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6/26/14 Secretary Jewell Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Vincent Logan as Special Trustee for American Indians Sally Jewell 6/16/14 On the Heels of Historic Presidential Visit to Indian Country, Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development Sally Jewell 6/13/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Sally Jewell 6/13/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Arne Duncan 6/13/14 Remarks by the President at the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration Pres. Barack Obama 6/09/14 Attorney General Holder Suggests New Proposal to Boost Voting Access for American Indians and Alaska Natives Eric Holder 6/07/14 Grounded in Tradition, Charging Into the Future Arne Duncan 6/05/14 Indian Country Today - On My Upcoming Trip to Indian Country Pres. Barack Obama 6/05/14 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Fourth Annual Tribal Consultation Conference Hosted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota Eric Holder 5/07/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land Approved Sally Jewell 5/01/14 Secretary Jewell Convenes Third Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs Sally Jewell 4/24/14 Secretary Jewell Underscores President's Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit Sally Jewell 4/08/14 Interior Signs Cooperative Agreement with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate as Next Step in Land Buy-Back Program Sally Jewell 4/02/14 Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Sally Jewell 3/24/14 Approximately $58M in Grants Available to Support Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs Thomas Perez 3/21/14 The New Spotlight on America's Opportunity Gaps Arne Duncan 3/18/14 U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $30 Million to Improve Transit Options for American Indians, Alaska Natives on Tribal Lands Anthony Foxx 3/14/14 Secretary Jewell Announces $3.2 Million in Grant Awards For 21 Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Projects Sally Jewell 3/05/14 Historic Agreement Reached on Upper Klamath Basin Water Sally Jewell 3/04/14 President Proposes $11.9 Billion FY2015 Budget for Interior Sally Jewell 2/27/14 Attorney General Holder Meets with Tribal Nations Leadership Council Eric Holder 2/06/14 Justice Department Announces Three Tribes to Implement Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Under VAWA 2013 Eric Holder 12/18/13 Interior Announces First Purchase Offers to Facilitate Cobell Land Consolidation Efforts Sally Jewell 12/10/13 Secretary Jewell Commends Work of Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Sally Jewell 11/25/13 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Agreement with Citizen Potawatomi Nation to Spur Investment, Economic Activity in Indian Country Sally Jewell 11/14/13 Understanding the Impact of Children's Exposure to Violence in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities Eric Holder 11/13/13 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $8.6 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements Anthony Foxx 11/13/13 Secretary Jewell Kicks Off White House Tribal Nations Conference Sally Jewell 11/13/13 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference Eric Holder 11/08/13 Interior Expands Land Buy-Back Process Across Indian Country Sally Jewell 9/25/13 U.S. Department of Education Awards $14 Million in Grants to 31 Native American and Alaska Native Entities Arne Duncan 9/10/13 Secretary Jewell Applauds President Obama's Intent to Nominate Esther Kia'aina to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Sally Jewell 7/30/13 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with White Mountain Apache Tribe and State of Arizona Sally Jewell 7/29/13 White House Council on Native American Affairs Begins Implementing President's National Policy Initiatives Sally Jewell 7/29/13 Blog: Federal Agencies Collaborate to better Assist Tribal Communities Anthony Foxx 7/26/13 Historic Agreement Reached for Navajo Generating Station Sally Jewell 6/27/13 Secretary Jewell Underscores Commitment to Strengthening Partnership with Tribal Nations Sally Jewell 6/01/13 Unlock the Silence--Let Us Speak to the World Arne Duncan 5/16/13 Interior Releases Updated Draft Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing on Public and Indian Lands for Public Comment Sally Jewell 5/15/13 Hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee - To Receive the Views and Priorities of Interior Secretary Jewell with Regard to Matters of Indian Affairs Sally Jewell 5/09/13 Jewell Underscores Commitment to Telling America's Story at White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Sally Jewell 3/05/13 Federal Agencies Announce Action Plan to Guide Protection of Indian Sacred Sites Thomas Vilsack 12/05/12 Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference Arne Duncan 11/26/12 Statement of the President on the Final Approval of the Cobell Settlement Pres. Barack Obama 11/23/12 Blog: Secretary's Column: Recognizing Native American Heritage Month Thomas Vilsack 10/05/12 U.S. Education Department Awards Nearly $2 Million to Tribal Education Agencies to Improve Education for American Indian and Alaska Native Students Arne Duncan 9/25/12 Department Awards 17 Native Hawaiian Education Grants Totaling $11 Million Arne Duncan 9/21/12 President Obama Signs Proclamation Designating Chimney Rock as a National Monument Thomas Vilsack 9/21/12 President Obama Signs Proclamation Designating Chimney Rock as a National Monument Pres. Barack Obama 9/13/12 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6 Million to Improve Indian Education and Professional Development Arne Duncan 7/03/12 National