Stories tagged: "tribal nations"


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Biden Awards Millions to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Tribal Communities

Department of Commerce announces $146 million in awards through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, with another $1 billion in funding now available.

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Announces 16 Tribal Water Settlements Will Get $1.7 Billion

"I am grateful that Tribes, some of whom have been waiting for this funding for decades, are finally getting the resources they are owed," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said.

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200 Pascua Yaqui Families Getting New Homes Through Arizona Tax Credits to Tribe

“I think the average wait for families is around seven years,” he said, “so these are families that have been waiting and in desperate need."

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Tribal Officials Outline Infrastructure Gap ‘Big as the Grand Canyon’

“It’s time for America to support the Navajo Nation and all Indigenous communities and invest in utility infrastructure.” Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a House hearing Wednesday on infrastructure needs on tribal land....

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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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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.