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article Four tribes in Montana awarded $2.9 million in funding (10/21/2019)
(Montana) -- The Department of Justice announced recently that it has awarded more than $273.4 million in grants, including $2.9 million to four tribes in Montana, to...
article St. Regis Mohawks receive $1.3M from DOJ (10/21/2019)
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has received $1.3 million from the federal government to help combat crime and help crime victims. The Department of Justice...
article 6 SD tribes awarded $4.2M in federal funds for public safety programs (10/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Six of the nine Sioux tribes in South Dakota were awarded a total of $4.241 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for...
article Maine tribes receive grants to prevent violence against women, help crime victims (10/20/2019)
(Maine) -- More than $1 million was awarded to two American Indian communities in Maine to combat violence against native women and help victims of crime, the US...
article Arizona Tribes Get $7.6 Million Grant For Law Enforcement, Victim Services (10/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Justice Department has awarded more than $7.6 million for victim services and public safety to several tribes in Arizona. The eight tribes in Arizona...
article Maliseet, Passamaquoddy tribes get over $1 million in federal funds (10/19/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine-based tribes this year are the beneficiaries of more than $1 million in federal Department of Justice funding for public safety, authorities announced...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article State leaders could change course on gambling (10/20/2019)
(Florida) -- After the loss of roughly $350 million a year in payments from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, House and Senate leaders are rethinking the state’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Bristol casino developers donate to campaigns (10/20/2019)
(Virginia) -- Developers of the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino have contributed more than $300,000 to the various campaigns in the upcoming Virginia legislative...
1 Article on this Issue

Health Care

article Some Medicaid costs avoided with Native American population, but that may not be enough to sway stakeholders (10/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- For many health advocates, watching states expand Medicaid while Oklahoma forgoes billions in federal funding to do the same has been frustrating. For...
article DHS estimate of tribal overpayment grows to $29M (9/26/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Human Services says it underestimated the amount of money it overpaid two Native American tribes for substance abuse treatment...
article Overpayments to two tribes exceeded $29 million, new DHS records show (9/24/2019)
(Minnesota) -- New figures released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services on Tuesday, Sept. 24, show the state overpaid the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe receives $1.1M Justice Department grant (10/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe has received more than $1 million to address juvenile justice issues. The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the awarding...
1 Article on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article Graton Rancheria tribe will donate $2.85 million to Sonoma State University nature preserve (10/17/2019)
(California) -- The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria will donate $2.85 million to improve and expand environmental education at Sonoma State University’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Satre was ‘experienced supervision’ needed to save Wynn Resorts (10/13/2019)
(Nevada) -- Phil Satre and his wife, Jennifer, were planning their next visit to a U.S. national park when Elaine Wynn approached the long-time gaming figure more than a...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Discrepancies between cash withdrawal and travel dates questioned at chief’s fraud trial (10/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The bank records belonging to Napoleon Mercredi were a central focus of discussions during day two of the former Fond Du Lac chief’s trial. To...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Niagara Falls proposed budget raises taxes,cuts jobs (10/6/2019)
(New York) -- With a budget deficit of more than four million dollars, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says changes have to be made when it comes to the city’s...
article Buffalo’s budget woes get real (9/30/2019)
(New York) -- A Wall Street bond-rating agency recently delivered bad, if unsurprising, financial news to the City of Buffalo: The agency had downgraded the city’s...
article Comptroller: Niagara Falls has serious financial concerns (9/27/2019)
(New York) -- New York’s fiscal watchdog says the City of Niagara Falls has significant concerns with its finances. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s...
article After a five-year fight, New York and Seneca Nation agree to fix crumbling Thruway stretch (9/27/2019)
(New York) -- A crumbling part of the New York State Thruway in western New York will finally get repaired. After a five-year fight, the state Thruway Authority and the...
article $250 Million Feud Lingers, but Senecas and N.Y. Reach Small Truce (9/25/2019)
(New York) -- For years, motorists flying down Interstate 90 southwest of Buffalo were putting the well-being of their vehicles — not to mention their occupants...
article I-90 finally getting fixed after Thruway Authority, Seneca truce (9/25/2019)
(New York) -- A cracked-up section of upstate highway is finally getting fixed, thanks to an agreement announced Wednesday between the Thruway Authority and Seneca...
article Senecas, NY reach deal to fix stretch of Thruway (9/25/2019)
(New York) -- A nearly 3-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of the New York State Thruway that has crumbled amid conflict between the state and an Indian tribe whose land it...
article I-90 could finally get fixed as feud between Cuomo, Seneca Nation tribe thaws (9/21/2019)
(New York) -- A chewed-up section of upstate highway could soon get a much-needed fix thanks to a thaw in the long-running dispute between the Cuomo administration and a...
article State, Senecas May Be Getting Close On Thruway Repairs (9/21/2019)
(New York) -- New York State and the Seneca Nation appear to be getting closer to a resolution to repair a portion of the Thruway that runs through the reservation. The...
article City of Buffalo financial profile downgraded by Fitch Ratings (9/21/2019)
(New York) -- The City of Buffalo's credit rating was downgraded in three categories by Fitch Ratings, a credit agency, that described the outlook as "stable....
article State sends $2.35M advance to Salamanca amid ongoing casino dispute (9/21/2019)
(New York) -- City officials in Salamanca can rest a little easier now after a check from New York state in the amount of $2,350,000 arrived in the city Friday. State...
article Reed blasts Cuomo over casino revenue sharing funds promised Salamanca (9/5/2019)
(New York) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday laid blame for the death of a Salamanca woman on a lack of fire department personnel brought about by the state’s...
article Rep. Reed Criticizes Governor For Death In Salamanca (9/5/2019)
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed is connecting the recent death in Salamanca to the state’s failure to deliver funding to the city. In a press release, Reed shared the...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Picente proposes $439M county budget (10/4/2019)
(New York) -- A $2 million fund to help with job recruitment and training in the trades, along with aid to cities and towns for housing and Main Street projects are part...
1 Article on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Betting on bitcoin prices may soon be deemed illegal gambling (10/3/2019)
(UK) -- ON SEPTEMBER 24TH the price of a single bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency, fell by $1,000 in 30 minutes. No one knows why, and few people cared. There have...
1 Article on this Issue

