Stories tagged: "tribal nations"


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Buttigieg: Tribal Lands Investment a Priority of Infrastructure Plan

The plan prioritizes improving water infrastructure, internet, housing, transportation, and roads on tribal lands. The infrastructure needs of tribal lands—for everything from water to housing to broadband—are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week. Buttigieg, in a call with reporters Monday to discuss...

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Advocates, Lawmakers Call Biden’s Pledge to Tribal Sovereignty a ‘Welcome Change’

The memo gives agencies 90 days to come up with a plan to work with tribes, calls on them to designate someone to work with tribal leaders, and requires yearly progress reports. Native American policy experts and Arizona lawmakers welcomed President Joe Biden’s order calling for stronger relations with tribal governments, with one saying it...

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Tribal Leaders Optimistic About Biden; Haaland Nomination a Good Start

Native leaders said they were encouraged by Biden’s past “track record with Indian Country.” The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises with Native Americans, but tribal leaders in Arizona said they think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception. Their hopes were reinforced last week when...

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Navajo National Hospitals at Breaking Point in Worsening COVID-19 Surge

Officials warned the coming surge new COVID-19 in cases would be worse than the first when the tribe recorded some of the highest infection and death rates nationwide.

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No Longer Forgotten: EPA Announces Plans to Clean Abandoned Mines in Arizona

The agency's west coast office will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines, a particular problem in Arizona's history of uranium excavation.

‘Quarantined in Trump’s Pocket’: McSally Criticized for Coronavirus Response Failures

While Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Arizona’s House Members align in message over coronavirus relief for Arizona’s tribal residents, Sen. McSally has opted for a different approach.