August 29, 2016

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#2016-12292 Inpatient RN/PRN/ER Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12317 Inpatient RN/R/FT/ER Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12293 Inpatient RN/PRN/ER Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12318 Inpatient RN/PRN/ER Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more
#2016-12271 Surgical Technician/R/FT (Certified) Cherokee Nation whose headquarters are located in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma is a national leader in Indian tribal governments and economic development in Oklahoma, We are a dynamic, progressive organization, which owns several business enterprises and administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in Northeastern... Read more

News

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Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday.The tribe is challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to grant permits for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8... Read more
10 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for slush funds case FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Ten former Navajo Nation lawmakers have been sentenced for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund.Former Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize, who served as speaker from January 2011 to September 2014, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in official and... Read more
Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.This is the fourth year the Lummi Nation... Read more
Osage Nation celebrates purchase of Ted Turner's ranch HOMINY, Okla. (AP) — Members of the Osage Nation have celebrated the $74 million purchase of CNN founder Ted Turner's ranch north of Tulsa.More than 300 Osage citizens attended a handover ceremony on Wednesday, the Tulsa World reports. A spokesman says Turner wasn't able to attend.The deal was finalized in June.Turner experimented with... Read more
Navajo Nation lawmakers to face sentencing hearings FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Thirteen former Navajo Nation lawmakers are awaiting sentencing for their involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund.The Farmington Daily Times reports that hearings for the former Navajo Nation Council delegates are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Window Rock, Arizona.Prosecutors say... Read more

Life

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Food Sovereignty Project: Reclaiming Native Health and Wellness Traditions SANTA FE – In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project, followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into... Read more
17th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference Monday, April 3-Wednesday April 5, 2017Westin Austin DowntownAustin, TexasThis one-of-a-kind educational conference is free of charge and designed for tribal leaders and employees of tribally designated housing entities, tribes, Native nonprofits, Alaska Native groups and Native Hawaiian organizations. We bring together our industry... Read more
Tribal house to mark Huna Tlingit connection to Glacier Bay ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A tribal house years in the making will be dedicated on the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on Thursday, a physical acknowledgment that the area known for its rugged beauty is also the homeland of the Huna Tlingit.Ceremonies will be held at the Huna Tribal House at Barlett Cove, with officials... Read more
Native communities get help with health disparities BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Montana State University and its partners have received $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address health disparities facing Native communities in Montana and Alaska.University officials say the new American Indian-Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program includes... Read more
Oregon prison holds its first powwow UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) – People sang, danced and drummed Saturday in Umatilla, behind the high prison fence.Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation... Read more

Business

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Sensors, other devices can help prevent hot car deaths DETROIT (AP) – Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. There are some devices on the market – built into cars as well as child seats – that can help prevent kids from being left behind.So far this year, 27 children in the U.S. have died after they were left in hot vehicles, according to... Read more
Judge: Florida tribe’s members must pay taxes to IRS MIAMI (AP) – A judge has ruled that members of a South Florida Indian tribe must pay federal income taxes in a decision that could cost other tribe members millions of dollars.The recent decision by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga involved the 600-member Miccosukee Tribe, which has a reservation in the Everglades and a gambling... Read more
State wants American Indian-run East Texas gaming hall shut AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas Attorney General’s Office is trying to shut a gaming hall recently reopened on the 10,000-acre Alabama-Coushatta Reservation in East Texas.Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a federal court filing the Naskila Entertainment Center violates an existing court injunction, should be closed and the tribe fined... Read more
Ho-Chunk adds hotels, expands casinos WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) – The Ho-Chunk Nation is adding hotels and expanding casinos in Wisconsin.The tribe begins a $153 million building project next month at its gaming operations in Wittenberg, Black River Falls and Wisconsin Dells. The project could add 100 jobs to its workforce in Wisconsin where there are 3,400 Ho-Chunk... Read more
Internet lender owes restitution to Minnesota borrowers ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A California-based internet lender has been barred from doing business in Minnesota unless it complies with state lending laws.Attorney General Lori Swanson says the court-approved consent judgment orders CashCall, Inc. to provide more than $11.7 million in relief to about 6,000 borrowers in Minnesota.Under the... Read more

Sports

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Indian Relay Season Announced BILLINGS, Mont. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association (PIHRA) 2016 season of sanctioned Indian Relay Races are underway with a great schedule. They have released the following schedule races sanctioned by the organization. • Buffalo Days Indian Relay, Buffalo WY June 11-13, 2016-Completed • Crow Native Days, Crow Agency,... Read more
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

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