August 27, 2015

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Records and Information Management Specialist National Indian Gaming Commission Job Title: Records and Information Management Specialist Job Announcement Number: NIGC-8000-15-KH-006(EX) Salary Range: $76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year Open Period: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 to Thursday, September 24, 2015 Duties The major duties of this position include, but are not limited... Read more
Grants & Contracts Specialist The Office of the Vice Provost for Research Administration at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking a Grants and Contracts Specialist for the Office of Sponsored Programs, located on the GVSU campus in Allendale, Michigan.Required Qualifications and Education:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in... 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
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) GRAND TRAVERSE BAND LLCPosition Description Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Reports To: LLC Board of DirectorsFLSA Status: ExemptSalary Start: DOEPrepared Date: July 2015Responsible For: SUMMARYThe CEO is the focal point of the vision and leadership for the Grand Traverse Band, LLC. Under the guidance and direction of the LLC... 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

News

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Public hearing to be held on drilling lease near Glacier HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A federal panel will hold a public hearing in Choteau next month on whether to allow oil and gas drilling on land near Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native American tribes. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's hearing will be on Sept. 2 to discuss the effects of lifting a decades-old... Read more
Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious purposes on the central Wyoming reservation it shares with another tribe. The federal government in June appealed this spring's decision by U.S. District Judge... Read more
Kickapoo Tribe files suit against its former chairman TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kickapoo Tribe has accused its former chairman of financial malfeasance in a tribal court lawsuit.The suit's filing on Aug. 12 comes nearly seven months after the tribal council voted to remove Clifford "Steve'' Cadue from his job as chairman, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.Cadue said the lawsuit is without... Read more
BIA Director to talk to Osage about Mineral Estate Chief Standing Bear invited the director to update the Osage people about issues regarding the Osage Mineral Estate TULSA, Okla. – Mike Black, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is scheduled to visit the Osage Nation for a formal presentation on Sept. 9 in Pawhuska, Okla. Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear invited the... Read more
Chickasaw Nation gets grant for foster grandparent program ADA, Okla. (AP) — The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has received the first-ever federal grant to support a foster grandparent program.The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, has approved more than $1 million to support up to 75 Senior Corps Foster Grandparent programs over the next three years. The federal... Read more

Life

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Seneca Nation citizen named to Federal Advisory Panel on Native American Health Rodney Haring, PhD, to serve on American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory CouncilBUFFALO, N.Y. — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) faculty member and researcher Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has been named to a federal advisory panel that makes recommendations on ways to reduce health disparities among federally... Read more
NPS, High Plains Theater hosting free ranger program 'From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre of 1864'EADS, Colo. – Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) and the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center will offer a free ranger program entitled “From Sand Creek to Boggsville to Camp Amache and Beyond: Chief Lonebear and the Massacre... Read more
Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former NASA astronaut is trying to get Native American students to develop an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.The Rapid City Journal reports John Herrington, the first Native American to walk in outer space, has met in Rapid City with members of the American Indian Institute... Read more
Native Americans’ totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals.A team from the Lummi Nation, from Washington’s Puget Sound, started the journey on Friday. The pole will travel more than 1,300 miles by truck, from... Read more
Cherokee Nation celebrates 63rd Cherokee National Holiday TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) – The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will observe its largest annual celebration next month during the 63rd Cherokee National Holiday.More than 100,000 visitors are expected for the observance, which runs Sept. 4-6 in Tahlequah. It commemorates the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution in 1839.This year’s... Read more

Business

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NCAIED to collaborate with DOE on National Tribal Energy Summit Three day Department of Energy conference will focus on energy development issues for tribes; on tribal landsMESA, Ariz. – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will assist with the planning and execution of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) September 23-25 National Tribal Energy Summit in Washington,... Read more
RFQ: Design-Build Services for Community Center Construction Request for QualificationsTHLOPTHLOCCO TRIBAL TOWN is seeking Design-Build Services for a 5,000 square foot Community Center Construction Project.  The project will include both facilities and parking.  The scope of the design-build services include, but not limited to: surveying, design, site development and construction of this... Read more
Michigan agency plans cuts after tribe halts casino payments LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan's economic development agency said Monday it plans staff cuts in part because a tribal casino stopped paying a portion of its gambling profits after the state began selling lottery tickets and offering games online.The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, which in 2011 opened the Gun Lake... Read more
Tribe to keep pursuing casino after referendum fails BOSTON (AP) – A Martha’s Vineyard tribe will continue pursuing a plan to turn an unfinished community center into a gambling hall after a tribal referendum to halt the effort failed Sunday.Tobias Vanderhoop, chairman of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, said the vote was 110-110 with eight votes disqualified. The vote among tribe members... Read more
RFP: Master Planned Development Request for Proposals for a Master Planned Development near Seminole, Oklahoma(Addendum-8/21/15)The Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (HASNOK) is requesting proposals from qualified firms or principals of the firm for professional services for a proposed multiphase housing development to be located near Seminole, ... Read more

Sports

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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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