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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response (July 14, 2017)
North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in energy tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds
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Tribes plan renewable energy projects with help of $7.8M in federal funds (June 30, 2017)
Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)
A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs
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Kickapoo Tribe welcomes $1.18M grant for child and family programs (June 8, 2017)
The Kickapoo Tribe is using a $1.18 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support child and family programs in Kansas.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance
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Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)
The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response
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Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (May 19, 2017)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.

Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians
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Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.

Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking
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Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.

Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language
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Young citizen from Catawba Nation wins grant to revitalize language (May 9, 2017)
DeLesslin 'Roo' George-Warren is part of the 2017 class of Dreamstarters, an initiative of Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program
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Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (May 9, 2017)
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills
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Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on two bills (May 8, 2017)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.

Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes
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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (April 28, 2017)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.

Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants
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Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants (April 27, 2017)
Awards range from $27,240 for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to $57,505 for the Navajo Nation.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
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Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (April 18, 2017)
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.

Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety
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Tribes secure over $9M in grants to improve transportation safety (April 10, 2017)
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (April 5, 2017)
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.

Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates
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Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.

Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota
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Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota (January 25, 2017)
Two organizations that work directly in Lakota Country received grants from the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation.

Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump
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Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (January 23, 2017)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.

Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants
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Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants (December 7, 2016)
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.

Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings
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Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings (October 21, 2016)
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.

Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program
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Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program (September 1, 2016)
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.

Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes
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Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (August 30, 2016)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.

Quapaw Tribe hosts groundbreaking for meat processing facility
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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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs awards $947K for economic development
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Bureau of Indian Affairs awards $947K for economic development (August 2, 2016)
Twenty tribes and one Alaska Native corporation will evaluate and identify economic opportunities in their communities.

Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers
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Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers (July 7, 2016)
The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe creates youth councils
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe creates youth councils (June 21, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe hopes that the creation of a youth council in each district will inspire its young leaders to take part in the governmental process.

Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing
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Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing (June 16, 2016)
The new program will foster racial healing through peer-to-peer dialogues among Native youth and will highlight the strengths and resiliency of Native youth.

Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case
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Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case (June 14, 2016)
Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.

Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants
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Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (May 25, 2016)
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.

Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants
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Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants (May 17, 2016)
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.

Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation
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Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation (May 13, 2016)
The Education Department also announced a $107,631 grant to address suicide on the reservation.

Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Environment
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)
The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.

Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians
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Tribes to finally see funding to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians (May 9, 2016)
The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant
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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.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant
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Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grant (April 26, 2016)
The money will be used to study the link between tribal food policy and community health.

Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages
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Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages (April 22, 2016)
Through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Language Acquisition more than $3.2 million has been made available for indigenous language revitalization.

Lakota Country Times: Stacy Phelps appears in court in GEAR UP theft case
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Lakota Country Times: Stacy Phelps appears in court in GEAR UP theft case (March 28, 2016)
Three people appeared in court to face charges for their role in an alleged conspiracy that prosecutors say resulted in the theft of more than $1 million intended to improve access to education for South Dakota's Native students.

Native Sun News: Montana grant program open to tribal members
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Native Sun News: Montana grant program open to tribal members (March 18, 2016)
Under the recently expanded Montana Indian Equity Fund for Small Business, tribal members can apply for grants of up to $14,000 to start or expand a small business, both off and on reservation.

Senate approves comprehensive drug addiction and recovery bill
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Senate approves comprehensive drug addiction and recovery bill (March 11, 2016)
S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, includes tribes in grant programs but Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) said it doesn't go far enough to help Indian Country.

Andre Cramblit: More funds needed to help tribes save languages
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Andre Cramblit: More funds needed to help tribes save languages (March 10, 2016)
As Natives we share the common history of linguistic genocide.

Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant
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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.

Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA
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Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA (January 7, 2016)
The largest tribe in the United States is close to meeting the requirements of the landmark 2013 law, a senior official said.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide (January 6, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is preparing to fight the battle against suicide well into the future, according to the executive director Tiger Brown Bull.

Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs
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Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs (November 24, 2015)
A few simple changes in federal law will go a long way toward preserving Native languages, tribal leaders and educators said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Department of Justice accepting grant applications from tribes
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Department of Justice accepting grant applications from tribes (November 19, 2015)
The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation allows tribes and tribal groups to consolidate their funding needs rather than submit individual requests to various agencies.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three education bills (November 17, 2015)
The bills address a wide range of issues affecting public schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, tribal colleges, Native language grants and teacher recruitment.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (November 16, 2015)
Two land-into-trust bills for tribes in Oregon and three Indian education bills are on the agenda.

Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants
Education | Environment
Six tribal colleges receive $160K in ecoAmbassador grants (November 13, 2015)
The program helps tribal colleges and university students address the unique ecological needs in their communities.

House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills
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House subcommittee takes testimony on three tribal bills (November 5, 2015)
None of the measures drew any controversy or opposition at the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing, which lasted less than 40 minutes.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills
Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (November 4, 2015)
Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures
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House subcommittee to hold hearing on three tribal measures (November 2, 2015)
Lawmakers will take testimony on bills to place land in trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and on another to help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

Tribes and urban Indians receive $21M for domestic violence
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Tribes and urban Indians receive $21M for domestic violence (October 13, 2015)
The Administration for Children and Families and the Indian Health Service awarded the funds to tribes and urban Indian organizations in more than two dozen states.

First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching
Environment | Health
First Nations Development Institute awards $250K for ranching (October 8, 2015)
Cattle ranchers in Indian Country are receiving help with their management, development and retail capabilities.

Lakota Country Times: Wind power comes to Rosebud community
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Lakota Country Times: Wind power comes to Rosebud community (October 8, 2015)
Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded nine grants to help reduce energy costs for residents in remote rural areas where the cost of producing electricity is extremely high.

Delphine Red Shirt: Scandal shuts down program for Indian youth
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Delphine Red Shirt: Scandal shuts down program for Indian youth (October 8, 2015)
I lay awake at night thinking about the corruption and greed around the GEAR UP shut down and scandal.

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