Indian Education Study Reveals Varying Progress Arne Duncan 6/13/12 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces Measures to Improve the Quality of Life and Foster Economic Opportunity for Tribal Communities Thomas Vilsack 5/29/12 Department Launches New $2 Million Pilot Program to Support State-Tribal Education Partnerships Arne Duncan 5/24/12 Secretary Vilsack Names Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Thomas Vilsack 5/18/12 The Huffington Post - Violence Against Women Act: Gwen Moore Speaks Out Joseph Biden 4/27/12 President Obama Announces Jodi Gillette as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs Pres. Barack Obama 4/16/12 Secretaries Salazar and Duncan Seek Tribal Consultations on Proposed Framework to Spur Educational Advancement in Indian Country Arne Duncan 4/11/12 Attorney General Holder and Secretary Salazar Announce $1 Billion Settlement of Tribal Trust Accounting and Management Lawsuits Filed by More Than 40 Tribes Eric Holder 1/31/12 Attorney General Eric Holder's Task Force Examines Children's Exposure to Violence in Rural and Tribal Communities Eric Holder 12/02/11 Remarks by the President at the 2011 Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 10/17/11 Statement by the President on the Passing of Elouise Cobell Pres. Barack Obama 8/05/11 New Approach Launched to Reduce Tribal Alcohol and Substance Abuse Problems Eric Holder 7/29/11 Statement by the President on the First Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act Pres. Barack Obama 7/28/11 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Eric Holder 6/20/11 Statement by the President on the Approval of the Cobell Settlement by U.S. Senior District Judge Thomas F. Hogan Pres. Barack Obama 4/28/11 Statement by the President on Court Approval of Settlement of Native American Farmers Lawsuit Against USDA Pres. Barack Obama 2/28/11 Office of Tribal Relations Seeks Comments from Tribes on Consultation Plan Thomas Vilsack 12/16/10 Remarks by the President at the White House Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 12/15/10 Attorney General Holder Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Tribal Nations Leadership Council Eric Holder 12/10/10 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at National Indian Nations Conference During Week of Justice Department Events with Tribal Country Eric Holder 12/08/10 Statement by the President on H.R. 4783 Pres. Barack Obama 12/08/10 Remarks by the President at Bill Signing For The Claims Resolution Act Pres. Barack Obama 11/30/10 Attorney General Holder, Secretaries Salazar and Vilsack Applaud Final Passage of the Claims Settlement Act Thomas Vilsack 11/30/10 Attorney General Holder, Secretaries Salazar and Vilsack Applaud Final Passage of the Claims Settlement Act Eric Holder 11/30/10 Statement by the President on House Passage of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010 Pres. Barack Obama 11/23/10 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Department of Justice's American Indian Heritage Month Program Eric Holder 11/17/10 Attorney General Holder Announces Establishment of Office of Tribal Justice as Separate Component Within the Department of Justice Eric Holder 11/12/10 USDA Announces Unprecedented Enrollment in Voluntary Effort to Restore the Nation's Wetlands Thomas Vilsack 11/01/10 USDA Marks National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Thomas Vilsack 10/19/10 Statement by the President on Settlement Agreement in the Native American Farmers Lawsuit Against USDA Pres. Barack Obama 7/29/10 Remarks by the President Before Signing the Tribal Law and Order Act Pres. Barack Obama 7/21/10 Statement by the President on the Passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act Pres. Barack Obama 5/04/10 Department of Justice Announces Allocation of 33 New Prosecutors, Launches 3 Community Prosecution Pilot Teams in Indian Country Eric Holder 4/29/10 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve the Quality of Rural Housing Thomas Vilsack 4/06/10 Statement by the President on the Passing of Wilma Mankiller Pres. Barack Obama 4/02/10 Justice Department Launches Comprehensive Web Site for Tribal Communities Eric Holder 3/23/10 Statement by the President on the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Pres. Barack Obama 2/19/10 Attorney General Holder Announces Creation Of Tribal Nations Leadership Council Eric Holder 1/11/10 Attorney General Announces Significant Reforms to Improve Public Safety in Indian Country Eric Holder 12/08/09 Statement by the President on the Settlement of Cobell Class-Action Lawsuit on Indian Trust Management Pres. Barack Obama 12/08/09 Attorney General Holder, Secretary Salazar Announce Settlement Of Cobell Lawsuit On Indian Trust Management Eric Holder 12/08/09 Attorney General Holder At The Announcement Of Cobell V. Salazar Settlement Eric Holder 11/25/09 Statement by the President on Native American Heritage Day Pres. Barack Obama 11/05/09 Remarks by the President During the Opening of the Tribal Nations Conference & Interactive Discussion with Tribal Leaders Pres. Barack Obama 11/05/09 Remarks by the President at the Closing of the Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 10/29/09 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks At The Tribal Nations Listening Session Eric Holder 7/23/08 BIDEN Endorses Bill to Fight Crime, Ensure Justice for Native Americans Joseph Biden 5/20/08 Billings Gazette - Obama Wows 'Em: Illinois Senator Excites Crowd at West, Crow Pres. Barack Obama 3/10/08 Boxer Leads Call to Restore Bush Cuts to Urban Indian Health Programs John Kerry 3/10/08 Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, the Honorable Dianne Feinstein and the Honorable Wayne Allard John Kerry