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Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Business | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)
Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
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Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans
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Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans (August 8, 2017)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
National | Politics
Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing (June 12, 2017)
President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.

Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
National | Politics
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)
President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.

President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request
Health | National | Politics
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)
The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.

Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
National | Politics
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.

Little River Band breaks ground on $170M housing development
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Little River Band breaks ground on $170M housing development (March 29, 2017)
The 'Odeno' project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, will include up to 300 homes.

Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 22, 2017)
Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application
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Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)
The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.

Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (March 8, 2017)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.

Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands
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Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)
The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.

Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
Law | National | Trust
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.

Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota
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.

Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community
Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter (January 18, 2017)
The opening of a shelter for people on the Rosebud Reservation came just in time to help locals stay warm and safe during a powerful blizzard.

Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge
Law | National
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)
A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award
National | Technology
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award (December 9, 2016)
The Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi, which serves as the housing authority for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, received a national award for developing electronic maps to improve services for tribal citizens.

Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land
National | Trust
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)
A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
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.

Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations
Law
Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations (October 12, 2016)
The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice are looking into the North Carolina tribe.

Deaths reported after explosion at home on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Deaths reported after explosion at home on Pine Ridge Reservation (October 7, 2016)
Four people, including an elderly man and an elderly woman, are reported to have died in the explosion.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.

Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues
Environment | National
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (September 2, 2016)
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.

Former housing official for Chehalis Tribe sentenced in fraud case
Law
Former housing official for Chehalis Tribe sentenced in fraud case (September 2, 2016)
Hector Canales admitted that he lied about his assets in order to qualify for assistance from the tribe's housing program.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma (August 30, 2016)
When our businesses are doing well, so are our people, our communities and our state.

Bad River Band included in President Obama's disaster declaration
Environment | National
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.

Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes
Environment | National
Bad River Band hit hard by floods that forced families out of homes (August 9, 2016)
Dozens of families are awaiting work on permanent housing after storms battered the reservation in July.

House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe
National | Politics | Trust
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (July 14, 2016)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.

Pokagon Band completes work on more housing units in Michigan
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Pokagon Band completes work on more housing units in Michigan (July 8, 2016)
Families are ready to move into the first eight housing units at Pokégnek Édawat Hartford.

Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal (June 7, 2016)
Were the Journey to be moved to the outskirts of town, to a decentralized site, it would lose its duality of place as a conveniently accessible events center and community and cultural centerpiece.

Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items (June 6, 2016)
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender wants to convert The Journey Museum & Learning Center into a housing and community support services facility.

Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing options
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Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing options (June 2, 2016)
For decades, thousands of Native American families moving back and forth from the reservations have used the Colonial Motel as a temporary housing option.

Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post (May 26, 2016)
A housing development and a walking / biking path are sprouting up at the Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post in New Mexico.

New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs
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New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs (May 25, 2016)
Heidi J. Frechette, who is Menominee, Brothertown and Stockbridge-Munsee, was selected after an eight-month recruitment process.

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Law | National | Politics
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts veterans housing
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts veterans housing (May 10, 2016)
The South Dakota tribe is participating in the new Veterans Affairs Support Housing program.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe assists veterans with housing
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe assists veterans with housing (May 4, 2016)
For many veterans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it is quite difficult finding services designed to help them reintegrate into society.

Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River
Environment | National | Politics
Treaty tribes welcome proposal for new village on Columbia River (April 20, 2016)
An appropriations bill advancing in Congress urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete plans for a new tribal village at The Dalles Dam.

Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes
Environment | National | Politics
Appropriations measure aims to address housing for treaty tribes (April 14, 2016)
Help might finally be on the way for four treaty tribes whose members are forced to endure substandard living conditions along the Columbia River.

Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River
Opinion | Politics
Opinion: Treaty tribes deserve better housing on Columbia River (April 11, 2016)
Another year cannot pass without action to improve living conditions and provide more housing for the people whose culture and heritage are at one with the majestic Columbia River.

Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes
Environment | Law | National
Army Corps fails to complete housing for Northwest treaty tribes (March 15, 2016)
The four Columbia River treaty tribes lost prime fishing sites due to the construction of dams between the 1930s through the 1970s.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing units test positive for meth
Environment | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing units test positive for meth (March 9, 2016)
Statistics issued in January show 19 percent of the housing units under the management of the tribe's housing authority have tested positive for methamphetamine residual.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.

Lakota Country Times: Initiative targets housing at Pine Ridge
Business | National
Lakota Country Times: Initiative targets housing at Pine Ridge (February 22, 2016)
The complexities of building a sustainable and culturally appropriate community from the ground up are enormous.

Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants (February 17, 2016)
Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.

SAFETY Act seeks to improve Indian schools and tribal colleges
Education | National | Politics
SAFETY Act seeks to improve Indian schools and tribal colleges (January 27, 2016)
The bill brings tribes into the school construction process and also addresses tribal colleges and housing for teachers at Indian schools.

Navajo Nation confirms death of 17-year-old citizen to hantavirus
Health
Navajo Nation confirms death of 17-year-old citizen to hantavirus (January 27, 2016)
The girl, who lived on the Arizona portion of the reservation, was an exemplary student with a 4.0 GPA.

John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso: Building a prosperous and thriving Indian Country (January 25, 2016)
Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.

Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans
National
Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans (January 8, 2016)
The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

Native Sun News: Building homes with solar energy at Pine Ridge
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Building homes with solar energy at Pine Ridge (December 8, 2015)
Paul Shields, son Leonard Peltier and father of three girls, has been building a house here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since August, hoping to move from his old FEMA trailer and provide a warm home for his family at the beginning of 2016.

Native Sun News: Lakota elder could lose housing due to rent hike
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Native Sun News: Lakota elder could lose housing due to rent hike (December 3, 2015)
As the light of morning finds its way into Carol Hatten’s cabin room at the Budget Inn located in Rapid City’s corridor of poverty on East Boulevard North, evidence of years of neglect and filth are revealed on the stained carpet.

BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement
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BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement (November 10, 2015)
The agency isn't typically known for its housing initiatives but a key program helps tribal members with critical needs despite inadequate funding.

Lytton Band to collect signatures for petition on city services
Politics | Trust
Lytton Band to collect signatures for petition on city services (October 15, 2015)
The tribe needs approval from voters in Windsor, California, to extend water and sewer services to its 124-acre land-into-trust site.

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