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March 2010

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10 CHICKASAW TIMES Rising Indian band ‘Injunuity’ to perform in Europe Tribal folk duo “Injunuity” has been invited to participate this summer at Apache Moon, a Native American music festi- val in Semione, Switzerland. “Injunuity” is comprised of Jeff Carpenter (Chickasaw) on guitar and sax, and flutist Brad Clonch (Mississippi Choctaw). “This is a big deal for us,” said Carpenter. “Performing overseas has always been a goal of ours.” Carpenter said Europe was a prime market for Native Ameri- can music. “People travel from France, Italy and Germany for Apache Moon,” he said. “It was an amazing opportunity that we could never pass up.” The band, formed in 2007, primarily composes its own songs, described as a “combi- nation of traditional and mod- ern themes.” Injunuity’s first appearance was the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in August 2007 when Clonch asked Carpenter to join him in performing. After a warm reception, the two put together an EP to broaden their listening base. They began playing small shows around Oklahoma and eventually across the country, from Alabama to New Mexico to Wisconsin. While Native American flute music is a broad category, Inju- nuity plays by the slogan, “It’s not your grandfather’s flute music.” “Our music is different, with modern and electric elements” Clonch said. “But it still holds that cultural presence with the flute being the primary instru- ment in every song.” In 2008, Injunuity was named Debut Group of the Year at the Native American Music Awards. The duo’s music has also been featured on the XM satellite radio station channel 76 “Fine Tuning.” This spring, Injunuity plans to release a full-length album titled “Fight for Survival.” For more information about Injunuity, visit the band’s web site at CONTRIBUTED BY Carrie Buckley, tribal media relations. ‘Injunuity’ flutist Brad Clonch and guitarist Jeff Carpenter. Job seekers now have new on-line tools New Internet based tools are now available to Chicka- saws seeking a new career. Oklahoma Career Informa- tion System and Key Train are Web sites which offer a multitude of tools to stu- dents and others seeking to find a career path. OKCIS enables users to KYKC Radio personality Rich Kaye. KYKC broadcaster up for top award Rich Kaye, a well-known radio personality heard on a Chickasaw Nation-owned sta- tion, has been recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB). For the third year in a row, Mr. Kaye has been named a 2009 “Radio Personality of the Year” finalist in the non-metro division. The host of Ada, Okla.-based 100.1 KYKC’s morning show, Mr. Kaye has been with the sta- tion since 1992. Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby said he was pleased to learn of the Mr. Kaye’s suc- cess. “These awards add to a long list of honors these stations have received,” said Gov. Anoa- tubby. “Recognition from this organization confirms that the staff and management of these stations continue doing excel- lent work.” Mr. Kaye said the recognition made his hard work all worth- while. “I’m very honored to be one of the three personalities to be considered for this award,” he said. “I love what I do and things like this make getting up at 3 a.m. a lot easier.” The OAB is a non-profit or- ganization of commercial radio and television stations organized to serve the public interest and promote the co- operation and prosperity of its members. The “Personality of the Year” award winner will be an- nounced at the OAB Awards Banquet in Oklahoma City on March 19. The Non-Metro Division in- cludes all stations in Oklahoma except those located in Oklaho- ma City and Tulsa. CONTRIBUTED BY Carrie Buckley, tribal media relations. research information about education, financial aid and occupations. Users can research hun- dreds of possible programs of study, apply for financial aid, take practice college entrance exams, create a re- sume, prepare for job inter- views and more. KeyTrain enables users to complete self-paced career training. Tribal Office of Career Services program manager Darrell Walker said the web sites provided a wide range of services and would enable his office to effectively serve more people. Users who complete train- ing receive a career readi- ness certificate, an advan- tage in today’s crowded job market. Employers across the U.S. use this type of assessment for hiring new workers and promoting cur- rent employees. A user name and pass- word are required to utilize the tools on the Web sites. http://www.okcis.intoca- For more information or a user name and password, call Angela Woods at the Of- fice of Career Services, (580) 436-7291. CONTRIBUTED BY Tony Choate, tribal media relations. March 2010

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