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Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds
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Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.

Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding
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Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding (December 6, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.

Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma
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Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma (September 19, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.

Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana
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Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana (August 29, 2017)
Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)
Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing (February 7, 2017)
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.

Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration
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Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration (August 11, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe was hit hard by storms and floods that have left dozens of families without homes.

Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge
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Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge (December 29, 2015)
As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing housing assistance to residents.

Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires
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Colville Tribes to seek assistance from FEMA after major fires (October 29, 2015)
Two fires destroyed more than 500 square miles of the reservation in Washington.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Disaster assistance welcome at Pine Ridge (October 19, 2015)
I and the wife were visiting relatives in Minnesota during the May storm that flooded parts of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Lakota Country Times: FEMA trailers headed to Oglala Sioux Tribe
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Lakota Country Times: FEMA trailers headed to Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 12, 2015)
Residents who lost their homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will see some housing assistance.

Disaster declaration covers Catawba Nation in South Carolina
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Disaster declaration covers Catawba Nation in South Carolina (October 6, 2015)
President Barack Obama issued two declarations for the state, including one that covers the reservation.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe and FEMA cooperate
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe and FEMA cooperate (October 5, 2015)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management agency came together at the Pine Ridge Powwow grounds to celebrate a first of its kind memorandum of agreement.

Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster
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Navajo Nation welcomes Erin Brockovich in aftermath of disaster (September 7, 2015)
The tribe is still putting pressure on the Obama administration to do more to address the toxic waste spill at the Gold King Mine.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves FEMA contract
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves FEMA contract (September 4, 2015)
The agreement will provide direct payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to both individual tribal members and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

President Obama signs disaster declaration for Oglala Sioux Tribe
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President Obama signs disaster declaration for Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 10, 2015)
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota saw snowfall as late as May 20.

Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Ken St. Marks as chair for fourth time
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Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Ken St. Marks as chair for fourth time (July 2, 2015)
Rivals have removed Ken St. Marks from office three times but keeps wining the support of the people.

Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding
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Chippewa Cree Tribe faces additional review of federal funding (June 23, 2015)
At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.

Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country
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Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country (July 29, 2014)
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July (June 30, 2014)
Hearings scheduled on five bills, Cobell land buy-back program, Indian gaming and natural disasters.

Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown
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Santa Clara Pueblo loses out on emergency aid for shutdown (October 10, 2013)
The shutdown of the federal government means no emergency assistance funds for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Homeland Security  Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stepping down (July 15, 2013)
Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced her resignation on Friday.

Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding
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Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding (June 5, 2013)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana issues a disaster declaration after widespread flooding.

MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process
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MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process (April 12, 2013)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on changes in federal law that allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government: Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration...

Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process
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Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process (April 9, 2013)
Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on tribal consultation: When you're tackling a new and challenging topic, starting from a solid foundation is crucial to success....

FEMA to consult tribes about   new   disaster declaration process
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FEMA to consult tribes about new disaster declaration process (March 11, 2013)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is consulting tribes about a disaster declaration process that will recognize their sovereignty. In January, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows...

Obama issues disaster declaration for Navajo Nation in Arizona
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Obama issues disaster declaration for Navajo Nation in Arizona (March 6, 2013)
President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation on Friday, the first of its kind under a new law that recognizes tribes sovereignty. The declaration opens the...

Eastern Cherokees get first disaster declaration under new law
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Eastern Cherokees get first disaster declaration under new law (March 4, 2013)
Eastern Band of Cherokee Emergency Management: Mollie Grant, Manager, and David Wachacha, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. Photo courtesy Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. President Barack Obama issued a disaster...

USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations
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USET: Tribes get a seat at the table with disaster declarations (February 7, 2013)
"Until last month, Tribal Nations under the Stafford Act have been labeled as political subdivisions of the state in which they reside. This changed in January when Congress adopted the...

Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision
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Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision (February 1, 2013)
Tribes across the nation are welcoming a new law that allows them to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government. Under the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations....

Congress passes bill with tribal disaster declaration  section
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Congress passes bill with tribal disaster declaration section (January 29, 2013)
A bill that will allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. Under the Stafford Act, only states...

Navajo Nation vice president   attending White House  meeting
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Navajo Nation vice president attending White House meeting (November 30, 2012)
The Navajo Nation will be represented by Vice President Rex Lee Jim at the White House Tribal Nations Conference next week. Jim will be among hundreds of tribal leaders at...

Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy
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Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy (October 31, 2012)
The Shinnecock Nation in New York needs donations of generators, fuel and food after suffering through Hurricane Sandy. The tribe declared an emergency and evacuated the reservation as the storm...

Tribes making  preparations as  Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast
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Tribes making preparations as Hurricane Sandy hits East Coast (October 29, 2012)
Tribes from Maine to South Carolina are making preparations as Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast. At least six tribes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York are in...

House backs bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes
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House backs bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes (September 20, 2012)
By a voice vote, the House on Wednesday passed the FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2012, which includes a section to allow tribes to request disaster declarations from the federal government....

Santa Clara Pueblo gets $11M in long-awaited emergency funds
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Santa Clara Pueblo gets $11M in long-awaited emergency funds (July 30, 2012)
Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico has received $11 million in long-awaited emergency funds. The Los Conchas Fire burned 16,000 acres of the reservation a year ago. Since then,...

Editorial: Santa Clara Pueblo faces another disaster without aid
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Editorial: Santa Clara Pueblo faces another disaster without aid (July 11, 2012)
Sen. Tom Udall (far right) speaks with Kris Schafer (far left), Army Corps of Engineers, and Santa Clara Gov. Walter Dasheno (middle). Photo Courtesy Santa Clara Pueblo. "Many of...

Delvin Cree: FEMA trailer problems still an issue in Indian Country
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Delvin Cree: FEMA trailer problems still an issue in Indian Country (July 6, 2012)
Over two years ago I addressed some health issues surrounding Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers that my tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was receiving.

FEMA supports bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes
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FEMA supports bill to recognize disaster declarations from tribes (June 15, 2012)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency supports legislation to allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government instead of relying on states.

Crow Tribe still recovering from flooding disaster on reservation
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Crow Tribe still recovering from flooding disaster on reservation (June 4, 2012)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is still recovering from major floods that hit the reservation a year ago. Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate after floods destroyed hundreds of...

DHS Secretary Napolitano supports tribal disaster requests
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DHS Secretary Napolitano supports tribal disaster requests (March 8, 2012)
Tribes should be treated like state governments in requesting disaster declarations, Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Under the Stafford Act, only states can...

FEMA supports bill for tribes to request disaster declarations
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FEMA supports bill for tribes to request disaster declarations (December 7, 2011)
The Obama administration is supporting legislation that allows tribes to request disaster declarations from the federal government. Under the the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations. So the Federal...

Craig Fugate: FEMA recognizes sovereignty of tribal nations
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Craig Fugate: FEMA recognizes sovereignty of tribal nations (December 7, 2011)
"As demonstrated time and time again through many disasters across America, emergency management requires a team effort. Our country's tribal nations and leaders are an essential part of the team....

Members of Crow Tribe eligible for FEMA assistance after flood
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Members of Crow Tribe eligible for FEMA assistance after flood (August 3, 2011)
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are eligible for direct assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More than 200 homes on the reservation were damaged by major flooding...

Tribes in Oklahoma  eagerly accept leftover FEMA mobile homes
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Tribes in Oklahoma eagerly accept leftover FEMA mobile homes (July 6, 2011)
Three tribes in Oklahoma were eager to accept leftover mobile homes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and some will take more if they become available. The Absentee Shawnee Tribe,...

Crow Tribe reports more than 200 homes damaged by floods
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Crow Tribe reports more than 200 homes damaged by floods (June 16, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana says more than 200 homes have been damaged or destroyed in recent flooding. Heavy rainstorms on May 22 led to flooding on the reservation. Many...

Soboba Band signs agreement with FEMA for disaster cost
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Soboba Band signs agreement with FEMA for disaster cost (June 3, 2011)
The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians has reached an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA has agreed to reimburse the tribe for 75 percent of the cost of...

Tribes   requested thousands of leftover FEMA mobile homes
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Tribes requested thousands of leftover FEMA mobile homes (May 3, 2011)
Housing is so scarce in Indian Country that when the Federal Emergency Management Agency made leftover mobile homes available to tribes, the requests far outpaced the supply. FEMA had 1,000...

Reznet: Chippewa Cree Tribe working to  rebuild after major storm
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Reznet: Chippewa Cree Tribe working to rebuild after major storm (January 25, 2011)
"A half-year ago, much of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north central Montana was under water. Still in recovery mode, the Chippewa Cree tribe is facing years of work...

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