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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds (March 31, 2020)

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.


Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

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.


Running Strong for American Indian Youth announces 'Dreamstarters'
Running Strong for American Indian Youth announces 'Dreamstarters' (March 3, 2020)

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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Protecting tribal sovereignty and tribal communities
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Protecting tribal sovereignty and tribal communities (October 31, 2019)

Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.


Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix
Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix (October 30, 2019)

More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.


Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects
Tribes receive $63 million from HUD for housing and community projects (August 7, 2019)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.


MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty
MSU News: Blackfeet Nation shares in grant to promote food sovereignty (July 23, 2019)

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.


'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority
'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority (July 3, 2019)

The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive (June 6, 2019)

No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.


Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay
Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay (October 8, 2018)

Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.


Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country
Small number of school safety grants make it to Indian Country (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.


Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants
Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants (September 27, 2018)

Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.


Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation
Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation (September 24, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.


Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants
Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants (September 20, 2018)

The Trump team is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it.


Department of Justice plans increase in tribal safety funding
Department of Justice plans increase in tribal safety funding (September 19, 2018)

The Department of Justice will be awarding $246 million in public safety grants for Indian Country.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development (September 5, 2018)

The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.


'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages
'We are still here': Advocates seek support for Native languages (August 23, 2018)

Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.


Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund
Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund (August 15, 2018)

The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.


Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country
Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country (August 13, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.


Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds
Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds (July 3, 2018)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.


U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country
U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.


Tribes eligible for victim services funding for the first time
Tribes eligible for victim services funding for the first time (June 26, 2018)

Thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill, tribes are receiving a set-aside of the national Crime Victims Fund for the first time.


Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination (April 9, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

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.


San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project
San Manuel Band awards large grant to Tribal Supreme Court Project (January 24, 2018)

A $600,000 grant will enable the Tribal Supreme Court Project to advocate for Indian Country at the highest court in the land.


Interior Department wants grants to align with Secretary Zinke's 'priorities'
Interior Department wants grants to align with Secretary Zinke's 'priorities' (January 9, 2018)

Grants awarded by the Department of the Interior must comply with the 'priorities' of Secretary Ryan Zinke.


Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)

The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.


Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.