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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.


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.


'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes
'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes (May 18, 2020)

As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.


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.


Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait
Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait (May 7, 2020)

The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.


'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief
'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 6, 2020)

Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country
House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country (June 18, 2019)

Democrats are hoping to avoid another shutdown of the federal government, like the one that crippled tribal and urban Indian communities earlier in the year.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set
Housing Secretary Carson played role in purchasing $31,000 furniture set (March 14, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson played a direct role in the purchase of a $31,561 set of furniture for his office, according to newly released emails.


Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000
Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000 (March 9, 2018)

The Department of the Interior is spending nearly $139,000 on three doors in Washington, D.C.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.


National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.


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.


Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
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
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.


Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
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
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
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
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.


Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)

Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.


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.


Jennifer Falcon: Julian Castro is the right choice for vice president
Jennifer Falcon: Julian Castro is the right choice for vice president (July 6, 2016)

I have seen time and time again Secretary Castro listen to the most marginalized communities in our country and respond with thoughtful action.


Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)

The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.


New leader selected for HUD's Office of Native American Programs
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
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.


Leaders of Louisiana tribes in conflict over $48M relocation grant
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.


Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (April 22, 2016)

A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on tribal budget (March 7, 2016)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.


Tribes awarded $715M in Housing and Urban Development grants
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.


Isle de Jean Charles Band to relocate with help of $48M HUD grant
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 center
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.


Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans
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.


HUD awards $12.4M in grants to address mold in tribal housing
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.


Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative
Tribal comment sought for final round of Promise Zone initiative (August 4, 2015)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture plan to select one more tribal community for the program.


Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (July 28, 2015)

Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.


Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering
Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (July 8, 2015)

First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.


IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country
IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)

A public meeting will be held sometime this summer as part of a new initiative to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.


Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts
Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (June 8, 2015)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.


Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money (June 3, 2015)

Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.


Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds
Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds (May 28, 2015)

An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.


Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone'
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (April 28, 2015)

The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.


Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute
Appeals court rules against Crow Tribe in housing grant dispute (March 26, 2015)

The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.


House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (March 24, 2015)

Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (March 18, 2015)

Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.