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Monthly Archives:February 2020

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 tribally designated housing entities to carry out a range of affordable housing activities in 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 between the Navajo Nation and the city to pursue renewable energy projects on the Navajo 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 one of six Washington tribes awarded funds to address transportation safety issues in and around 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 private ribbon cutting ceremony for tribal members and dignitaries is being held this morning. The 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 Infrastructure Committee to prioritize tribal communities Davids highlighted the infrastructure needs of Indian Country during Continue Reading