November 25, 2015

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Community Arts Director The Oklahoma Arts Council, an agency of state government, is seeking a Community Arts Director. Responsibilities include oversight of the community arts grant program, providing assistance and feedback to grant applicants, and management of the Cultural District Initiative, Performing Artist Roster, and an emerging leaders network.... 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
Bacone: Human Resource Manager Responsibilities:The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Human Resources Department.  This will include, but is not limited to, all HR required reporting, oversee payroll entries and processing, onboarding and exits, and oversee the retirement annuity plan.  The successful candidate will also administer employee... Read more
Associate/Assistant Professor: Division of Business, Bacone College Bacone College seeks a full-time Associate/Assistant Professor in the Division of BusinessRESPONSIBILITIES:The successful candidate will become the lead instructor for management and will be responsible for instructing existing or new courses focused primarily in management. Commitment to college committees is also required. As is... 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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Morongo Donates 13,000 Turkeys Morongo Band of Mission Indians has given more than 100,000 Thanksgiving turkeys over the past three decades to aid families, veterans and seniors in need. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians celebrated the 30th anniversary of its annual Thanksgiving Outreach program by distributing 13,000 free turkeys... Read more
Navajo official to repay $34,000 for illegal contracts GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – An official with the Whitehorse Lake Chapter of the Navajo Nation has been ordered to repay another chapter for funds that were paid to a relative’s construction company that she illegally contracted.The Gallup Independent reports that Whitehorse Lake community service coordinator Relda Martinez has agreed to pay... Read more
Fed appeals court won’t stop Hawaiian election vote count HONOLULU (AP) – Votes cast in an ongoing election for Native Hawaiians can be counted as planned, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.Native Hawaiians are voting to elect delegates for a convention next year to come up with a self-governance document to be ratified by Native Hawaiians. They are the last remaining... Read more
Yellowstone softens stance on bison slaughter targets BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Yellowstone National Park is backing off its proposal to kill roughly 1,000 wild bison this winter as officials seek to reduce the animals’ annual migration into Montana.Park officials met with representatives of American Indian tribes, the state and other federal agencies Thursday.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle... Read more
Blackfeet councilwoman removed for harboring wanted man KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) – A Blackfeet tribal council member has been removed from office after authorities learned she was harboring a South Dakota man accused of child molestation.The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council voted 7-2 Thursday to remove Councilwoman Cheryl Little Dog for violating her oath of office.Chairman Harry Barnes said... Read more


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Open your heart to a Cherokee child this holiday season This time of year let’s keep in mind those Cherokee children that need a loving, nurturing home. As we celebrate Thanksgiving and make plans for Christmas and a New Year, I hope there are Cherokees families out there that can find a place in their homes and in their life for a Cherokee child who desperately needs a permanent home.We... Read more
For Lummis, fishing is a way of life LUMMI RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) – Members of Lummi Nation say that for them, fishing is different.Tribal and nontribal fishers alike must keep to the seasons and mind their catch quotas. Still, for most Washington residents, fishing is a privilege granted by the state government, said Jay Julius, a Lummi member who has a seat on the... Read more
Miss Indian Arizona seeks to culturally educate Taylor Tailbi’ Denzhoone’ Susan holds delicate, yet powerful, childhood memories of her grandmother, Lucille Willie.Often during each two-month summer break from school, Susan (White Mountain Apache and Walker River Paiute) and her older sister and younger brother would stay with Willie at her nearby home on the White Mountain Apache... Read more
DOE grant to help tribal school respond to suicides PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation a $325,000 grant to help the school recover from 12 suicide deaths on the reservation.The Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant aims to help the Oglala Sioux Tribe deal with the deaths of current and... Read more
NM health exchange targets Hispanics, Native Americans ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The state health insurance exchange is taking its message to the airwaves, billboards, community groups and online to boost the number of New Mexicans signing up for coverage during this enrollment period.Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said Thursday that people will have until the end of January to sign up, but those... Read more


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Inaugural Black Hills American Indian Art Market Saturday RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rural America Initiatives, in partnership with the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the first annual Black Hills American Indian Winter Art Market and Sale, Saturday November 28, 10 am – 5 pm in the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn ballroom. Featured artists are Jim Yellowhawk and Stephanie... Read more
Mohegan Sun posts strong 4Q profit jump, slight revenue rise UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Fourth-quarter revenue rose slightly at the Mohegan Sun casinos as profit jumped 86 percent due to cost-cutting and rising popularity of table games, their parent company said Thursday.The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates casinos in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,... Read more
Bill to block AZ tribe’s casino fails US House vote PHOENIX (AP) – A bill that would block a casino project nearing completion in the western Phoenix suburbs has failed in the U.S. House of Representatives.The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Trent Franks and four other Arizona members of Congress was defeated after failing to garner a required 2/3 vote Monday. The bill could be... Read more
AZ Indian Chamber hosts conference, trade show SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona hosted the 5th annual Connect Business Conference and Trade Show, November 12. The chamber has been dedicated to Native American businesses and entrepreneurs of Arizona since its inception in 1995. The theme of the conference was Connecting communities through... Read more
Former Connecticut official joins tribal casino venture HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes say the state’s former consumer affair commissioner will help them in efforts to build a new casino to combat competition from out-of-state gambling. MMCT Venture, the company created by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to develop a border casino, said Bill... Read more


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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
Results of University of North Dakota nickname runoff vote expected early this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The University of North Dakota might have a new nickname early this week, or it might have another vote on a new moniker.People with ties to the Grand Forks school voted last week in a runoff election involving the top three nickname options from a preliminary vote.If Fighting Hawks, Roughriders or Nodaks gets... Read more
Hopi boys extend cross-country winning streak PHOENIX (AP) – The boys’ cross-country team at Hopi High School has run away with another win, maintaining the longest streak of consecutive victories in the nation.The Arizona Interscholastic Association says the Hopi Bruins scored 59 points to defeat Many Farms and Pinon for the Division IV title at Saturday’s state cross-country... Read more
UND to hold runoff vote on new nickname next week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota will be voting again as the school moves toward a new nickname.None of the five choices finalized by a committee last summer got a 50 percent majority in voting last week. UND says there will be a runoff vote next week with three choices on the ballot: Fighting... Read more
Voting on University of North Dakota nickname is this week GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – People with ties to the University of North Dakota are voting this week on a new school nickname.Online voting is Monday through midnight Friday. Those eligible are UND students, faculty and staff; school alumni and retirees; donors; and athletic event season ticket holders.UND has been without a nickname the... Read more

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