Oglala Sioux

article Who is the ‘Ukraine gas exec’ playing golf with the Bidens in Trump’s Nickelback post? (10/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- CNN Iowa campaign embed D.J. Judd may have said it best: "Well, if you had ‘Nickelback invokes trademark infringement to remove a parody...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation announces $16 million investment in native language preservation (9/27/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced on Friday the largest language investment in the tribe’s history. The Durbin Feeling Cherokee Language Preservation Act...
article Cherokee Nation Unveils $16M Plan to Bolster Language Preservation Work (9/27/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is preparing to enact the largest language initiative in the tribe’s history. A $16 million total investment will move all the...
article Council of the Cherokee Nation Approves $1.16B Budget, Employee Pay Increase – Largest in Tribal History (9/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation unanimously approved a $1.16 billion comprehensive tribal budget for fiscal year 2020 Monday night, the largest in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Task force on crimes against indigenous women still waiting on funding (9/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- State officials agree on this much: “Not one red penny” of the $150,000 allocated for a task force on missing and murdered indigenous...
1 Article on this Issue

IHS

article Minnesota agency's estimate of tribal overpayments grows (9/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Human Services says it underestimated the amount of money it overpaid two Native American tribes for substance abuse treatment...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Trump administration goes on the record for Indian Country funding (9/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Does the Trump administration support funding Indian programs ahead of time? In recent months, it's been hard to tell, as key officials from the...
1 Article on this Issue

Saginaw Chippewa

article Mount Pleasant fall funding requests assembled for tribal council (9/21/2019)
(Michigan) -- Mount Pleasant City Commissioners will prioritize the city’s fall 2019 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council 2 percent funding requests at the Sept...
1 Article on this Issue

