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Monthly Archives:September 2018

Indian Affairs Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New School Buildings

Photo Credit: Blackwater Community School website CONSTRUCTING NEW SCHOOLS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL VALUES WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Ariz., will receive $30.1 million dollars, and the Quileute Tribe will receive $44.1 million dollars Continue Reading

Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter Announces Officers and STEM Talk Program

WINDOW ROCK — The Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter, a newly formed professional chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for the Four Corners region, recently elected officers and announced a professional Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) talk program. Four Corners AISES selected Sam Woods, a consultant, as President, Joni Tallbull, a Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the groundbreaking of the Twin Arrows Travel Center

LEUPP, Ariz. – On Thursday, Navajo Nation Council members attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Twin Arrows Travel Center, which will be constructed northeast of the roundabout at Exit 219 on Interstate 40, located approximately 24-miles east of Flagstaff. In July 2016, the Navajo Nation Council passed legislation to adopt the Síhasin Fund Twin Arrows Continue Reading

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Signs MOU with The Commerce Department and the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association on AIANTA’s 20th Anniversary

AGREEMENT FORMALIZES AIANTA’S ROLE IN HELPING FEDERAL EFFORTS UNDER THE NATIVE ACT TO STRENGTHEN TRIBAL SELF-DETERMINATION THROUGH CULTURAL TOURISM AND RELATED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRIES IN INDIAN COUNTRY WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American Indian Continue Reading

Assistant Secretary Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Announces 2018 NABDI Grants Awarded To 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes Totaling $400,000

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded business development grants totaling $400,000 to 12 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. The awards from IEED’s Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Feasibility Study Program will enable Continue Reading

NTU and CCSD open first early college school academy with Bond Wilson Technical Center

Kirtland, NM – On August 31, 2018, officials from Navajo Technical University and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) were excited to host the grand opening of Bond Wilson Technical Center, the first early college high school academy in the state of New Mexico. High School students from Shiprock, Newcomb, and Kirtland participate in dual-credit courses Continue Reading