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Current Headlines

  • Judge dismisses suit challenging law on Indian children

    PHOENIX (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed an advocacy group’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a federal law on placements of Native American children removed from their parents’ custody.The suit filed in 2015 by the Goldwater Institute contended that the Indian Child Welfare Act is discriminatory.

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  • Washington Supreme Court upholds tribal fuel tax exemption

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) – The Washington state Supreme Court says members of the Yakama Nation can have wholesale fuel delivered to the reservation without being taxed by the state.Thursday’s decision upholds an earlier one in Yakama Nation’s treaty with the U.S. government.

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  • North Carolina appellate court to hear sterilizations claim

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina Supremelegislature’s effort to compensate people involuntarily sterilized by the state decades ago unconstitutionally denies compensation to victims already dead when the law took effect.About 7,600 people in the state deemed “feeble-minded” or otherwise undesirable were sterilized between 1929 and 1974. Payments of $35,000 each

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Featured Job Listings

  • Registered Nurse Consultant

    Comanche Nation Assisted Living Center is seeking to fill the position of Registered Nurse Consultant.Position is open until filled. Contact Melanie Lewis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (580) 699-3736Native American PreferenceAll Applications will be Considered

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  • Clinic Physician

    The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking experienced candidates for Clinic Physician. This position provides quality medical care to patients of the North Bend Family Clinic and the Tribe’s community health programs. 4 or more years’ experience in community health and outpatient care plus a valid and unrestricted medical license and

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  • Emergency Manager

    The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking experienced candidates for Emergency Manager. This position develops, implements, and coordinates the Tribe’s emergency management programs, projects, and services, and serves as a liaison with other government organizations involved in emergency management. Associate’s degree required, Bachelor's preferred. 4+ years in emergency management and 2+

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) – It's been six years since Chief Illiniwek last danced at the University of Illinois. But a student group has put an item on a campus election ballot trying to garner student support for making the American Indian mascot the official symbol of the campus.

This week's vote is non-binding and comes in response to a student-backed contest to suggest a new mascot.

Student Josh Good helped get the Chief Illiniwek item on the ballot. He told The News-Gazette he wants to let students voice support for the chief mascot. But he also hopes to block creation of a new mascot. Chancellor Phyllis Wise says she'll watch the results. But she says the chief mascot isn't coming back. The university shelved the mascot under threat of NCAA sanctions.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com