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June 18, 2015 States Share $138M to Strengthen, Expand Innovative Job Training and Reemployment Strategies for Laid-Off Workers Thomas Perez Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Hearing of the House Financial Services Committee - The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Arne Duncan Washington, DC
June 1, 2015 Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Arne Duncan Washington, DC
May 28, 2015 Osage Nation Becomes 20th Tribe to Partner with Interior to Implement the Land Buy-Back Program Sally Jewell Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Department of Justice Proposes Legislation to Improve Access to Voting for American Indians and Alaska Natives Loretta Lynch Unknown
April 30, 2015 Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands Sally Jewell Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 U.S. Department of Education Announces $3 Million In Grants Available to Help Native Youth Arne Duncan Unknown
April 23, 2015 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 Washington, DC
April 22, 2015 Blog: House Republicans Show Their Hand: Committee Spending Levels Shortchange Key Priorities Shaun Donovan Unknown
April 17, 2015 Interior Department Seeks Public Dialogue on Reform of Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Regulations Sally Jewell Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Secretary Jewell Commends Senate's Confirmation of Jonodev Chaudhuri as Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission Sally Jewell Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Interior Department Releases Final Rule to Support Safe, Responsible Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Public and Tribal Lands Sally Jewell Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Examining the President's budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Blog: Fulfilling a Promise to Help Tribal Communities Thomas Perez Unknown
Feb. 25, 2015 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 Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 HUD Announces More than $650 Million in Indian Housing Block Grants Julián Castro Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2015 Secretary Jewell Stresses Collaboration to help Alaska Natives Meet Challenges of Climate Change Sally Jewell Kotzebue, AK
Feb. 2, 2015 Budget Press Conference Sylvia Mathews Burwell Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 HUD Budget Seeks $748 Million to Address Critical Needs in Native American Communities Julián Castro Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2015 Two Additional Tribal Nations Sign Cooperative Agreements with Interior to Reduce Land Fractionation in Indian Country Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2015 HUD-VA Program That Serves Homeless Veterans to Expand Into Native American Communities for the First Time Julián Castro Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2015 Statement by the Vice President on the Departure of Lynn Rosenthal Joseph Biden Unknown
Jan. 8, 2015 Secretary Jewell Celebrates Agreement with Seminole Tribe of Florida to Help Spur Investment, Commercial Development Sally Jewell Hollywood, FL
Dec. 12, 2014 Energy Secretary Moniz Announces Formation of Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group Ernest Moniz Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million to Improve Transit Options for American Indians, Alaska Natives on Tribal Lands Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2014 Remarks by the President at the Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2014 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Sally Jewell Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 USDA Announces $9.7 Million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2014 Secretary Jewell Stresses Self-Governance, Empowerment as Foundation for Successful, Culturally Vibrant Tribal Nations Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Interior Disburses $13.4 Billion in FY14 Energy Revenues to Benefit Federal, State, Local and Tribal Governments Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2014 National Congress of American Indians Robert McDonald Atlanta, GA
Oct. 22, 2014 HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Senator Heidi Heitkamp Visit Turtle Mountain, Williston Julián Castro Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2014 HUD Awards Nearly $60 Million to Promote Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Native American Communities Julián Castro Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Secretary Jewell Convenes Fourth Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2014 Attorney General Holder, Secretary Jewell Announce $554 Million Settlement of Tribal Trust Accounting and Management Lawsuit Filed by Navajo Nation Sally Jewell Unknown
Sept. 25, 2014 Statement by the President and Attorney General Eric Holder Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2014 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $5.7 Million in TIGER Grants for Tribal Communities Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2014 Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 20, 2014 Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities Sally Jewell Pablo, MT
Aug. 7, 2014 USDA Partners with States, Tribes to Improve Public Access on Private Lands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Secretary Jewell Commends President's Intent to Nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Native American Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses and Create Jobs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Obama Administration Dedicates Nearly $10 million to Help Tribes Prepare for Climate Change Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Secretary Jewell Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Vincent Logan as Special Trustee for American Indians Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 On the Heels of Historic Presidential Visit to Indian Country, Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 13, 2014 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 13, 2014 Remarks by the President at the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
