May 26, 2016

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Executive Director, Natural Resources Executive Director, Boise, ID. Coordinate natural resource activities of Burns-Paiute, Shoshone-Paiute, and Shoshone Bannock Tribes. Knowledge of Columbia River Basin tribal cultures and inter-tribal, state, federal relationships required. Degree in biological sciences or natural resource management preferred. Minimum five years... Read more
Bacone College: Adjunct Instructors Bacone College is seeking part-time adjunct instructors to teach online and in the classroom in the following areas of study, Developmental Math, Developmental Reading, Developmental English, Speech, Business, Criminal Justice, Critical Thinking, Humanities, Science, Media and Communication, History and American Indian Studies. Job... Read more
RN to BSN Program Director Bacone College is currently accepting applications for the position of:Director of the RN to BSN Program with Associate Professor Rank Bacone College is seeking full-time Director for the RN to BSN Program beginning Fall 2016.  Masters required. Preferred Doctorate with college teaching experience to include online. Duties include... Read more
ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY : 16-OKW-1699761-A-02 ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY - 14 MONTH APPOINTMENT The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Oklahoma is seeking applicants for one or more Assistant U.S. Attorney positions which will be assigned to the Criminal Division, not to exceed 14 months, which may be extended. Salary is based on the number of years of professional... Read more
Bacone: Registrar Assistant Responsibilities: The successful candidate will become efficient in assisting students in the enrollment process.  They will also process all transcript requests, maintain student files and academic records.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in process student loan deferments and loan tracking.  They will be conscientious... Read more

News

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Massive Navajo farm heads into week 2 with no irrigation The largest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs.Most of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington, New Mexico, were planted just before the concrete pipe... Read more
Documents detail spending before murder-suicide in embezzlement case Authorities say the couple used the nonprofit American Indian Institute for Innovation, where they had fiscal oversight, to embezzle money from their employer, Mid-Central Educational Cooperative. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A dead South Dakota couple who had financial oversight over a nonprofit aimed at helping Native American students... Read more
Northern Arapaho dismiss suit against Shoshone leaders CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The Northern Arapaho Tribe has dismissed a federal lawsuit against Eastern Shoshone tribal leaders in a dispute over a joint government body.The tribes share the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. They have separate governments but operated a joint business council until the Northern Arapahos moved to... Read more
If confirmed, Native American site may delay $3.8B pipeline DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Discovery of an archaeological site that may have cultural significance to Native Americans could further delay construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline if government officials require the route to be moved.Houston-based Dakota Access LLC wants to build the pipeline – designed to carry a half-million barrels... Read more
US Fish and Wildlife to review tribe's eagle permit request CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application but has not yet made a decision about granting permit to a Wyoming Indian tribe that wants to kill bald eagles for religious purposes, a spokesman says.The agency is considering the application after dropping its appeal of a ruling by a federal judge... Read more

Life

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Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park EAST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) – Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren’t driving, so yes, we’d have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.The historic... Read more
Nevada Indian Commission to preserve Stewart Indian School CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The Nevada Indian Commission is seeking to preserve the campus of a historic boarding school once used to assimilate Native American children.KOLO-TV in Reno reports about 150 people toured Stewart Indian School on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for preservation efforts.The federal government opened the... Read more
Notes from Indian Country: Some good old days really were ‘good old days’ It was around midnight when I heard the knock on my office door at the old Lakota Times office on the Main Street in Pine Ridge Village in 1981. The newspaper was located in the old Western Auto Store that used to be operated by Eugene Rooks. We rented from him after our newspaper office across the street at the old beauty shop had its... Read more
Mohawk Indian WWII code talkers to receive special honor ST. REGIS INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. (AP) – Members of the Mohawk Indian tribe who served as code talkers during World War II will be presented with a special honor on Memorial Day weekend.The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that Congressional Silver Medals will be awarded May 28 during a ceremony to be held on the St. Regis... Read more
Governor, lawmakers, tribal members decry monument proposal SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A proposed national monument in the Bears Ears area of southeastern Utah will close off the area and block tribal members from using the land, said Gov. Gary Herbert, Republican lawmakers and about two dozen members of American Indian tribes.The group held a news conference Tuesday afternoon on the steps of Utah's... Read more

Business

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NCAIED's Gary Davis appointed to SBA council WASHINGTON – Gary Davis, President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center), has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Council on Underserved Communities (CUC). As an appointee, Mr. Davis will work alongside SBA Administrator Maria... Read more
Bill would let Narragansett Indians grow hemp PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Narragansett Indian Tribe would be able to grow hemp in Rhode Island under a new bill proposed in the state's General Assembly.Rep. Helio Melo, an East Providence Democrat, introduced the legislation on Thursday.The bill says the tribe historically used hemp products for clothing and housing and wants to use... Read more
Judge rejects tribal immunity claim in allowing lending suit HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A federal judge in Vermont has rejected Montana tribal officials' attempt to shut down a lawsuit against its online payday lending company by claiming sovereign immunity.U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford ruled Wednesday that two women's lawsuit against Chippewa Cree tribal officials and their non-Native... Read more
East Texas electronic bingo venue opens on tribal site LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) – Feel like gambling?Now you can head to East Texas where, on a more than 10,000-acre Indian reservation south of Livingston, is a casino-style gaming facility that opened this week.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports it's called Naskila Entertainment. The newly revamped facility – which comes 14 years after a... Read more
Grand Traverse Band LLC to open coffee shop in Traverse City TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – An Indian tribe is set to open a coffee shop in northern Michigan's Traverse City.The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Tuesday that the Grand Traverse Band LLC is awaiting permit approval and completion of remodeling for Harpo's Coffee Cafe.Company executive assistant Lindsay Szafranski says it may open... Read more

Sports

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FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s administration to consider adding the... Read more
'Caucasians' shirt sales jump after ESPN's Jones appearance ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN's Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt's creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts... Read more
House panel mulls bill to ban derogatory school team names PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would bar public schools from using athletic team names or mascots deemed derogatory would offer people offended by the symbols a way to change them, the proposal’s main sponsor said Friday.The House Education committee considered the bill, but a vote is expected to come next week. Some communities in... Read more
North Dakota sells Fighting Sioux items to satisfy NCAA FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Nearly four years after retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname following criticism from Native Americans, the University of North Dakota briefly found itself back in the business of selling merchandise with a logo the NCAA had ruled hostile and abusive.The reason is that a settlement agreement with the NCAA over the... Read more
Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players and coaches.The mascot received 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-name runoff. The new nickname replaces Fighting Sioux, which was retired... Read more

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