November 23, 2014

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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
Top 10 interview questions job seekers must ask Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Warns Job Seekers: Will be Judged More on the Questions You Ask Than the Answers You GiveHAVERFORD, PA  (September 23, 2014) - Many job seekers walk into an interview ill-prepared, expecting the employer to ask all the questions. Contrary to popular belief, the most important questions of the... Read more
AAIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN PHYSICIANS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONEmail cover letter and resume to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mission“To pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring... Read more
Cherokee Nation receives $3.7 million grant for out-of-work citizens TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $3.7 million Job-Driven Nation Emergency Grant to provide training for workers who have lost their jobs in high-demand industries.Cherokee Nation, the only tribal government recipient, joins 32 states and Puerto Rico as a recipient of the two-year grant from the U.S.... Read more
Ways Job Seekers can Make a Good First Impression Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Offers Key Strategies to Make a Good Impression on Your Potential EmployerHAVERFORD, Penn. – Your résumé stood out among the others. You made it through the phone screen. Now it's time to meet your potential employer in person. This is "do or die" time - an opportunity that cannot be missed.Ford R.... Read more


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Tribes work to create sex-offender registries FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way to meeting the legal requirements meant to keep convicted criminals from hiding out on tribal lands, a new report shows.Of the country's 566 federally recognized tribes, 214 are... Read more
21 reservations joining buyback program BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership.Twenty-one Indian communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017, said Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor.... Read more
Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.North Dakota's booming oil production has led to an unmanageable increase in the... Read more
Choctaw Nation reported crime that led to prosecution, conviction of former construction employee DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation reported discrepancies that led to the conviction of former employee Jason Merida on charges of conspiracy, bribery, theft and tax evasion in connection with defrauding the Choctaw Nation.  Internal auditors for the tribe initially uncovered fraudulent billings for steel approved by Merida. The... Read more
Federal appeals court hears tribal land claim ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Leaders of an American Indian community in northern New Mexico are not giving up on efforts to reclaim the Valles Caldera National Preserve as their own.Jemez Pueblo considers the nearly 140-square-mile swath of federally-managed public land as a “spiritual sanctuary” and part of its traditional homeland.The... Read more


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Film about Cherokee language opens at museum RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A film about the effort to save the Cherokee language is making its premiere at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.The film titled "First Language -- the Race to Save Cherokee" will open Friday night at the museum. The 56-minute film will be followed by a discussion.Very few Cherokee speak their own language.... Read more
Thousands have visited Chickasaw canoe exhibit SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of visitors have viewed an exhibit on ancient dugout canoes at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.The display, "Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas," will be featured at the center until May 6, 2015.Tribal officials estimate that nearly 10,000 people have viewed the exhibit since Nov. 1. An... Read more
regon artisan’s work selected for native coin BEATTY, Ore. (AP) – For Tom Rogers, it was the perfect combination.Rogers is a proud veteran, having spent four years in the Navy.For the past 10 years, he’s lived in Beatty, a Klamath County community that was once part of the Klamath Indian Reservation. It’s a community where the tribal influence persists.“Since establishing a studio... Read more
Policy helps tribal citizens get birth certificates TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) – Alice Guy was born at home on the Navajo Nation in a traditional eight-sided dwelling surrounded by her family and aided by a missionary nurse. But she hasn’t been able to prove that to the state of Arizona.She’s part of a generation of American Indians who never received a birth certificate and hit major... Read more
New England’s Indians working to restore heritage STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) – Rachel Sayet grew up walking the hills of Mohegan and hearing the stories of her great aunt, Mohegan tribal icon Gladys Tantaquidgeon - but never in summer.A nation lives in its culture, language and stories, Sayet, who wrote her master’s degree thesis on sovereignty and literature in the Aquinnah Wampanoag... Read more


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Appeals court overturns order stopping Kialegee Tribal town's casino work TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a judge's order that stopped work on a planned casino in northeastern Oklahoma.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 Monday against the state of Oklahoma. The Denver-based court instructed U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell in Tulsa to set aside his order that... Read more
Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2014 CATOOSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation honored eight standout certified Indian-owned businesses for 2014 during a dinner Thursday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.“We have more Indian businesses working for our tribe on contracts and subcontracts than ever before in our history. This kind of growth will continue to keep the Cherokee... Read more
Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.But revenue generated by Indian casinos rose less than 2 percent the same year, Casino City’s North American Gaming Almanac found.... Read more
Construction of Yreka casino could start in spring YREKA, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California Native American tribe says it has cleared all major hurdles for its planned casino off Interstate 5 in Yreka.The Medford Mail Tribute reports the casino’s construction could begin early next spring.Yreka is just south of the Oregon border. The tribe has been working on getting a casino for... Read more
New Mexico tribe can't get a new gambling compact ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge in Albuquerque ruled Friday against a New Mexico tribe trying to obtain a new gambling compact from the Interior Department. U. S. District Court Judge James Parker invalidated Interior Department regulations that allow a tribe to go to the agency for a gambling agreement when it's failed to... Read more


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Cherokee citizen earns gold at world martial arts competition TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation citizen Wade Blevins just struck gold in China. The 41-year-old won the World Traditional Wushu Championships in the bare-handed division, beating out some 3,000 top martial artists there competing from around the globe.Blevins was one of 30 to make the U.S. Wushu-Kungfu Federation team back in... Read more
Fort Sill baseball matchup different from previous years The game was played on the 136th anniversary of Satanta’s death, and the Kiowa chieftain’s greatgreat-granddaughter, Betty Washburn of Apache, spoke a few words on his behalf before the game. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A recent vintage “baseball” match-up between the Fort Sill Indians and the Fort Sill Cannonballs took place under different... Read more
Protesters of Redsk*ns name rally outside Arizona game GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redsk*ns name held a rally Sunday before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals.Various Native American advocacy groups conducted a march followed by news conference outside University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.More than 100 people chanted and held... Read more
SD group tries to recruit Native American referees SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Finding referees for middle school games in communities on Native American reservations can sometimes be impossible in South Dakota.In some cases, it’s even led to people getting pulled from the stands to call games, the Argus Leader reported Sunday. Emergency volunteers aren’t necessarily certified, which... Read more
Washington team defends case against Native Americans ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Washington NFL team has filed a motion defending its federal lawsuit against a group of Native Americans over trademark protections.The Washington Post reports the team filed a motion late Friday night arguing that the team chose the correct courthouse and plaintiffs to sue in Alexandria federal court.The... Read more

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