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7/15/15 Remarks by the President on Launch of ConnectHome Initiative Pres. Barack Obama 7/09/15 Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects Sally Jewell 7/07/15 Blog: State-by-State: Land Acquisition, Construction, and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects That Would be Prevented or Delayed by Congressional Republicans Shaun Donovan 6/29/15 Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Sally Jewell 6/18/15 States Share $138M to Strengthen, Expand Innovative Job Training and Reemployment Strategies for Laid-Off Workers Thomas Perez 6/11/15 Hearing of the House Financial Services Committee - The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro 6/01/15 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Arne Duncan 6/01/15 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Arne Duncan 6/01/15 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Sally Jewell 5/28/15 Osage Nation Becomes 20th Tribe to Partner with Interior to Implement the Land Buy-Back Program Sally Jewell 5/21/15 Department of Justice Proposes Legislation to Improve Access to Voting for American Indians and Alaska Natives Loretta Lynch 4/30/15 Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands Sally Jewell 4/29/15 U.S. Department of Education Announces $3 Million In Grants Available to Help Native Youth Arne Duncan 4/23/15 Hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell 4/22/15 Blog: House Republicans Show Their Hand: Committee Spending Levels Shortchange Key Priorities Shaun Donovan 4/17/15 Interior Department Seeks Public Dialogue on Reform of Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Regulations Sally Jewell 4/16/15 Secretary Jewell Commends Senate's Confirmation of Jonodev Chaudhuri as Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission Sally Jewell 3/20/15 Interior Department Releases Final Rule to Support Safe, Responsible Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Public and Tribal Lands Sally Jewell 3/04/15 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Examining the President's budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy 2/27/15 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada Sally Jewell 2/26/15 Blog: Fulfilling a Promise to Help Tribal Communities Thomas Perez 2/25/15 Hearing of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro 2/18/15 HUD Announces More than $650 Million in Indian Housing Block Grants Julián Castro 2/17/15 Secretary Jewell Stresses Collaboration to help Alaska Natives Meet Challenges of Climate Change Sally Jewell 2/02/15 Budget Press Conference Sylvia Mathews Burwell 2/02/15 HUD Budget Seeks $748 Million to Address Critical Needs in Native American Communities Julián Castro 1/30/15 HUD-VA Program That Serves Homeless Veterans to Expand Into Native American Communities for the First Time Julián Castro 1/30/15 Two Additional Tribal Nations Sign Cooperative Agreements with Interior to Reduce Land Fractionation in Indian Country Sally Jewell 1/16/15 Statement by the Vice President on the Departure of Lynn Rosenthal Joseph Biden 1/08/15 Secretary Jewell Celebrates Agreement with Seminole Tribe of Florida to Help Spur Investment, Commercial Development Sally Jewell 12/12/14 Energy Secretary Moniz Announces Formation of Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group Ernest Moniz 12/09/14 U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million to Improve Transit Options for American Indians, Alaska Natives on Tribal Lands Anthony Foxx 12/03/14 USDA Announces $9.7 Million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture Thomas Vilsack 12/03/14 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Sally Jewell 12/03/14 Secretary Jewell Stresses Self-Governance, Empowerment as Foundation for Successful, Culturally Vibrant Tribal Nations Sally Jewell 12/03/14 Remarks by the President at the Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 12/03/14 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Pres. Barack Obama 12/02/14 Interior Disburses $13.4 Billion in FY14 Energy Revenues to Benefit Federal, State, Local and Tribal Governments Sally Jewell 10/27/14 National Congress of American Indians Robert McDonald 10/22/14 HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Senator Heidi Heitkamp Visit Turtle Mountain, Williston Julián Castro 10/06/14 HUD Awards Nearly $60 Million to Promote Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Native American Communities Julián Castro 9/30/14 Secretary Jewell Convenes Fourth Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs Sally Jewell 9/26/14 Attorney General Holder, Secretary Jewell Announce $554 Million Settlement of Tribal Trust Accounting and Management Lawsuit Filed by Navajo Nation Sally Jewell 9/25/14 Statement by the President and Attorney General Eric Holder Pres. Barack Obama 9/15/14 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $5.7 Million in TIGER Grants for Tribal Communities Anthony Foxx 9/09/14 Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests Sally Jewell 9/08/14 Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Thomas Vilsack 8/20/14 Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities Sally Jewell 8/07/14 USDA Partners with States, Tribes to Improve Public Access on Private Lands Thomas Vilsack 7/23/14 Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools Sally Jewell 7/22/14 Secretary Jewell Commends President's Intent to Nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission Sally Jewell 7/21/14 USDA Awards Grants to Native American Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses and Create Jobs Thomas Vilsack 7/16/14 Obama Administration Dedicates Nearly $10 million to Help Tribes Prepare for Climate Change Sally Jewell 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 Remarks by the President at the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration Pres. Barack Obama 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 6/07/14 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 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 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 11/13/13 Secretary Jewell Kicks Off White House Tribal Nations Conference Sally Jewell 11/13/13 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $8.6 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements Anthony Foxx 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 6/12/13 HUD Announces $563 Million to Support Affordable Housing in Hundreds of Native American and Alaskan Communities Shaun Donovan 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 7/17/12 HUD Announces Nearly $13 Million to Produce Affordable Housing for Low Income Native Hawaiians Shaun Donovan 7/03/12 National Indian Education Study Reveals Varying Progress Arne Duncan