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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

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 today proposed a $1.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget for Indian Affairs, which includes 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

Navajo Nation pressures U.S. EPA to prioritize Navajo contractors in uranium mine clean-up efforts

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer strongly urged federal Environmental Protection Agency officials to prioritize Navajo contractors and businesses in the ongoing uranium mine clean-up efforts during a consultation session last week in Window Rock, Ariz., where federal officials presented a draft of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s 10-year plan to Continue Reading

Ribbon cutting to celebrate first tribal preference affordable housing development in Portland

Portland’s Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Native American Rehabilitation Association, and Community Development Partners (CDP) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the Nesika Illahee affordable housing development. A tour of Continue Reading

New Home for the Pokagon Tribal Police Headquarters Tribal Court and Peacemaking Center

The Pokagon Bandof Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce the completion of its new 23,000 square foot Justice Center located in Dowagiac, Michigan. The new Justice Center is home to the new Pokagon Tribal Police Headquarters, Pokagon Tribal Court and a Peacemaking Center. Construction started in September 2018 and took approximately 15 months to complete. Continue Reading

Legislation introduced to reauthorize critical tribal housing assistance programs

From the Office of U.S. Representative Debra Haaland (D-NM-01) U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) through 2024. The Continue Reading

Cherokee Nation to release findings of economic impact study

TULSA — Cherokee Nation will share the findings of the tribe’s most recent economic impact study during a forum luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. A team of Oklahoma City-based economists at the Economic Impact Group conducted the study. Dr. Russell Evans, Continue Reading