October 04, 2015

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2015-11044 R/FT Deputy Marshal 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
2015-11043 R/FT Deputy Marshal 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
District Court Judges The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking to appoint two (2) District Court Judges to serve three (3) year terms.  Candidate must reside in Oklahoma. For more information and to review the Judicial Ordinance, please visit www.kickapootribeofoklahoma.com. Send resume to Valentina Jimenez, Court Clerk, at This email address is being... Read more
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) If you want to help improve global health in the 21st century, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) wants to train you.NIAID, one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program for students from populations... Read more
Asst/Assoc Professor of Health and Physical Education Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Education beginning Fall 2015.  Doctorate required, ABD considered.  K-12 and college teaching experience preferred. Duties include instruction and advising in courses leading to a  BA in Health and Physical Education.  Establishing and overseeing student teaching sites.  Engaging in... Read more


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New chairman sworn in for troubled Lower Brule Sioux Tribe LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has a new leader as part of changes to the tribal administration in the wake of allegations of financial mismanagement.Lewis Grass Rope, 38, was sworn into office earlier this month, The Daily Republic newspaper reported. Grass Rope ran for the chairman’s post last year but lost to... Read more
DOI proposes way to re-establish govt. to govt. relations with Native Hawaiians WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a proposal to create an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary of the Interior would apply if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified government that then seeks a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States. Under the new... Read more
USDA announces $2.6 million for Pine Ridge PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded $2.6 million in grants for seven projects to support economic development and improve the economy on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this week."Investing in and rebuilding hard-hit communities are important parts of this Administration’s plan to ensure... Read more
Judge weighs if tribal officials must comply to subpoenas The dispute comes from a $5 million lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs over alleged damages. GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – A federal court judge in Great Falls is considering legal arguments over whether tribal officials need to comply with subpoenas demanding access to tribal government documents, or if tribes are immune from... Read more
Cherokee Nation to receive surplus bison for Kenwood ranch TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – The Cherokee Nation is set to receive a tractor-trailer load of bison to add to the tribe's herd on its 1,000-acre ranch in the unincorporated Kenwood community in northeastern Oklahoma.The tribe is to receive about 50 bison from a national park in South Dakota on Thursday after acquiring the animals from the... Read more


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Cherokee Art Market returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for the 10th straight year Cherokee artists and artisans are among some of the most diverse and talented in all of Indian Country, and you’ll find the best of the best all in one place next weekend. The Cherokee Art Market is returning to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for its 10th year Oct. 10 and 11.What started as a modest show in the parking lot of the... Read more
Scientists Call for Increased Diversity in STEM at National SACNAS Conference Over 3,000 Expected to Attend Annual Three-Day Conference Hosted by Largest Society of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American Scientists in the Country, October 29-31, 2015 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Thousands of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists will come to the National Harbor for one of the largest and most diverse gatherings... Read more
Thousands Gather to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Morongo Powwow Annual Native American cultural event marks quarter-century milestone with more than 650 dancers and 25 drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada.Morongo Indian Reservation – An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Native American dance, music and art as the annual Morongo Thunder &... Read more
UA Researchers Release New Findings in Tribal Child Welfare Study The Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona and the National Indian Child Welfare Association have released a report detailing the second part of a study on tribal welfare codes designed to protect children and youth.The graphical summary, "Protecting Our Children Through Tribal Law: A Review of 100+ Tribal Child Welfare... Read more
South Dakota proposes plan to expand Medicaid Officials are focusing on people who are eligible for Medicaid but can get services through the Indian Health Service. The goal is make services through the Indian Health Service more accessible so that people don’t have to go an outside health care provider, which can happen if the IHS is unable to offer a specific service. PIERRE,... Read more


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New ITB MOOC on the topic of social media: Don’t just be a follower – be an expert ITB Academy offers an innovative online course on how to make best use of social media in tourism – use of social media is crucial to achieving success in the tourism industry – eight key topics – successful participants will receive certificatesWith its multi-session, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on social media in tourism,... Read more
New Mexico tribe appeals ruling on casino dispute with state DENVER (AP) – Lawyers for an American Indian community in New Mexico asked a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked them from going through the U.S. Interior Department instead of the state for a gambling compact.Attorneys for Pojoaque Pueblo told the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more
$350M movie studio envisioned for Catawba reservation in SC ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) – A $350 million movie studio and entertainment complex is being proposed for 124 acres on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County.The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the tribe and Studio South want to develop a complex with sound stages, a hotel, a Catawba Cultural Center, and a school for film and... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoags, Taunton leaders tout benefits of casino TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.Mayor Thomas Hoye said the city would see at least $8 million annually from casino revenues and have the casino operator subsidize... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoag leaders plan to start casino construction next year MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) – Tribal leaders say the Mashpee Wampanoag will begin construction of a $500 million resort casino in Taunton next spring.Chairman Cedric Cromwell and other officials of the Cape Cod-based tribe spoke Saturday about the federal government’s approval of their request to place land in trust for the tribe.Cromwell said... Read more


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Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities
 for Native Youth 
Grants are now available to Native youth for sport and physical activity programs and initiatives.WASHINGTON – As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) to extend grant opportunities as a resource for Native youth... Read more
Northern Indiana board vote to retire R*dsk*ns mascot GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana high school is beginning the search for a new mascot after the school board decided to retire the R*dsk*ns moniker.On Monday night, the Goshen Community School Board voted 5-2 in favor of getting rid of the mascot that has represented the school for nearly 90 years. The name will be retired Jan.... Read more
Keetoowah Cherokees Host Three Team Youth Stickball Tournament TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma made history on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The Keetoowah Cherokee tribe held its first ever UKB Youth Stickball tournament on the grounds of the UKB tribal complex.Three teams participated in a double-elimination stickball tournament, the Warriors, UKB Summer... Read more
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

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