Stories tagged: "US Tribes"

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Tribal Leaders Urge Support for Bills to Protect Cultural, Sacred Sites

Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass bills that would protect sacred sites by creating a new tribal designation and require Native input on decisions.

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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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Tribes Are Finally Going to Get the $700 Million They Were Promised

The funds are part of an $8 billion pandemic relief package promised to the Tribes in late March, and were supposed to be distributed by April 26.

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Powwows Move Online to Keep Indigenous Communities Together

Many Indigenous communities are taking dance, art, stories, food, and song online as a way to come together during pandemic.

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Tribes Are Still Waiting For Relief. This Judge Says Trump Administration Is Not ‘Twiddling Thumbs.’

Tribes, set to receive $8 billion in COVID-19 relief funding, had delays in payment by more than a week, and 40% of the money is still being withheld.

Tribes Are Still Getting Shortchanged in COVID-19 Relief

Tribes face barriers that include health, education, jobs, and housing -- all of which are exacerbated with the coronavirus pandemic.”