October 22, 2014

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HYDROLOGIST Location: Pawhuska, OK.Salary: $34.00/hrOpen: 10/20/2014Closes: 10/31/2014                   Summary:  Under general direction, the Hydrologist plans, programs, promotes, directs, coordinates, and provides for the extensive water management needs of the Osage Nation, including water supply and water quality control, erosion and storm... 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
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
Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.Cherokee Nation, the only tribal government recipient, joins 32 states and Puerto Rico as a recipient of the two-year grant from the U.S.... Read more

News

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation schedules special election Second chief candidates may file for office with the tribe’s election board Nov. 3-5. The primary election will be Dec. 13 and the general election, if needed, will be Jan. 10, 2015.   OKMULGEE, Okla. — With the office of second chief now vacant, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has announced its timeline for a special election.On... Read more
Navajo high court sets hearing in language case WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has set a hearing Monday on a petition to keep a disqualified presidential candidate off the ballot. Attorneys for two men challenging Chris Deschene's candidacy filed the petition earlier this week. They say the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors was wrong to disregard an... Read more
Cherokee Nation opens new office in Sallisaw SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation has opened a new office in downtown Sallisaw that offers a central location for various tribal services. Tribal members will be able to seek jobs, apply for loans, get a tribal license plate or gather information about becoming a foster parent at the office at 100. East Choctaw... Read more
Man indicted in shooting of Navajo police officer FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A man has been indicted in the shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer in a small reservation community where a tribal officer was killed three years ago in the line of duty.A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Raymond Herder on charges of assault with intent to commit murder, and possessing, brandishing... Read more
EPA announces $43 million for Southwest tribes SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced $43 million for Native American environmental projects in Arizona, California and Nevada, including ones that respond to drought as extremely dry conditions persist across large swaths of the Southwest.Tribes stand to receive money for a variety... Read more

Life

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Two individuals, group to be honored for contributions to Cherokee Nation TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee National Historical Society is set to honor Gary “Litefoot” Davis, Lorene Drywater and a trio of researchers for their contributions to the Cherokee Nation.The awards will be handed out at Oct. 25’s SevenStar Gala, which provides an opportunity to recognize those who promote the Cherokee National... Read more
Joe Dorman Reminds Voters Education is On the Line this Election Day Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day and there is a lot at stake with this election. For the last four years, Janet Barresi and Mary Fallin have held Oklahoma’s education system hostage. Together, they have cut $200 million in education funding, implemented disastrous grade school high stakes reading tests, have threatened our teachers... Read more
CHEROKEE CHAT: Scholarship Preparation 101: Action Items and Takeaways Scholarships are a team effort, but the student must do the work.Parents complete the FAFSA (Student Federal Financial Aid forms) by January 1 of the student’s Senior year of high school and possibly each year they are in college.  Parents are the editors, mentors and support, but should not do the applications for the students.  If... Read more
GIAGO: A string of coincidental deaths in Rapid City Notes from Indian CountryBy Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)© Native Sun NewsIt started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek. Of the eight bodies discovered in 1998 and 1999 six were Native Americans, all were homeless men. All in all in the years 1998 to December of 2000, there were 11 unexplained deaths in... Read more
Curbing Breast Cancer Rates in Our Communities By Chief Bill John Baker Osiyo. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American Indian women, but the positive news is many women can survive breast cancer if it's detected and treated early. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at the Cherokee Nation we are honoring that mission by better educating our citizens. We see... Read more

Business

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New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque ruled Friday against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department. U. S. District Court Judge James Parker invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it's failed to... Read more
Judge: Factions behind closed casino need to talk FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A casino in Central California shut down after an armed confrontation last week between tribal factions will remain indefinitely closed pending court-mandated talks, a judge ordered Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill said at the outset of a hearing that he did not see a good outcome if he imposed... Read more
River Spirit Casino receives Corps approval; Resort development to proceed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides 404 permit to Muscogee (Creek) NationTULSA, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and River Spirit Casino announced today it has transacted the required 404 permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With this process complete, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation can now expedite the construction of its... Read more
California casino is closed after armed standoff COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) – A federal judge closed a Central California casino after an armed showdown between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables.U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, acting on an emergency request by the state attorney general, set no date for the possible reopening of the... Read more
Ute Mountain Utes open $4M corn-mill facility CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) – “Value-added agriculture” is a popular buzz phrase in rural areas for locally processing a raw crop into a more profitable, packaged food item.The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is done with the talking. On Sept. 30 they took action with the official opening of a $4 million corn-mill facility on their farm and ranch... Read more

Sports

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Fort Sill baseball matchup different from previous years The game was played on the 136th anniversary of Satanta’s death, and the Kiowa chieftain’s greatgreat-granddaughter, Betty Washburn of Apache, spoke a few words on his behalf before the game. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A recent vintage “baseball” match-up between the Fort Sill Indians and the Fort Sill Cannonballs took place under different... Read more
Protesters of Redsk*ns name rally outside Arizona game GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redsk*ns name held a rally Sunday before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals.Various Native American advocacy groups conducted a march followed by news conference outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.More than 100 people chanted and held... Read more
SD group tries to recruit Native American referees SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Finding referees for middle school games in communities on Native American reservations can sometimes be impossible in South Dakota.In some cases, it’s even led to people getting pulled from the stands to call games, the Argus Leader reported Sunday. Emergency volunteers aren’t necessarily certified, which... Read more
Washington team defends case against Native Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Washington NFL team has filed a motion defending its federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.The Washington Post reports the team filed a motion late Friday night arguing that the team chose the correct courthouse and plaintiffs to sue in Alexandria federal court.The... Read more
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

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