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Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill
Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill (November 18, 2019)

A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families
Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families (November 12, 2019)

Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs
Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs (October 16, 2019)

Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.


Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home
Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home (September 25, 2019)

A Lakota grandmother has been evicted from her house after nearly four years of living there, due to a fire she had no responsibility for.


Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program
Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program (September 6, 2019)

The Trump administration is proposing to impose income limits for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together (August 23, 2019)

I am humbled and grateful for your confidence in me to serve our great Cherokee Nation as your Principal Chief for the next four years.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever (August 13, 2019)

Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.


Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (August 8, 2019)

More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.


Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14
Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14 (August 8, 2019)

Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.


Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects
Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects (August 7, 2019)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.


Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations
Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (July 23, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census (July 19, 2019)

Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.


YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population
YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population (July 10, 2019)

New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate (February 6, 2019)

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting (February 4, 2019)

Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing
Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing (December 13, 2018)

Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development
Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development (November 19, 2018)

A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.


Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams (October 31, 2018)

Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation (September 5, 2018)

The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing
Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing (August 16, 2018)

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage
'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage (August 9, 2018)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.


Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation
Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 30, 2018)

Across the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, residents began cleaning up the debris left by two damaging storms over the weekend.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds
Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds (July 3, 2018)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (June 14, 2018)

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.


Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.


Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.


Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)

As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.


Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)

Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.


White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.


Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)

Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.


Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)

Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.


Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.


Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans
Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans (August 8, 2017)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing (June 12, 2017)

President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.


Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.


Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)

President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.


President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.


Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)

The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.


Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.