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Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
National
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.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
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
Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
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.

Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
National | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
National | Politics
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
Health | National | Politics
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.

Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.

Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
Business
Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility (August 29, 2016)
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.

Jennifer Falcon: Julian Castro is the right choice for vice president
Opinion | Politics
Jennifer Falcon: Julian Castro is the right choice for vice president (July 6, 2016)
I have seen time and time again Secretary Castro listen to the most marginalized communities in our country and respond with thoughtful action.

Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
Business | National | Politics
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.

New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs
National
New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs (May 25, 2016)
Heidi J. Frechette, who is Menominee, Brothertown and Stockbridge-Munsee, was selected after an eight-month recruitment process.

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Law | National | Politics
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant
Environment | National | Federal Recognition
Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant (May 3, 2016)
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding
National | Politics
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (April 22, 2016)
A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget
Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget (March 7, 2016)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.

Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants (February 17, 2016)
Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.

Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant
Environment
Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant (February 9, 2016)
The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes children to early learning center
Education
Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes children to early learning center (January 20, 2016)
The Eastern Shawnee Early Childhood Learning Center in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, features five classrooms and space for up to 75 children, ages three months through five years.

Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans
National
Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans (January 8, 2016)
The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

HUD awards $12.4M in grants to address mold in tribal housing
Environment | Health | National
HUD awards $12.4M in grants to address mold in tribal housing (September 22, 2015)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana, whose members have been fighting mold for decades, received $800,000 from the program.

Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative
National
Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative (August 4, 2015)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture plan to select one more tribal community for the program.

Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting
Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (July 28, 2015)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering
Health | National | Politics
Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (July 8, 2015)
First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.

IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country
Health | National
IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)
A public meeting will be held sometime this summer as part of a new initiative to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts
Health | National | Politics
Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (June 8, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.

Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money
Opinion
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money (June 3, 2015)
Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.

Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds
National
Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds (May 28, 2015)
An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.

Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone'
National
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (April 28, 2015)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.

Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute
National
Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute (March 26, 2015)
The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.

House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs
Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (March 24, 2015)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing
National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 18, 2015)
Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.

Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress
National | Politics
Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (March 12, 2015)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.

Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing
Politics
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing (February 25, 2015)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will testify.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans log cabin project
National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans log cabin project (December 8, 2014)
If Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher, Northern Cheyenne Tribal President has his way; by next spring at least four tribal members will be building log cabins on the Reservation.

National Congress of American Indians set to open convention
National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (October 27, 2014)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

HUD awards $60M in community development grants to tribes
National
HUD awards $60M in community development grants to tribes (October 8, 2014)
The grants were awarded to 90 tribes in nearly two dozen states, including Alaska.

HUD settles complaint for couple on Turtle Mountain Reservation
Law | National
HUD settles complaint for couple on Turtle Mountain Reservation (September 15, 2014)
The couple was told their home couldn't be used as collateral because it was located on a reservation.

Opinion: HUD loan program a small step to boost Indian housing
Opinion
Opinion: HUD loan program a small step to boost Indian housing (August 29, 2014)
Tim Richmond of 1st Tribal explains the need for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

Audit slams White Mountain Apache Tribe over housing funds
Law
Audit slams White Mountain Apache Tribe over housing funds (July 14, 2014)
The audit uncovered $2.3 million in misspending and an additional $8.2 million in spending that wasn't properly documented.

Senate confirms new leader of Housing and Urban Development
Politics
Senate confirms new leader of Housing and Urban Development (July 10, 2014)
HUD manages about $700 million in funds for Indian housing programs.

Lumbee Tribe accepts cut in HUD funds to repay misspent funds
National
Lumbee Tribe accepts cut in HUD funds to repay misspent funds (June 26, 2014)
Audit showed that council members received illegal stipends.

Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds
National
Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds (June 18, 2014)
Most of the money was spent on stipends for council members.

Obama to choose new Housing and Urban Development leader
Politics
Obama to choose new Housing and Urban Development leader (May 19, 2014)
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be tapped as secretary

Opinion: HUD home loan program a step in the right direction
Opinion
Opinion: HUD home loan program a step in the right direction (March 18, 2014)
Writer calls Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program a small solution to a long-running problem.

Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC
National | Politics
Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC (March 13, 2014)
The National Congress of American Indians continued its winter session on Tuesday.

HUD raises Section 184 Indian home loan guarantee fee to 1.5%
National
HUD raises Section 184 Indian home loan guarantee fee to 1.5% (March 5, 2014)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised the fee for the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.

Cherokee Nation and  Delaware Tribe sign agreement for housing
Law | National
Cherokee Nation and Delaware Tribe sign agreement for housing (February 26, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation and the Delaware Tribe signed an agreement regarding federal housing funds.

Judge won't force HUD to release $3M to Chukchansi Tribe
Law | Politics
Judge won't force HUD to release $3M to Chukchansi Tribe (January 13, 2014)
A federal judge won't force the Department of Housing and Urban Development to release $3 million to the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California.

Ex-housing director of  Narragansett Tribe  sentenced for theft
Law
Ex-housing director of Narragansett Tribe sentenced for theft (October 4, 2013)
The former director of housing for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island was sentenced for stealing federal funds.

Editorial:  Lumbee Tribe  used HUD money for council stipends
Opinion
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe used HUD money for council stipends (September 23, 2013)
Newspaper says Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina can turn latest controversy into a positive situation.

Navajo Nation leaders talk housing needs with HUD Secretary
National
Navajo Nation leaders talk housing needs with HUD Secretary (September 18, 2013)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation met with Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe breaks ground on   housing project
National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe breaks ground on housing project (September 16, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts broke ground on its first housing project since gaining federal recognition.

Chukchansi Tribe missing out on   funds amid leadership  dispute
National | Politics
Chukchansi Tribe missing out on funds amid leadership dispute (September 3, 2013)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California is missing out on millions of dollars in federal funds due to its leadership dispute.

9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies
Law
9th Circuit rejects case over Fort Belknap Tribes rent subsidies (August 9, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana can't stop the Department of Housing and Urban Development from recovering rent subsidies that were overpaid to the tribal housing authority.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills
Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on bills (July 31, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a legislative hearing this afternoon on three bills.

Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism
National
Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism (July 25, 2013)
Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina explained why he purchased a housing lot, an acquisition that that has generated controversy.

Chairman of Lumbee Tribe denies using housing funds for site
National
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe denies using housing funds for site (July 24, 2013)
Leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are threatening to shut down government operations in a dispute with Chairman Paul Brooks.

Chukchansi Tribe requests zoning change for housing project
National
Chukchansi Tribe requests zoning change for housing project (July 18, 2013)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California needs a zoning change for a housing development.

HUD announces $563M in housing grants for Indian Country
National
HUD announces $563M in housing grants for Indian Country (June 12, 2013)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $563 million in grants for Indian Country.

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