November 21, 2014

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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
Assistant Manager Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual who is experienced in the customer service field, to fill the position of the Okmulgee Creek Nation Travel Plaza Assistant Manager. Starting Salary is $32,000. We also offer excellent benefit packages to our full time employees. Interested... 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
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONEmail cover letter and resume to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mission“To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring... Read more
Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.Cherokee Nation, the only tribal government recipient, joins 32 states and Puerto Rico as a recipient of the two-year grant from the U.S.... Read more

News

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Federal appeals court hears tribal land claim ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Leaders of an American Indian community in northern New Mexico are not giving up on efforts to reclaim the Valles Caldera National Preserve as their own.Jemez Pueblo considers the nearly 140-square-mile swath of federally-managed public land as a “spiritual sanctuary” and part of its traditional homeland.The... Read more
Navajo lawmakers approve junk food tax WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation Council approved a tax on junk food sold on the country’s largest reservation, tribal officials announced Friday.Lawmakers voted 10-4 on the last day of a two-day special session Friday to impose a 2 percent sales tax on items such as cookies, chips and sodas. If signed into law by President... Read more
Washburn Approves Northern Cheyenne Probate Code; Tribe Set to Unlock Fractionated Land WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that he has approved the Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s probate code and that the Department of the Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) will now apply the code when probating trust or restricted lands within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in... Read more
Fate of Oklahoma congressional race undecided OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, coasted to victory in last week's general election with 70 percent of the vote, but the death of his underdog Democratic opponent just days before could end up giving Democrats another chance at the seat.The... Read more
Navajo presidential hopeful picks running mate PHOENIX (AP) – A Navajo Nation presidential hopeful who moved up on the ballot after another candidate was disqualified over a Navajo fluency requirement chose a fellow lawmaker to be his running mate.Russell Begaye announced the selection of Jonathan Nez on Wednesday in the tribal capital of Window Rock. Begaye said Nez, 39, knows how... Read more

Life

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regon artisan’s work selected for native coin BEATTY, Ore. (AP) – For Tom Rogers, it was the perfect combination.Rogers is a proud veteran, having spent four years in the Navy.For the past 10 years, he’s lived in Beatty, a Klamath County community that was once part of the Klamath Indian Reservation. It’s a community where the tribal influence persists.“Since establishing a studio... Read more
Policy helps tribal citizens get birth certificates TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) – Alice Guy was born at home on the Navajo Nation in a traditional eight-sided dwelling surrounded by her family and aided by a missionary nurse. But she hasn’t been able to prove that to the state of Arizona.She’s part of a generation of American Indians who never received a birth certificate and hit major... Read more
New England’s Indians working to restore heritage STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Rachel Sayet grew up walking the hills of Mohegan and hearing the stories of her great aunt, Mohegan tribal icon Gladys Tantaquidgeon - but never in summer.A nation lives in its culture, language and stories, Sayet, who wrote her master’s degree thesis on sovereignty and literature in the Aquinnah Wampanoag... Read more
Native American child law not followed, court says LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a Lancaster County judge should have applied to a child custody case a federal law that seeks to prevent the removal of Native American children from their homes.The high court’s ruling on Friday echoed a state Appeals Court ruling, which also said Juvenile Court Judge... Read more
GIAGO: The final Indian war in America about to begin (Note: This column will appear before the Senate votes on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The House has already approved the construction of the Pipeline) South Dakota’s Republican leadership of John Thune and Kristi Noem always march lockstep with the other Republican robots. Neither of them care that South Dakota’s largest minority, the... Read more

Business

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Appeals court overturns order stopping Kialegee Tribal town's casino work TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a judge's order that stopped work on a planned casino in northeastern Oklahoma.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 Monday against the state of Oklahoma. The Denver-based court instructed U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell in Tulsa to set aside his order that... Read more
Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2014 CATOOSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation honored eight standout certified Indian-owned businesses for 2014 during a dinner Thursday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.“We have more Indian businesses working for our tribe on contracts and subcontracts than ever before in our history. This kind of growth will continue to keep the Cherokee... Read more
Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.But revenue generated by Indian casinos rose less than 2 percent the same year, Casino City’s North American Gaming Almanac found.... Read more
Construction of Yreka casino could start in spring YREKA, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California Native American tribe says it has cleared all major hurdles for its planned casino off Interstate 5 in Yreka.The Medford Mail Tribute reports the casino’s construction could begin early next spring.Yreka is just south of the Oregon border. The tribe has been working on getting a casino for... Read more
New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque ruled Friday against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department. U. S. District Court Judge James Parker invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it's failed to... Read more

Sports

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Cherokee citizen earns gold at world martial arts competition TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation citizen Wade Blevins just struck gold in China. The 41-year-old won the World Traditional Wushu Championships in the bare-handed division, beating out some 3,000 top martial artists there competing from around the globe.Blevins was one of 30 to make the U.S. Wushu-Kungfu Federation team back in... Read more
Fort Sill baseball matchup different from previous years The game was played on the 136th anniversary of Satanta’s death, and the Kiowa chieftain’s greatgreat-granddaughter, Betty Washburn of Apache, spoke a few words on his behalf before the game. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A recent vintage “baseball” match-up between the Fort Sill Indians and the Fort Sill Cannonballs took place under different... Read more
Protesters of Redsk*ns name rally outside Arizona game GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redsk*ns name held a rally Sunday before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals.Various Native American advocacy groups conducted a march followed by news conference outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.More than 100 people chanted and held... Read more
SD group tries to recruit Native American referees SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Finding referees for middle school games in communities on Native American reservations can sometimes be impossible in South Dakota.In some cases, it’s even led to people getting pulled from the stands to call games, the Argus Leader reported Sunday. Emergency volunteers aren’t necessarily certified, which... Read more
Washington team defends case against Native Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Washington NFL team has filed a motion defending its federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.The Washington Post reports the team filed a motion late Friday night arguing that the team chose the correct courthouse and plaintiffs to sue in Alexandria federal court.The... Read more

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