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'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)

The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.


Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief
Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief (June 29, 2020)

A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.


Native Sun News Today: Wanblee -- Quarantined without food
Native Sun News Today: Wanblee -- Quarantined without food (June 11, 2020)

With over 40 COVID-19 cases, the Pine Ridge Reservation has one of the highest numbers of infections for reservations in the state of South Dakota.


Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes
Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes (May 26, 2020)

Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much – or too little – COVID-19 relief from the Trump administration.


Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country
Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country (May 8, 2020)

Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.


The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Bristol Bay fishing season
The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Bristol Bay fishing season (April 23, 2020)

The risk of transmission of the coronavirus in the Bristol Bay fishery of Alaska is not just high -- it is certain.


Coronavirus takes higher toll on Native Americans in hard hit region
Coronavirus takes higher toll on Native Americans in hard hit region (April 15, 2020)

The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.


'We were asking for a lot more': Lawmakers fought hard for Indian Country coronavirus relief funds
'We were asking for a lot more': Lawmakers fought hard for Indian Country coronavirus relief funds (March 26, 2020)

A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.


Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)

With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.


Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration
Indian Country awaits latest budget proposal from Trump administration (February 10, 2020)

President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.


Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases
Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases (December 4, 2019)

Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'


Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill
Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill (November 18, 2019)

A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families
Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families (November 12, 2019)

Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs
Trump administration finally lands a leader for Indian housing programs (October 16, 2019)

Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.


Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home
Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home (September 25, 2019)

A Lakota grandmother has been evicted from her house after nearly four years of living there, due to a fire she had no responsibility for.


Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program
Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program (September 6, 2019)

The Trump administration is proposing to impose income limits for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together (August 23, 2019)

I am humbled and grateful for your confidence in me to serve our great Cherokee Nation as your Principal Chief for the next four years.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever (August 13, 2019)

Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.


Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (August 8, 2019)

More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.


Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14
Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14 (August 8, 2019)

Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.


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.


Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations
Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (July 23, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census (July 19, 2019)

Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.


YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population
YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population (July 10, 2019)

New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate (February 6, 2019)

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting (February 4, 2019)

Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing
Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing (December 13, 2018)

Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development
Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development (November 19, 2018)

A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.


Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams (October 31, 2018)

Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation (September 5, 2018)

The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing
Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing (August 16, 2018)

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage
'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage (August 9, 2018)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.


Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation
Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 30, 2018)

Across the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, residents began cleaning up the debris left by two damaging storms over the weekend.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


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.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (June 14, 2018)

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.


Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.


Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.


Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)

As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.


Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)

Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.


White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.