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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

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

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