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Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
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 grantsFiled Under: Education | Environment | National
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 CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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 safetyFiled Under: National
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 effortsFiled Under: Education
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 advocatesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
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 DakotaFiled Under: Education | National
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 TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 grantsFiled Under: Health | National
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 powerFiled Under: Environment | National
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 meetingsFiled Under: National
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 programFiled Under: Education
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 TribesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
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 facilityFiled Under: 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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards $947K for economic developmentFiled Under: Business | National
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 workersFiled Under: Environment
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 councilsFiled Under: National
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 healingFiled Under: Health | National
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 caseFiled Under: Law | National
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 grantsFiled Under: Law | National
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 grantsFiled Under: Law | National
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 ReservationFiled Under: Education | Health | National
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 butterflyFiled Under: 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-IndiansFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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 grantFiled Under: 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.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative secures $190K grantFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
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 languagesFiled Under: Education | National
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 caseFiled Under: Education | Law | National
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 membersFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
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 billFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
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 languagesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
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 grantFiled Under: 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 centerFiled Under: 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 VAWAFiled Under: Law | National
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 suicideFiled Under: Health | National
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 programsFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
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 tribesFiled Under: Law | National
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 billsFiled Under: Education | Politics
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 hearingFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
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 grantsFiled Under: 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 billsFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
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 billsFiled Under: 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 measuresFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
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 violenceFiled Under: Health | Law | National
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 ranchingFiled Under: 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 communityFiled Under: Environment | National
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 youthFiled Under: Education | Opinion
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.
Lakota Country Times: Program for Native students closes downFiled Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Program for Native students closes down (October 6, 2015)
One of the largest Native American college prep programs in the country was abruptly shut down late last month in South Dakota.
DOJ audit slams handling of $70M in grants for Navajo Nation jailsFiled Under: Law | National
DOJ audit slams handling of $70M in grants for Navajo Nation jails (October 1, 2015)
The tribe spent $38.6 million on one facility in Tuba City, Arizona, and $31.7 million on another in Kayenta, Arizona.
Barona Band awards $5K grant to elementary school in CaliforniaFiled Under: Education | Technology
Barona Band awards $5K grant to elementary school in California (September 29, 2015)
The money will be used to purchase robotic kits for 5th grade students at a school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, math and environmental learning.
Murder-suicide linked to Indian education grant in South DakotaFiled Under: Education | Law
Murder-suicide linked to Indian education grant in South Dakota (September 24, 2015)
A company that was received $4.3 million for Indian education and other programs is at the center of an investigation into the deaths of six people.
HUD awards $12.4M in grants to address mold in tribal housingFiled Under: 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.
DOJ awards $97M in grants for public safety in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National
DOJ awards $97M in grants for public safety in Indian Country (September 16, 2015)
The money will help tribes boost law enforcement, improve tribal courts, combat violence against women, address substance abuse, assist youth and provide services to victims of crime.
Education Department awards $50.4M in grants to tribal collegesFiled Under: Education
Education Department awards $50.4M in grants to tribal colleges (September 1, 2015)
The grants will help the institutions improve academic quality, management and overall fiscal stability, the Obama administration said.
BIA announces $1.75M in grants for tribal education programsFiled Under: Education | National
BIA announces $1.75M in grants for tribal education programs (August 31, 2015)
Applications for he Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Program and the Tribal Education Department Grant Program are due September 21.
Nike N7 Fund seeks applications to fund Native youth programsFiled Under: Health | National | Sports
Nike N7 Fund seeks applications to fund Native youth programs (August 12, 2015)
Young Native Americans can now apply for funds to support their own health, wellness and sports initiatives.
Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobsFiled Under: National
Tribes awarded grants to assist veterans with housing and jobs (June 24, 2015)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received $200,000 and the Nez Perce Tribe received $154,356.
Native Sun News: Jail with large Indian population secures grantFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Jail with large Indian population secures grant (June 9, 2015)
In Rapid City, the Native American population hovers right around 13 percent, while the population in the Pennington County Jail of local tribal members is at 50 percent year round.
County by Pine Ridge Reservation receives justice service grantFiled Under: Law
County by Pine Ridge Reservation receives justice service grant (May 27, 2015)
The money will support drug courts, behavioral health programs and alternative sentences for juveniles.
California Indian Legal Services announces new VAWA projectFiled Under: Law | National
California Indian Legal Services announces new VAWA project (April 6, 2015)
The project will provide advocacy and legal services to domestic violence survivors in San Diego County.

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