April 20, 2014

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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
Stationary Engineer Bacone College in Muskogee Oklahoma is searching for a licensed Stationary Engineer, if you are looking for a stable permanent position and can handle the following, contact us today.·    Installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment·    Repair and maintenance of Boilers and related equipment·    Preventive maintenance of HVAC... Read more
Staff Accountant I (entry level) Delaware Tribe of Indians Employment OpportunityStaff Accountant I (entry level)Qualifications:   Associates Degree in Accounting required Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred.  Two years experience in accounting preferred but not required.  Proficiency in 10-key preferred but not required.  Experience in Sage Fund 100 Accounting... Read more

News

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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians elects chairwoman The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has elected Lynn "Nay" Valbuena as chairwoman. Valbuena, whose term begins today, will lead San Manuel's seven-member tribal council that is responsible for enforcing by-laws, establishing policies, protecting business interests and preserving the sovereignty of the tribe.Valbuena served as San... Read more
Deadline Approaching for Landowners with Fractionated Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation The Department of the Interior has sent purchase offers totaling more than $100 million to nearly 16,000 landowners with fractionated interests at the Pine Ridge Reservation. These offers will provide landowners the opportunity to voluntarily sell their interests, which would be consolidated and held in trust for the Oglala Sioux Tribe... Read more
Wyandotte Nation opens new community center WYANDOTTE, Okla. (AP) — The Wyandotte Nation opened a new $1.2 million community center on Monday.The community center features an activity center, senior center, kitchen and a saferoom for people in the community to go to during severe weather. The Wyandotte Nation Housing Department is also moving its offices into the center as... Read more
New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court on Monday ordered Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.The federal government designated a 30-acre parcel in southern New Mexico as the tribe's reservation in 2011, but the Apache governmental offices are in Oklahoma.The ruling by the Supreme Court... Read more
New Mexico high court to hear tribal-state dispute SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court considers a dispute Monday over whether the Fort Sill Apache should be recognized by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration as a New Mexico tribe.The federal government designated a 30-acre parcel in southern New Mexico as the tribe's reservation in 2011, but the Apache governmental... Read more

Life

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Sherman Alexie to present at Tahlequah university April 23 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Speaking at Northeastern State University on Wednesday, April 23 in the Webb Auditorium of the NSU-Tahlequah campus is award-winning poet and novelist Sherman Alexie. The presentation will be from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., with a book signing to follow.Alexie is an author, poet, and screenwriter who was named one of The New... Read more
CHAVERS: He cut a path for Indian journalists nationwide Tim Giago, the greatest newspaper man ever in my opinion, wrote last month about how Indian journalists of bygone years needed a shout-out. He could not mention himself, but I can.I first met Tim when he was at Pine Ridge Village about 30 years ago. His newspaper was called Lakota Times. After he took it national in 1992, he renamed it... Read more
Ask Elouise: A Letter from Class Counsel on settlement checks Concerns have recently been expressed that the second payments under the Cobell settlement – the Trust Administration payments – have not yet been distributed. Please be assured that the Court, the Claims Administrator and Class Counsel are taking all measures necessary to make sure those payments are distributed as quickly as possible... Read more
Sequoyah Alumni Reunion May 2 and 3 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The Sequoyah Alumni Association Reunion is set for May 2 and 3, 2014.  All former students, staff and their families are invited to attend.The Sequoyah Alumni Association will conduct a Scholarships Benefit, May 2, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Tsa La Gi Community Meeting room.  Fundraising activities include an Indian... Read more
OKC Indian Clinic partners with Chickasaw Nation on pharmacy OKLAHOMA CITY – The Chickasaw Nation has agreed to partner with the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic on the CARES Capital Campaign, a $2 million fundraising project to construct a new 7,000-square-foot pharmacy at the clinic.“We recognize the challenges American Indians in Oklahoma are faced with when it comes to health care services,” said... Read more

Business

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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
Ho-Chunk, Inc. subsidiary awarded $80 million contract WINNEBAGO, Neb. – Ho-Chunk, Inc. is pleased to announce the receipt of an $80 million federal contract to a company within its All Native Group division. All Native, Inc. was recently awarded the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC) Professional Support Services Contract. This receipt marks the... Read more
Tribal, Shawnee officials meet; tax flap continues Many tribal retail outlets across Oklahoma do not assess city sales taxes on tangible purchases. SHAWNEE, Okla. – Municipal and tribal officials met March 24 to discuss the sales tax revenues generated by tribally-owned businesses, but two vastly different stories about that meeting’s outcome have emerged.Citing slumping revenue... Read more
Report: Oklahoma tribal gambling revenue rises OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma continues to far outpace other states on the number of tribal gambling facilities, leading to more than $3.7 billion in gambling revenue in 2012, according to a new national study released Wednesday.Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report shows that Indian casino gambling revenue increased 7 percent... Read more

Sports

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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
Invitees J.W. Harris and Guytin Tsosie hanging tough with the PBR Eduardo Aparecido wins first career Built Ford Tough Series event NAMPA, Idaho – – Brazilian Eduardo Aparecido was the only man who was perfect on the weekend on his way to capturing his first Built Ford Tough Series win Saturday at the Professional Bull Riders DeWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational at the Ford Idaho Center with the... Read more
Tulsa 66ers to benefit tribal scholarship program TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa 66ers plan to wear special uniforms during Saturday's home game against the Austin Toros to benefit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's Higher Education Scholarship Foundation Program.The 66ers, part of the NBA Development League that is affiliated with the Oklahoma City Thunder, will wear customized jerseys... Read more

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