Shingle Springs

article Parkway project retains tribe funds (9/20/2019)
(California) -- An attempt to partially defund the Diamond Springs Parkway fell short at Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The item would...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Partisan split could snarl strategy to fix opioid crisis (9/19/2019)
(USA) -- Last year, 49 states and thousands of cities, counties and territories joined in massive litigation designed to punish the drug industry for its role in the...
article Sacklers Reject Demand That They Surrender Personal Wealth To Settle Opioid Claims (9/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- The family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin, has rejected a demand that they give up $4.5 billion of their personal wealth to settle opioid claims...
article The Sacklers Reportedly Stalled an Opioid Settlement Because They Don’t Want to Hand Over $4.5 Billion (9/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- The family behind Purdue Pharma reportedly doesn’t want to sacrifice a bigger chunk of their personal wealth to settle the thousands of opioid-related...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article BLM fails to notify state offices of relocation plans, leaving 300 staffers unsure where they'll be sent (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) missed its deadline to tell nearly 300 Washington-based employees where they will be reassigned as the agency...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article $500,000 campaign underway for the Southeast ‘landless’ tribes (9/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- Southeast’s landless tribal communities want to form five new village corporations out of 115,000 acres of Tongass National Forest. The effort has new...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Reclamation awards $3.4 million to 19 tribes for technical assistance in water development (9/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Reclamation is awarding $3.4 million to 19 tribes across the western United States for technical assistance as they develop, manage,...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Current, former Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe treasurers subpoenaed (9/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s chief financial officer and his predecessor have been subpoenaed in recent weeks, according to sources familiar...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Mvskoke Loan Fund hosts Grow OK partnership (9/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The College of the Muscogee Nation hosted the GrowOK one-day workshop for budding entrepreneurs Aug. 8. The GrowOK coursework was designed to assist people...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Council approves budget for fiscal year 2020, anticipates loss of revenue (9/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council approved a comprehensive budget of about $1.25 billion for fiscal year 2020 that reflects an expected loss of revenue in the near...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Aquinnah seeks to raise legal budget (9/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Aquinnah selectmen discussed the need for a special town meeting to raise the 2020 legal budget by $125,000. The need for additional cash in the legal...
article Legal Bills Begin to Strain Aquinnah Town Budget (9/4/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Mounting legal bills have prompted the Aquinnah selectmen to tentatively set a special town meeting and special town election for early October to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article NMU to benefit from reimbursement funding (10/12/2019)
(Michigan) -- Northern Michigan University stands to benefit from the recently signed Michigan budget that reinstates the full reimbursement funding to Native Americans...
article Elizabeth Peratrovich Is First Alaska Native to Grace U.S. Currency (10/7/2019)
(Alaska) -- On Saturday (October 5), it was revealed that Elizabeth Peratrovich (Kaaxgal.aat) (1911-1958) will grace the reverse-side design for the 2020 Native American...
article Study: Those on reservations pay more for mortgages (10/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- American Indians living on reservations who want to buy homes are significantly more likely to have high-priced mortgages, and those mortgage rates...
article Alaska Native leader Elizabeth Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin (10/6/2019)
(Alaska) -- A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska’s territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation’...
article Minnesota DHS: We Underestimated Overpayment To Native American Tribes (9/26/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Human Services says it underestimated the amount of money it overpaid two Native American tribes by four-million dollars.
article Sedona, Arizona, Is At The Crossroads Of Its History And Future (9/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Wordsworth wrote of London, “earth hath not anything to show more fair.” But then, he’d never been to Sedona, Arizona. Arizona has been...
article Best Tribal Destinations Recognized at American Indian Tourism Conference (9/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) honored the best tribal destinations and leaders in the tourism industry at the Enough Good...
article Wisconsin eyes in-state tuition for tribes (9/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A group of lawmakers is introducing a bill that would allow American Indians from anywhere in the United States to pay resident tuition at University of...
article $500K Michigan lottery winners charged in burglary spree (9/5/2019)
(Michigan) -- Apparently a couple from Bay County, Michigan are no longer living in the lap of luxury. The couple hit a state lottery jackpot three years ago, but they...
article Ponca, Winnebago tribes get federal grants for libraries (9/3/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca and Winnebago tribes of Nebraska each have received $10,000 grants to support their libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
article Minnesota DHS bill to Medicaid is $48 million (8/27/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota must pay back an estimated $48 million to the federal government because it improperly dealt out money to certain state chemical dependency...
article $3.9 Million grant will help kids in Blackfeet Tribe’s Head Start programs (8/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe is going to receive $3.9 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured the money...
article Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures (8/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- As communities across Alaska react to deep state budget cuts, some Alaska Natives are saying the state can learn from their cultures how to survive hard...
article School district receives grant to support Native American students (8/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $15,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, based near the Twin Cities. The funds will be...
article Use of debit cards to buy chips coming to Nevada, NJ casinos (8/10/2019)
(Nevada) -- Blackjack and other table game players won’t have to go to the ATM any longer if they need cash to play in Nevada and New Jersey, and it won’t be...
article USDA approves grant of $1.2 million for Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe (8/6/2019)
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency has approved a $1,283,000 grant for the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe. The money will be...
article Rarely seen Thomas Moran, Native American art to be displayed thanks to $890,000 grant to Gilcrease (7/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Two rarely seen collections at Gilcrease Museum may soon yield all their secrets, thanks to a $890,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant,...
article Doctors in Debt: These Physicians Gladly Struck a Deal With California (7/25/2019)
(California) -- Dr. Michael Gabriel Galvez, a pediatric hand surgeon who treats mostly low-income patients at a hospital in California’s Central Valley, jokes with...
article Alaska Tribes and Native Villages get $8M HUD grant for housing (7/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- Fourteen Alaska Tribes and Native Villages were competitively awarded a total of $7,960,594 in Indian Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S....
article Southern Ute council appoints new Growth Fund director (7/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- Shane Seibel started in his new role as executive director of the Southern Ute Growth Fund this week. The Growth Fund operates and manages the Southern Ute...

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