July 25, 2014

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LCSW Clinician Position:      LCSW ClinicianStatus:        Full-time (40 hrs per week) Monday thru FridayOpen:          July 22, 2014 -Open Until FilledSalary:        $45,000.00 – $48,000.00 (DOQ)                                      Min. Qualifications: Education:      A Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology or related field.Experience:    ... Read more
Faculty, Adjunct Faculty in American Indian Studies & Liberal Studies PAWNEE NATION COLLEGENOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSFOR FACULTY ANDADJUNCT FACULTY:AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIESand LIBERAL STUDIESThe Pawnee Nation College (PNC), a tribal college located on the Pawnee Nation Reserve near Pawnee, Oklahoma, is seeking full-time faculty members to teach a variety of courses in American Indian Studies and Liberal... Read more
Faculty and Lead Faculty The Pawnee Nation College is seeking to employ faculty who are able to instruct classes in American Indian and Liberal Studies areas. PNC is expanding its class offerings to include Liberal Studies such as History, Education, and Sociology. The Pawnee Nation College (PNC), founded in 2004, began offering general education and... Read more
Administrative Assistant, Diabetes Program The Pawnee Nation is seeking applications for the position of Administrative Assistant for the Pawnee Nation Diabetes Program in Health and Community Services. Visit our website at www.pawneenation.org  to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you can also submit the employment application form or resume with three... Read more
Network Security Specialist The Pawnee Nation is seeking applications for the position of Network Security Specialist in Information Technology for Administrative Affairs. Associates Degree and courses in Office Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration preferred. Apply online www.pawneenation.org , submit application form, or... Read more

News

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Chickasaw officials cut ribbon on Ardmore Community Center ARDMORE, Okla. – A July 23 ribbon cutting ceremony marked the addition of another feature to the Chickasaw Nation Carter service campus in Ardmore.Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by local officials, tribal officials and dozens of area residents to mark the opening of the new Ardmore Community Center at 907 Locust... Read more
DOI announces funds to promote tribal control of BIE schools Sovereignty in Indian Education grants will promote tribal self-determination in education through tribal control of BIE-funded schools   WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to... Read more
Indians continue to wait on Cobell money WASHINGTON – Sen. John Tester seems to be experiencing the same feeling of frustration that many Native Americans across the country are feeling over the continued delays of the distribution of the second Cobell settlement payments.In a hearing last week held by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Garden City Group’s Chief Operating... Read more
Tribe agrees with dismissal of lawsuit over land The tribe noted Friday the Interior Department says it could submit a new application addressing accounting issues that formed the basis for the denial.   WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – An Oklahoma tribe has agreed with the government that the last claim in its lawsuit seeking to build a casino on suburban Wichita land should be dismissed.U.S.... Read more
Raid targets pot grows on California tribal land Growing pot on the far Northern California reservation is illegal because the Yurok tribe does not honor the state’s medical marijuana law.   EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – The Yurok tribe launched a large-scale raid Monday targeting illegal marijuana grows along the Klamath River that have threatened the reservation’s water supply and... Read more

Life

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Land Buyback Program: Did anything really happen? When my health condition pushed me into taking time off to obtain care, a long-time BIA friend offered good luck in my future. She stated that one thing she liked about me was I “…wasn’t afraid to speak my opinion even if it was different than everyone else.” I never made statements or expressed my opinion without first researching and... Read more
Flags lowered on Navajo Nation for Code Talker GANADO, Ariz. (AP) – Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker.The tribe says Edward Anderson died Sunday at a Phoenix hospital. He was 89.Navajo President Ben Shelly has ordered flags lowered in honor of Anderson through sunset Saturday.Funeral services for Anderson are scheduled Friday at the... Read more
ND School Superintendent wants American Indian culture taught in classrooms BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – American Indian culture should be taught in North Dakota classrooms to have “a common understanding of where we came from in order to have vision for the future,” the state’s top education official said Tuesday.State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she wants to replicate curriculum similar to Montana’s... Read more
S.E. RUCKMAN: Words are like Arrows that we Shoot into the Air The Comanche Nation tested the winds of public opinion recently that blew much like a hurricane across the Southern Plains. A group of Lawton Indian Hospital patients gathered to tell stories of medical negligence or misconduct that were mostly anecdotal stories.  I scribbled furiously. Then someone said   they wondered how many of... Read more
Cherokee Chat: Cherokee Nation Program Structure The Cherokee Nation government is a tripartite government meaning it is divided into three branches of government.  The Tribal Council is the Legislative branch.  The Executive Branch is the Chief, Deputy Chief and staff who execute the programs.  The Judicial branch makes sure everyone else behaves.For Cherokee Nation citizens seeking... Read more

