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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

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

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

Cherokee Nation celebrates grand opening of largest tribal outpatient health center in country

Historic joint venture with Indian Health Service ushers in new era of health care Leaders from the Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Service joined hundreds of guests to celebrate the grand opening of the tribe’s new 469,000-square-foot outpatient health center on Thursday. The four-story facility on the campus of W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah is Continue Reading

National Conference advances Native American construction education

MARICOPA, Ariz. – Architects, Engineers, Planners, Lawyers, Contractors, and Tribal Government Officials delivered the latest in industry trends, policies and best practices in their respective and specialized field of knowledge, last week at the Construction in Indian Country 2019 National Conference. Positioned to assist industry practitioners, tribal government agencies/divisions, and tribal enterprises for building in Continue Reading