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Indian Affairs taking into trust tribal lands under new guidance

The Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney issued two separate decisions taking lands into trust for the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria and the Catawba Indian Nation. These historic decisions, and the records supporting Continue Reading

All Pueblo Council of Governors response to Bureau of Land Management’s preferred plan for Greater Chaco

On Friday, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional Office released a joint draft resource management plan amendment (RMPA) that will shape oil and gas development decisions Continue Reading

Industry experts in tribal economic development, financial management launch new firm

Native American economic development, fiscal management and government policy experts launch a new company, McCabe Consulting LLC. Sean McCabe (Navajo), Juan Massey and their team of experienced Native professionals are supplying the planning and implementation strategies necessary to spur tribal Continue Reading

Navajo Nation enters into MOU with Neighboring County to assess new railroad system feasibility

Railroad system would promote and strengthen community and economic development projects in Four Corners region Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer and San Juan County Commission Chairman Jack Fortner signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a ceremony Continue Reading

HUD ANNOUNCES $655 MILLION IN INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to nearly 600 Native American Tribes in 38 States. The funding is distributed to eligible Tribes and their Continue Reading

President Nez urges Los Angeles City Council to support renewable energy partnerships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, as they requested the Los Angeles City Council to adopt a motion to support a feasibility study for a partnership Continue Reading

Samish Indian Nation receives $760,000 federal grant to improve roads and transportation safety

Funding will build new roundabout on State Route 20 and Campbell Lake Road near Samish Nation The Samish Indian Nation was awarded $760,000 in federal funding last week through the United States Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Safety Fund. Samish is Continue Reading

New Desert Diamond Casino West Valley Opens

State of the Art Facility Offers Slots, Poker, Blackjack and Bingo plus Five Dining Venues GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) opens its new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley to the public at 8:00 p.m. today. A Continue Reading

President Proposes $1.9 Billion FY 2021 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

BUDGET PRIORITIES INCLUDE OPERATION LADY JUSTICE TO ADDRESS THE MISSING AND MURDERED CRISIS, INVESTING IN TRIBAL ENERGY PRODUCTION AND BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT, FULL FUNDING FOR CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS AND A NEW ACCOUNT FOR PAYMENTS FOR TRIBAL LEASES WASHINGTON – President Trump Continue Reading

Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes

On February 6, the House of Representatives, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee heard reports and testimony pertaining to the assessment of the transportation needs of tribes, federal land management agencies, and U.S. territories. Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) urged the Transportation and Continue Reading

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