September 19, 2014

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School Health Index Project Manager - Immediate Job Opening The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), a national, 501c3, non-profit corporation headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK has an immediate opening for a ‘School Health Index Project Manager’. The position will be responsible for achieving the goals and objectives of the AAIP’s School Health Index Project in American Indian... Read more
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Updated ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONClose Date: September 30, 2014 Salary: Negotiable Email 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... Read more
Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc: Economic Development Planner (updated) Taos Pueblo Enterprises, Inc. (TPEI) is seeking applications for an Economic Development Planner to facilitate economic development planning and initiatives; identify and foster economic development prospects and secure funding for economic development opportunities for Taos Pueblo. Experience working with Native American tribes is... 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
Family Teaching Couple OVERVIEW OF BOYSTOWNAre you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?Boys Town is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.Our mission is centered on creating an... Read more

News

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Brazil’s indigenous seek out city, end up in slums RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting... Read more
Feds probing school district in civil rights case. CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The Chamberlain School District is the subject of a federal investigation after a community activist filed a complaint alleging racial discrimination.The Argus Leader reports the complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.Activist James Cadwell is accusing the school... Read more
More emergency water releases for Klamath salmon GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – For the second time this year, federal officials are releasing additional water from a Northern California reservoir to combat a parasite that threatens to kill thousands of salmon in the drought-parched Klamath River.The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says it doubled the outflows from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity... Read more
Tex Hall out Oil-rich ND reservation to get new leader: With a total tribal enrollment of about 14,000 and just several thousand members living on the reservation, the number of votes cast was small: Fox got 618 votes and Williams 582. NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation will have a new leader by the... Read more
Wisconsin voter ID foes ask court to reconsider MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Civil rights advocates have officially filed a petition asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law.The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project are challenging the Republican-authored law. A federal judge blocked the measure... Read more

Life

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Feds probing school district in civil rights case CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The Chamberlain School District is the subject of a federal investigation after a community activist filed a complaint alleging racial discrimination.The Argus Leader reports the complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.Activist James Cadwell is accusing the school... Read more
Petoskey quill worker receiving national art honor PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A Native American quill worker from Petoskey is receiving the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.Yvonne Walker Keshick will be designated a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts on Wednesday at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.Keshick’s work reflects... Read more
Advocate for Native women earns $625K ‘genius grant’ ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota law professor who advocates for victims of domestic abuse is among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”Sarah Deer, an assistant professor at the William Mitchell College of Law, said Wednesday that she had no idea how she was selected. “I was flabbergasted and surprised... Read more
Tribal canoe journey likely to take 1-year hiatus PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) – A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.The Canoe Journey, which draws thousands of participants, will resume in July... Read more
Red Cloud Indian School Names Jose Rivera as Director of The Heritage Center New director brings decades of experience and academic rigor to Red Cloud’s world-renowned Native American, Lakota heritage center. PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION—This week, Red Cloud Indian School announced the appointment of Mr. Jose Rivera as the new Director of The Heritage Center. As Director, Rivera will serve as the lead officer... Read more

Business

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Wynn’s $1.6B resort wins Boston casino license BOSTON (AP) – Wynn Resorts has won the competition for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, besting rival Mohegan Sun largely on the strength of its $1.6 billion project’s economic development potential.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-to-1 Tuesday to award the license to the Las Vegas casino giant, which wants to turn... Read more
Scott Butera stepping down as CEO of Foxwoods MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) – Foxwoods CEO Scott Butera, a key figure in the restructuring of the casino’s $2 billion debt, is stepping down at the end of next month to pursue an opportunity outside the gaming industry, the tribe that owns the casino announced Wednesday.Butera has been chief executive at the country’s largest resort-style... Read more
Judge: Florida can't tax Seminole electric, rents MIAMI (AP) – A federal judge has sided with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in a dispute with state revenue officials over collection of taxes on electricity and certain rental income.U.S. District Judge Robert Scola said in a recent decision that federal law bars the state from collecting tax on electricity at the tribe's reservations.... Read more
Casino study renews hope for Maine’s Indian tribes AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Bolstered by new study that finds that Maine can handle more casinos, Maine’s American Indian tribes are renewing their push to bring slot machines to their communities.The report that lawmakers on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee began examining Wednesday suggests that there’s room for an additional... Read more
Retail deal latest big Cherokee Nation development TULSA, Okla. (AP) – With the recent announcement of two major development projects and the start of work on a third, business at the Cherokee Nation appears to be thriving.Details of the latest plan are scheduled to be announced Wednesday in Catoosa – where the tribe operates the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The Tahlequah-based... Read more

Sports

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Lawmaker wants to limit Native American mascots DENVER (AP) – Colorado public schools that use or plan to use Native American mascots or logos would need to get permission from a panel, or lose state funding, under a proposal a state lawmaker wants to introduce next year.It's an idea that Colorado lawmakers briefly considered in 2010, but has picked up momentum in other states... Read more
New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname NEW YORK (AP) – One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name R*dsk*ns when writing about Washington's NFL team.The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled “Sack the Name” that the reference will no longer be part of stories and columns. The name, however, may appear in quotations,... Read more
Sheridan County Fairgrounds to Host Championships for America’s First Extreme Sport North America’s top Indian Relay teams will compete at the All Nations Championship, an exhilarating bareback bonanza for teams and fans alikeSHERIDAN, Wyo. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association is proud to announce that the PIHRA All Nations Indian Relay Championships will take place on September 12-14, 2014, at the... Read more
OSU to students: Trail of Tears sign not OK STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University officials say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles crossed the line.Oklahoma news outlets report the sign, held Saturday at ESPN's College GameDay event, read: ''Send 'em home (hash)Trail-of-Tears... Read more
Team International captures NBIII Challenge victory Premier field of golfers raises funds and awareness to improve the health and wellness of Native American children Verona, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2014) – Today an extraordinary performance led Team International to claim the 2014 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) title over a competitive field of world-class PGA TOUR golfers... Read more

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