October 02, 2014

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Notah Begay III Foundation: Executive Director Executive DirectorNotah Begay III FoundationReporting to: Board of DirectorsLocation: Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico In 2005, Notah Begay III, the only full-blooded Native American to play on the PGA TOUR, established the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F). NB3F, a nonprofit focused on reducing the incidences of childhood obesity and type... Read more
Licensed Skilled Nursing Facility Administrator The Caring House is a 100 bed skilled nursing facility located on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton, Az.  The Facility is looking for a licensed nursing home administrator.The Administrator provides leadership and direction for facility operations to provide quality resident care in accordance with all laws, regulations and... 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
U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court District of South DakotaOffice of the ClerkRoom 128, Federal Building400 S. Phillips Ave.Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6851 Joseph A. Haas Clerk of Court (605) 330-6600Vacancy Notice for U.S. Magistrate JudgeThe Judicial Conference of the United States authorized the appointment of a part-time United States... 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

News

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Sullivan defends record on Alaska Native issues JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan on Friday said that he is proud of his record on Alaska Native voting rights and efforts to combat the scourge of domestic violence and sexual assault in the state.Sullivan is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in a race that could help decide control of the U.S.... Read more
Navajo high court weighs case on language fluency TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) – The decision about whether Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks Navajo fluently enough to be on the ballot is headed back to a lower tribal court after a Navajo Nation Supreme court ruling Friday.The tribe’s high court found the Office of Hearings and Appeals shouldn’t have dismissed a case... Read more
Request for rehearing in voter ID case rejected MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it will not rehear its decision allowing Wisconsin’s voter identification law to be implemented for the Nov. 4 election.The court said in a seven-sentence order that it was equally divided on whether to take up a request to reconsider a Sept. 12 decision... Read more
Quapaw Leader Urges United Nations Enforcement for Indigenous Peoples' Rights Chairman John Berrey Calls On Communities to Better Protect Women, Elderly and NeedyNEW YORK – Speaking at a United Nations conference in New York this week, Quapaw Tribe Chairman John Berrey represented Native-Americans with a strong voice advocating for UN enforcement for the rights of indigenous people worldwide."My desire is for... Read more
DOI, DOJ announce $554 million settlement with Navajo Nation $554 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF TRIBAL TRUST ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LAWSUIT FILED BY NAVAJO NATION WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation regarding the U.S. government’s management of funds and natural resources that it... Read more

Life

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Hopi artifacts back home with Arizona tribe FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A Hopi official says 24 ceremonial items purchased last year at a French auction house have been returned to the tribe in northern Arizona.Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, director of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, says representatives from the Annenberg Foundation brought them Friday afternoon to the village of... Read more
KPC class takes a walk through Dena’ina history KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Alan Boraas took 22 people for an hour-long walk through a thousand years of history Thursday in the woods near Kenai Peninsula College.It’s a trip Boraas, a professor of anthropology at the college, makes three or four times a year; one he uses to show off some of the barely concealed prehistoric cultural heritage... Read more
‘Daily Show’ airs controversial Reds***s segment WASHINGTON (AP) – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Thursday night aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Reds***s fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.The segment got attention days before, after one of the team’s fans told The Washington Post she left the confrontation in tears... Read more
Food stamp changes exclude some counties, tribes ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A state agency for now is exempting several New Mexico counties and about a dozen Native American tribes and pueblos from new work-related rules for participation in the food stamp nutrition-assistance program.The Albuquerque Journal reports that counties being excluded from the rules include Luna, McKinley and... Read more
Notes from the Chief: Honoring our Cherokee Warriors “At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to... Read more

Business

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Judge Sides with the Seminole Tribe in State Tax Dispute A federal judge sided with the Seminole Tribe of Florida (the Tribe) in a dispute with the Director of the Florida Department of Revenue (the State) regarding utility and rental taxes on tribal land. The decision will likely have an impact on Native American tribes across the U.S.
A team of Akerman lawyers represented the Tribe in the... Read more
Senate Indian Affairs Committee Listening Session Added to RES Wisconsin Native American “40 under 40" award winners also announced; will be honored at gala during leading Native American business eventMILWAUKEE, WI – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host a Listening Session on Economic Development during the upcoming Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Wisconsin, hosted by the National... Read more
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

Sports

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DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation’s capital.Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force two schools in the District of Columbia to change nicknames referring to American Indians.McDuffie says the council should... Read more
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

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