June 13, 2014 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Arne Duncan Washington, DC
June 7, 2014 Grounded in Tradition, Charging Into the Future Arne Duncan Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Indian Country Today - On My Upcoming Trip to Indian Country Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 7, 2014 Secretary Jewell Announces Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land Approved Sally Jewell Phoenix, AZ
May 1, 2014 Secretary Jewell Convenes Third Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs Sally Jewell Washington, DC
April 24, 2014 Secretary Jewell Underscores President's Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit Sally Jewell Kitsap Peninsula, WA
April 8, 2014 Interior Signs Cooperative Agreement with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate as Next Step in Land Buy-Back Program Sally Jewell Washington, DC
April 2, 2014 Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Sally Jewell Washington, DC
March 24, 2014 Approximately $58M in Grants Available to Support Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs Thomas Perez Washington, DC
March 21, 2014 The New Spotlight on America's Opportunity Gaps Arne Duncan Washington, DC
March 18, 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $30 Million to Improve Transit Options for American Indians, Alaska Natives on Tribal Lands Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
March 14, 2014 Secretary Jewell Announces $3.2 Million in Grant Awards For 21 Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Projects Sally Jewell Washington, DC
March 5, 2014 Historic Agreement Reached on Upper Klamath Basin Water Sally Jewell Unknown
March 4, 2014 President Proposes $11.9 Billion FY2015 Budget for Interior Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2013 Interior Announces First Purchase Offers to Facilitate Cobell Land Consolidation Efforts Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2013 Secretary Jewell Commends Work of Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2013 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Agreement with Citizen Potawatomi Nation to Spur Investment, Economic Activity in Indian Country Sally Jewell Shawnee, Okahoma
Nov. 13, 2013 Secretary Jewell Kicks Off White House Tribal Nations Conference Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $8.6 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Interior Expands Land Buy-Back Process Across Indian Country Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2013 U.S. Department of Education Awards $14 Million in Grants to 31 Native American and Alaska Native Entities Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 10, 2013 Secretary Jewell Applauds President Obama's Intent to Nominate Esther Kia'aina to Serve as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with White Mountain Apache Tribe and State of Arizona Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 29, 2013 White House Council on Native American Affairs Begins Implementing President's National Policy Initiatives Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 29, 2013 Blog: Federal Agencies Collaborate to better Assist Tribal Communities Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Historic Agreement Reached for Navajo Generating Station Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 Secretary Jewell Underscores Commitment to Strengthening Partnership with Tribal Nations Sally Jewell Reno, NV
June 12, 2013 HUD Announces $563 Million to Support Affordable Housing in Hundreds of Native American and Alaskan Communities Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
June 1, 2013 Unlock the Silence--Let Us Speak to the World Arne Duncan Keshena, WI
May 16, 2013 Interior Releases Updated Draft Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing on Public and Indian Lands for Public Comment Sally Jewell Washington, DC
May 15, 2013 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 Washington, DC
May 9, 2013 Jewell Underscores Commitment to Telling America's Story at White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Sally Jewell Washington, DC
March 5, 2013 Federal Agencies Announce Action Plan to Guide Protection of Indian Sacred Sites Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2012 Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 26, 2012 Statement of the President on the Final Approval of the Cobell Settlement Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Recognizing Native American Heritage Month Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 5, 2012 U.S. Education Department Awards Nearly $2 Million to Tribal Education Agencies to Improve Education for American Indian and Alaska Native Students Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 25, 2012 Department Awards 17 Native Hawaiian Education Grants Totaling $11 Million Arne Duncan Unknown
Sept. 21, 2012 President Obama Signs Proclamation Designating Chimney Rock as a National Monument Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2012 President Obama Signs Proclamation Designating Chimney Rock as a National Monument Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2012 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6 Million to Improve Indian Education and Professional Development Arne Duncan Unknown
July 17, 2012 HUD Announces Nearly $13 Million to Produce Affordable Housing for Low Income Native Hawaiians Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
July 3, 2012 National Indian Education Study Reveals Varying Progress Arne Duncan Unknown
June 13, 2012 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces Measures to Improve the Quality of Life and Foster Economic Opportunity for Tribal Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 29, 2012 Department Launches New $2 Million Pilot Program to Support State-Tribal Education Partnerships Arne Duncan Unknown
May 24, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Names Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 18, 2012 The Huffington Post - Violence Against Women Act: Gwen Moore Speaks Out Joseph Biden Unknown
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