April 24, 2014

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College President The Comanche Nation College Council, the governing body for the Comanche Nation College, invites nominations and applications for the position of President.  Comanche Nation College is an Associate Degree granting, 2-year institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 100,000 in southwestern Oklahoma.Chartered in 2002... Read more
Grants Director The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, seeks a Grants Director to administer agency grant programs. Responsibilities include providing assistance to grant applicants, organizing panel reviews of applications, analyzing statistical information, preparing reports, preparing a National Endowment for the Arts state... Read more
Conservation Program Director Pueblo of ZuniConservation Program DirectorCloses: April 30, 2014For more information please call the Zuni Human Resources Department at (505) 782-7086 or visit our website at www.ashiwi.org  Read more
Director of Teacher Education Bacone College is currently accepting applications for the position of:Director of Teacher EducationFull-time Director of Teacher Education beginning Fall 2014. Doctorate required, ABD considered. Pre-K-12 and college teaching experience preferred. Duties include ensuring the teacher certification degree programs are viable and... Read more
Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Management Bacone College is currently accepting applications for the position of:Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation ManagementFull-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management and RecreationManagement beginning Fall 2014. Doctorate required, ABD considered. College teaching experience preferred. Duties include... Read more

News

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High court: Alaska tribe should settle dispute FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that a tribal dispute involving leadership should be settled locally, not through the court system.The dispute began with a lawsuit filed against Mount McKinley Bank by one group claiming leadership of the Healy Lake Village tribe, the Fairbanks Daily... Read more
Turtle Mountain board wants officials ousted BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The judicial board of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota wants to oust two judges and a clerk from office.The Bismarck Tribune reports that the board overseen the tribe’s judicial branch plans to hold impeachment hearings for Chief Judge Madonna Marcellais, Judge Andrew Laverdure and Clerk of... Read more
Native Americans say US violated human rights WASHINGTON (AP) – A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.The Onondaga Indian Nation says it plans to file a petition at the Organization of American States on Tuesday, seeking human rights violations against the... Read more
BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.Wild horse advocates are incensed, saying they should have had a chance... Read more
Former Maine tribal official caught in elver case PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's East End.Frederick J. Moore III, of Perry, and others surrendered April 8.... Read more

Life

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Scholarship search, simplified Choctaw Nation provides extensive scholarship database to tribal citizens at no cost DURANT, Okla. – Higher education is expensive. Whether students are seeking enrollment in four-year universities, junior colleges or vocational training, funding is a constant obstacle. What if all the tools needed to overcome these roadblocks were... Read more
Bacone College Announces Tuition Rate Reduction Oklahoma students now have an opportunity to earn their degree at a substantially lower cost as part of a new tuition reduction program recently put into place by at Bacone College.“Bacone has been a part of the Muskogee community since 1880 and these new lower tuition rates are a way for us to make sure students are able to continue... Read more
'Cherokee Word for Water' garners Western Heritage award National Cowboy Museum Honors Oklahoma Film at 53rd Anniversary Western Heritage AwardsOKLAHOMA CITY— America’s premier Western Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, celebrated the Western Heritage Award winners in literature, music, film and television. The awards reflect the significant stories of the American... Read more
Aspiring pilot recruited to be Navajo Code Talker ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Navajo man who aspired to be a pilot but was recruited to become a Code Talker during World War II has died.Michael Smith says his father, Samuel “Jesse” Smith Sr., died Monday night in Albuquerque after a bout with pneumonia. He was 88.The elder Smith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to become a pilot “to... Read more
Central MT ranch has up to 5K pictographs LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) – Growing up on a ranch outside Lewistown, Macie Ahlgren used to enjoy playing at a creek that ran through the ranch, near a rock wall.The area was lush and green, like her own personal park. Plus, the large rock wall was covered in paintings and etchings of human and animal figures, tepees and weapons.“Dad always... Read more

Business

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N. Idaho tribe says state poker ban doesn’t apply WORLEY, Idaho (AP) – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe in northern Idaho plans to offer poker after deciding Idaho’s constitutional ban on the game doesn’t apply to the tribal-owned casino.The Spokesman-Review reports that the tribe has announced plans to open a poker room on May 2, offering Texas Hold’ Em and Omaha.Helo Hancock, the tribe’s... Read more
USDA rural business grants available in Nevada CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rural business enterprise grants are available in Nevada to nonprofits, economic development authorities, public bodies and federally recognized tribes.An estimated $82,000 is available and applications must be submitted by June 30.The purpose of the grant program is to... Read more
Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambli Tribal casinos have proliferated in northeast Oklahoma, dampening interest in a large-scale southeast Kansas project. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambling.Brownback announced Friday that he's... Read more
4 first place awards for Native Sun News Newspaper wins total of 11 awards at South Dakota Newspaper Association meeting PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Newspaper Association’s annual conference brings together the top journalists and news outlets from around the state each year. It is also where the top talent is recognized through the annual newspaper awards given to the... Read more
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger Receives National Award NEW ORLEANS — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger was presented with the "Tribal Leader of the Year" award April 15, 2014 at the 32nd Annual Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA) Conference in New Orleans.The award is given in recognition of the recipient’s ability to effectively lead a tribal nation... Read more

Sports

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University to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The University of Utah will keep its “Ute” name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.The arrangement was spelled out in memorandum signed by university leaders and the Ute Tribal... Read more
Houston schools ditch ‘Indians,’ other mascots HOUSTON (AP) – Four Houston schools are saying goodbye to the Indians, Redskins, Rebels and Warriors.The Houston Chronicle reports that a new district policy bans mascot names that reference cultural stereotypes.The Hamilton Middle School Indians and the Westbury High School Rebels are now both Huskies. The Lamar High School Redskins... Read more
Shoni Schimmel: An idol and role model for Indian youth LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The career of Shoni Schimmel as a college athlete was arguably the most followed of any Indian athlete in the history of sports. What cannot be denied is the level and weight of influence she has had in inspiring athletes from around Indian Country.Born and raised on the Umatilla Reservation in Pendleton Oregon, Shoni... Read more
NCAI, Oneida Nation applaud NFL team name’s condemnation WASHINGTON – On April 11, human rights expert and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya called the Washington NFL team’s current R-word team name a “hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native American.” The Oneida Indian Nation and its “Change the Mascot” campaign as well as the... Read more
Shoni Schimmel set to go pro With the WNBA draft set for Monday night, one half of the Schimmel show is about to go pro.After four seasons at the University of Louisville, guard Shoni Schimmel is projected to be a first or early second round selection in Monday night’s draft, which would make the citizen of the Oregon-based Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian... Read more

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