Business

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Request for Proposals for Auditing Services The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes seek proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit the financial statements of the governmental and business activities of the tribe for the year ending September 30, 2014.  The audit must be completed in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards issued by the... Read more
Mohegans break ground for first chain restaurant UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – The Mohegan Tribe is breaking ground for the first of 15 planned “Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar” chain restaurants in New England.It’s part of an effort by the tribe, which owns and operates Mohegan Sun Casino, to diversify its businesses.The tribe and Arooga’s Franchising LLC announced a franchise... Read more
Grant to boost Indian Country businesses in ND BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal grant is aimed at strengthening businesses and creating jobs in Indian Country in North Dakota.The state’s congressional delegation says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving a $175,000 grant to the Coalition of Indian Housing Authorities of North Dakota.The funds from USDA’s Rural Business... Read more
Boston and Mohegan Sun reach $300 million deal BOSTON (AP) – Mayor Martin Walsh and Mohegan Sun announced a deal Thursday that would provide the city with at least $300 million in investments over 15 years if the casino company wins a state gambling license. The American Indian tribe-owned company proposes a $1.3 billion resort casino at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in the... Read more
Ruling broadens property tax breaks on tribal land EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – Wal-Mart, Home Depot and others that own buildings on tribal land will receive property tax refunds from Snohomish County as a result of a federal appeals court decision.The retailers and the outlet mall at the Tulalip Tribes’ Quil Ceda Village plus about 1,200 homeowners in the Marysville area will receive a... Read more

Sports

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California tribe rejects offer from R*dsk*ns group Representatives of a foundation run by the owner of the Washington NFL franchise traveled to an American Indian reservation straddling the Arizona-California border this week to talk about financing projects aimed at preserving language and culture and curbing suicides among youth.But the presidents of the Quechan Tribe and a tribal... Read more
Iroquois lacrosse team playing for redemption DENVER (AP) – The only indigenous team competing internationally as a sovereign nation is in Colorado for the World Lacrosse Championships.However, it’s more than a game for the 27-man Iroquois Nationals.“It’s our way of life. It’s deep in our culture. In our cradle board, we are given a wooden lacrosse stick. We grew up playing since... Read more
Day of Champions football camp held in Durant DURANT, Okla. – Coach Ken Heupel’s Day of Champions football camp drew 248 students of the game to Paul Laird Field on the Southeastern campus this week.Heupel brought an all-star cast of coaches to the two-day event, including Bob Fello of Kansas State, former Chicago Bears’ assistant coach Earl Mosely, Northwestern Oklahoma alum... Read more
Chickasaw kayaker competes in Hungary this month OKLAHOMA CITY – Szeged, Hungary, marks the place a 16-year-old Chickasaw youth will compete internationally for the first time.Situated near the border of Serbia and Romania, Szeged is a long way from Chickasaw Country. But the trip will shine an international spotlight on a Chickasaw whose dream is to become a U.S. Olympic... Read more
Rough ride for many INFR contestants A number of Indian National Finals Rodeo competitors got their chance to step up to the plate and take a swing.  Unfortunately for those INFR riders in the recent All Star Rodeo, it was a swing and a miss across the board.Six cowboys and one cowgirl were invited to be a part of Team INFR at the 108th National Western Stock Show, Rodeo,... Read more

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