October 06, 2015

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Pawnee Nation Open Positions The Pawnee Nation has the following open positions:- Three (3) positions available on the Pawnee Nation Election Commission. Terms are for three years and applicants must be a Pawnee Tribal Member.- One (1) position available on the Pawnee Nation Tax Commission. This is a four year term and applicant must be a Pawnee Tribal Member.-... Read more
District Court Judges The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking to appoint two (2) District Court Judges to serve three (3) year terms.  Candidate must reside in Oklahoma. For more information and to review the Judicial Ordinance, please visit www.kickapootribeofoklahoma.com. Send resume to Valentina Jimenez, Court Clerk, at This email address is being... 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
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
Job Training Services Available for Older Veterans MUSKOGEE, Okla. – This year’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day is a reminder that many U.S. veterans are still unemployed. Experience Works is providing the tools older veterans need to succeed.   “It’s about making sure older workers have the skills and confidence to compete in today’s workforce. Retirement just isn’t an option for the... Read more


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Businessman to plead guilty in tribal corruption case HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Havre businessman agreed to plead guilty to bribing a tribal official and conspiring to make false claims in order to take federal stimulus money awarded to the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.Defendant Shad Huston signed the plea deal on Friday, acknowledging that he bribed a Chippewa Cree official and used fake... Read more
Modoc warriors honored at Fort Klamath grave dedication KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Four Modoc men who were executed as war criminals in 1873 were honored as warriors and significant historical figures during a grave dedication ceremony at Fort Klamath.The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that the graves of Chief Kintpuash, Schonchin John, Black Jim and Boston Charley were formally... Read more
Oglala Sioux Tribe receives $400K for suicide prevention PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Administration for Native Americans has awarded a $400,000 emergency grant to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pay for activities and programs designed to prevent youth suicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.Kevin Yellow Bird Steele, a spokesman for the tribe, told the Rapid City Journal that the money will... Read more
Alaska officials eye eroding village as relocation model ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – One of Alaska’s most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural disasters escalated by climate change.The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from the tiny village of Newtok through a national... Read more
Report: Navajo Nation built jails much larger than needed FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation wasted more than $30 million in federal funds by building two jails much larger than needed, depriving other tribes of stimulus money to address their justice systems, according to a new report by a federal watchdog.The tribe received $70 million in stimulus funding from the Justice Department... Read more


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Poet Simon Ortiz headlines Southwest writer festival SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – Native American poet Simon Ortiz and Dallas Morning News Mexico City bureau chief Alfredo Corchado are set to headline a gathering of Southwest writers in New Mexico.The three-day “Southwest Festival of the Written Word” begins Friday at a number of venues in Silver City. The event brings readers and writers... Read more
Different kind of teacher: Native elder draws on experience FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – She always wanted to be a teacher, it just didn’t happen the way the quick-learning little girl from Alatna could have ever imagined.At the age of 80, Elizabeth Fleagle is in the prime of her teaching career.Last week was in the classroom with a small group of students at the Interior-Aleutians Campus of the... Read more
Amid questions, Dartmouth Native American director off job HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – Dartmouth College has removed the new director of its Native American program from her position amid questions about her ancestry and tribal affiliation.The Hanover, New Hampshire, Ivy League college says the distraction surrounding Susan Taffe (taf) Reed’s hiring last month was preventing her from effectively... Read more
Shm’algyack speaker passes on language in Ketchikan KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – John Reese, a 93-year-old Tsimshian elder, had some advice for a group of about two dozen people learning to say, ‘How are you?’ in a conversational Shm’algyack language class at the Ketchikan Public Library.“If you’re going to talk Shm’algyack, talk it loud. Am I talking loud enough for you?” he said.His voice... Read more
Ak-Chin woman sues tribe to recognize same-sex marriage MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) – A member of the Ak-Chin Indian Community in a same-sex marriage is suing the tribe to recognize the union.American Indian tribes as sovereign nations are not subject to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. The Ak-Chin Law and Order Code specifically bans same-sex marriages and does not... Read more


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New ITB MOOC on the topic of social media: Don’t just be a follower – be an expert ITB Academy offers an innovative online course on how to make best use of social media in tourism – use of social media is crucial to achieving success in the tourism industry – eight key topics – successful participants will receive certificatesWith its multi-session, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on social media in tourism,... Read more
New Mexico tribe appeals ruling on casino dispute with state DENVER (AP) – Lawyers for an American Indian community in New Mexico asked a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked them from going through the U.S. Interior Department instead of the state for a gambling compact.Attorneys for Pojoaque Pueblo told the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more
$350M movie studio envisioned for Catawba reservation in SC ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) – A $350 million movie studio and entertainment complex is being proposed for 124 acres on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County.The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the tribe and Studio South want to develop a complex with sound stages, a hotel, a Catawba Cultural Center, and a school for film and... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoags, Taunton leaders tout benefits of casino TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) – Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.Mayor Thomas Hoye said the city would see at least $8 million annually from casino revenues and have the casino operator subsidize... Read more
Mashpee Wampanoag leaders plan to start casino construction next year MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) – Tribal leaders say the Mashpee Wampanoag will begin construction of a $500 million resort casino in Taunton next spring.Chairman Cedric Cromwell and other officials of the Cape Cod-based tribe spoke Saturday about the federal government’s approval of their request to place land in trust for the tribe.Cromwell said... Read more


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Opponents upset Chief Illiniwek merchandise available online CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Opponents of the University of Illinois’ old mascot say they’re upset that merchandise featuring Chief Illiniwek is available online after the school made the logo available to a licensing company.Emeritus professor Stephen Kaufman wrote to interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson and President Timothy Killeen on... Read more
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

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