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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

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

CIIC Announces Promising Keynotes for 2019 National Conference

TEMPE, Ariz. – Trailblazers in the “Built Environment” will converge for the Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) 2019 National Conference at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino in Maricopa, Arizona on November 6, 7 & 8. This year’s agenda and conference keynotes include respected tribal and national leaders, ranking government officials and industry innovators from throughout Continue Reading

Public hearing set for Dakota Access Pipeline expansion

North Dakota Public Service Commission agrees to hear feedback from tribal leaders in November on new pumping stations and potential doubling of oil flow News Release Lakota People’s Law Project The North Dakota Public Service Commission announced today that it will hold a public hearing around a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Continue Reading