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Indian Affairs Announces $74.2 Million in Funding for Design-Build Contracts for Two New School Buildings

Photo Credit: Blackwater Community School website CONSTRUCTING NEW SCHOOLS WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL VALUES WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced the Blackwater Community School, located within the Gila River Indian Community in Coolidge, Continue Reading

Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter Announces Officers and STEM Talk Program

WINDOW ROCK — The Four Corners AISES Professional Chapter, a newly formed professional chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) for the Four Corners region, recently elected officers and announced a professional Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the groundbreaking of the Twin Arrows Travel Center

LEUPP, Ariz. – On Thursday, Navajo Nation Council members attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Twin Arrows Travel Center, which will be constructed northeast of the roundabout at Exit 219 on Interstate 40, located approximately 24-miles east of Flagstaff. In Continue Reading

Assistant Secretary Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Announces 2018 NABDI Grants Awarded To 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes Totaling $400,000

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) has awarded business development grants totaling $400,000 to 12 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Continue Reading

NTU and CCSD open first early college school academy with Bond Wilson Technical Center

Kirtland, NM – On August 31, 2018, officials from Navajo Technical University and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) were excited to host the grand opening of Bond Wilson Technical Center, the first early college high school academy in the state Continue Reading

NTEC Opens Application Period for $200,000 Community Benefit Fund

FARMINGTON, N.M. –Navajo Transitional Energy Company opened the application period for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) on Monday, August 27, 2018. The fund is designed to help community projects. “We are proud to open the application period for our Community Continue Reading

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska announces Carter Lake gaming facility projected to open late October

(Carter Lake, Iowa) – The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska today announced the name of the gaming facility being built on their sovereign land in Carter Lake, Iowa. Prairie Flower Casino is projected to open in late October 2018, and represents Continue Reading

Navajo Nation celebrates the expansion of its largest solar energy project

KAYENTA, Ariz. – On Thursday, Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Kin Dah Lichíí, Steamboat) spoke on behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council at the groundbreaking celebration for the Kayenta Solar Facility II, located approximately five-miles north Continue Reading

Navajo Families receive new housing to replace homes lost in Asaayi Lake Fire

NASCHITTI, N.M.– On Tuesday, Council Delegate Steven Begay (Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Naschitti, Tohatchi, Bahastl’a’a’) had the honor of presenting the key to a new home to 84-year-old Emma Roanhorse, a lifelong resident of the Naschitti community who lost her Continue Reading

Cultural survey by tribes for Enbridge pipeline could be largest effort of its kind

By MIKE HUGHLETT , STAR TRIBUNE July 28, 2018 - 9:57 PM Enbridge’s hotly contested new oil pipeline is slated to cross land claimed by indigenous people for thousands of years. But not before Indian tribes have completed an archaeological Continue Reading

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