices on the Morongo Indian Reservation with a grand opening ceremony on Monday, July 11. First Californian... 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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