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YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population
YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population (July 10, 2019)

New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances more legislation in troubled climate (February 6, 2019)

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules second business meeting (February 4, 2019)

Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing
Lorraine Davis: Our people need culturally responsive services and housing (December 13, 2018)

Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development
Siletz Tribe set to break ground on historic urban housing development (November 19, 2018)

A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.


Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
Bill John Baker: Housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams (October 31, 2018)

Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.


Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump
Congress sends bill with pro-tribal provisions to President Trump (October 15, 2018)

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.


Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court opens new term with major Indian law cases on docket (October 1, 2018)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy
Supreme Court takes up Indian law petitions amid major controversy (September 24, 2018)

With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians prevails in homelands litigation (September 5, 2018)

The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing
Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing (August 16, 2018)

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage
'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage (August 9, 2018)

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.


Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation
Summer storms bring extensive damage to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 30, 2018)

Across the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, residents began cleaning up the debris left by two damaging storms over the weekend.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit
Housing Secretary Ben Carson heads to New Mexico for tribal visit (July 27, 2018)

Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.


Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds
Pokagon Band celebrates influx of $2.3 million in federal housing funds (July 3, 2018)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill (June 14, 2018)

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.


Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture
Kayla DeVault: Indigenous scholars are revitalizing traditional architecture (May 29, 2018)

Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal homelands legislation (April 25, 2018)

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.


Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.


Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.


Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol
Indian lawmaker welcomes tribal delegation to Nebraska Capitol (March 13, 2018)

A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.


Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation
Winnebago Tribe sees boost in home ownership as more return to reservation (February 22, 2018)

Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)

As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.


Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)

Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.


White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)

Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.


Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)

Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.


Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)

Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.


Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.


Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans
Morongo Band enters into agreement to help tribal veterans secure home loans (August 8, 2017)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing
Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing (June 12, 2017)

President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.


Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy
Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.


Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump
Senate bill reauthorizes tribal housing programs questioned by President Trump (May 31, 2017)

President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.


President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request
President Trump confirms Indian Country's fears with budget request (May 23, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.


Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)

The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.


Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding
Trump injects 'race' into debate with questions about Indian funding (May 8, 2017)

President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.


Little River Band breaks ground on $170M housing development
Little River Band breaks ground on $170M housing development (March 29, 2017)

The 'Odeno' project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, will include up to 300 homes.


Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 22, 2017)

Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application
Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)

The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.


Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (March 8, 2017)

Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.


Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reclaim ancestral lands (March 1, 2017)

The 200-acre site was deeded to the California tribe on the condition that it be used for housing.


Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)

The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.


Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota
Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota (January 25, 2017)

Two organizations that work directly in Lakota Country received grants from the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation.


Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)

It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter (January 18, 2017)

The opening of a shelter for people on the Rosebud Reservation came just in time to help locals stay warm and safe during a powerful blizzard.


Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge
Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)

A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award (December 9, 2016)

The Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi, which serves as the housing authority for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, received a national award for developing electronic maps to improve services for tribal citizens.


Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (November 30, 2016)

A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe brings in solar power (October 31, 2016)

Rosebud tribal citizens can pay up to one-third their annual income on utilities.


Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations
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Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations (October 12, 2016)

The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice are looking into the North Carolina tribe.