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Native people typically face higher unemployment conditions than the population as a whole.
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Some talented young people are making marks in the Native business world.
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Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.
House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
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Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.
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Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.
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After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.
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Community is about supporting each other.
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The founders and publishers of Native Business Magazine will offer advice for budding businesses, whether it’s a roadside food stand or a financial consulting firm.
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Oklahoma’s first Native-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer.
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Native America Calling will get an update on the marijuana industry as tribal economic development.
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The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Native communities.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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“Rebuilding and consolidating Tribal homelands supports not only Native cultures, languages, and communities, but also Tribal businesses that help make economies for both Tribes and surrounding communities thrive,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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“Tribal communities around the country just want the same transparency and legal equity many of us so often take for granted, and today’s steps are a big part of granting those reasonable requests,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
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Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.
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“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
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The countdown to #NAFOA2021 is on! Are you registered?
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The pandemic has taken a toll on one of Native America’s leading economic development sources.
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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
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The latest feather in the cap of a thriving tribal corporation is an eclectic collection of historic buildings in one of the largest cities in the region.
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A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.
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Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
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Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discusses economic development in Indian Country and self-governance for tribal nations in a video message to the Native American Contractors Association.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
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The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
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A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe will be leading the Indian Country legal team at the Department of the Interior and is among a growing number of Native women in the Biden administration.
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It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.
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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.
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In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
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In 2020, we are grateful for the contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians make to our country – from business to politics and everything in between.
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Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.