As tribes look to the federal government to uphold its trust and treaty responsibilities during the worst public health crisis in decades, one important agency is receiving failing grades for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the sixth class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life.
Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.
A partnership between Montana State University’s Department of Native American Studies and the Blackfeet Nation received a grant valued at $2 million to support sustainable agriculture for the Piikani people.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.
Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.
The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.
Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.
The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.
The Trump team is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it.
The Department of Justice will be awarding $246 million in public safety grants for Indian Country.
The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.
Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.
Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.
Thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill, tribes are receiving a set-aside of the national Crime Victims Fund for the first time.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.
A $600,000 grant will enable the Tribal Supreme Court Project to advocate for Indian Country at the highest court in the land.
Grants awarded by the Department of the Interior must comply with the 'priorities' of Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.
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 across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.
A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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.
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.
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.
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.
DeLesslin 'Roo' George-Warren is part of the 2017 class of Dreamstarters, an initiative of Running Strong for American Indian Youth.
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country and another to benefit Alaska Native health care.
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced S.772, the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, on March 29.
Awards range from $27,240 for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to $57,505 for the Navajo Nation.
States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Two organizations that work directly in Lakota Country received grants from the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation.
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.
Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
Twenty tribes and one Alaska Native corporation will evaluate and identify economic opportunities in their communities.
The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.
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.
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.
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.
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.