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Date Title Officials Location
April 6, 2016 Two New Klamath Basin Agreements Carve out Path for Dam Removal and Provide Key Benefits to Irrigators Sally Jewell Klamath, CA
March 25, 2016 $3.2 Million Grant Competition to Support Teaching, Studying of Native American Languages Funds to Aid Preservation, Revitalization of Native Languages John King Unknown
March 22, 2016 Energy Department Announces Over $9 Million in Funding for 16 Indian and Alaska Native Community Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Ernest Moniz Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Historic Investment: $17.4 Million in Grants Available to Help Native Youth John King Unknown
Feb. 24, 2016 Remarks by Secretary Robert A. McDonald Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Hud Allocates More Than $660 Million to Native American Communities to Support Affordable Housing Julián Castro Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Energy Department Makes up to $7 Million Available for Assistance to Indian Tribes; Releases Alaska Solar Prospecting Report Ernest Moniz Bethel, AK
Feb. 12, 2016 HUD Awards More than $55 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development In Native American Communities Julián Castro Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2016 Secretary Jewell Announces Proposal to Reduce Methane Emissions, Wasted Gas on Public, Tribal Lands Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Secretary Jewell Announces Obama Administration's Largest Land into Trust Acquisition for Tribal Nations Sally Jewell Isleta Pueblo, NM
Jan. 14, 2016 Secretary Jewell Highlights Budget Gains to Finish Previously Identified BIE School Construction Projects Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn to Conclude Successful Tenure at Interior, Return to Teaching Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Secretary Jewell Celebrates Every Kid in a Park with Native Students Sally Jewell Tucsson, AZ
Nov. 17, 2015 Secretary Jewell Announces Partnership With Verizon and Microsoft to Provide Wireless Broadband and Tablets to Native American Students Sally Jewell Winslow, AZ
Nov. 6, 2015 Blog: Providing Digital Pathways for Native Youth Success Sally Jewell Unknown
Nov. 5, 2015 Interior Department Announces New Initiative to Spur Economic Development and Expansion in Indian Country Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Remarks by the President at Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Blog: Investing in Opportunity in Indian Country Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 29, 2015 Blog: Tribal Nations Leadership Council Meeting Loretta Lynch Unknown
Oct. 21, 2015 Hud And Va Launch New Demonstration to Provide Permanent Homes For Native American Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Julián Castro Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Justice Department Event in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Loretta Lynch Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Secretary Jewell Announces Historic $186 Million Settlement of Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations' Tribal Trust Lawsuit Sally Jewell Durant, OK
Oct. 6, 2015 Blog: Expanding Opportunity for Young Native Americans Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Interior Transfers an Additional $10 Million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, Brings Total to Nearly $30 Million Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Secretary Jewell to Kick off Tribal Solarthon with Shinnecock Nation in New York Sally Jewell Shinnecock Nation, NY
Sept. 29, 2015 USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities Thomas Vilsack Pine Ridge, SD
Sept. 29, 2015 USDA Announces $2.6 Million in Grants for Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Thomas Vilsack Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD
Sept. 29, 2015 Interior Proposes Path for Re-Establishing Government-to-Government Relationship with Native Hawaiian Community Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2015 Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces New Tribal Energy Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Native American Communities Ernest Moniz Unknown
Sept. 22, 2015 National Indian Health Board 2015 Annual Consumer Conference Sylvia Mathews Burwell Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2015 HUD Awards $12.4 Million to 18 Tribes Nationwide to Address Mold in Native American and Alaska Native Communities Julián Castro Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Interior, Justice Departments Announce $940 Million Landmark Settlement with Nationwide Class of Tribes and Tribal Entities Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs - Testimony of Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agecncy, Hearing on EPA's Gold King Mine Disaster You Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2015 Remarks by the President at Local Stop Pres. Barack Obama Dillingham, AK
Aug. 31, 2015 Remarks by the President After Roundtable with Alaska Native Leaders Pres. Barack Obama Anchorage, AK
Aug. 18, 2015 HHS Announces New Funding to Preserve Native Languages and Strengthen Early Childhood Development and Tribal Courts Sylvia Mathews Burwell Unknown
Aug. 1, 2015 Secretary Jewell Lauds Isleta Pueblo's Landmark Transition to Full Operation and Management of Tribal Elementary School Sally Jewell Isleta Pueblo, NM
July 15, 2015 Remarks by the President on Launch of ConnectHome Initiative Pres. Barack Obama Durant, OK
July 9, 2015 Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Blog: State-by-State: Land Acquisition, Construction, and Repair and Rehabilitation Projects That Would be Prevented or Delayed by Congressional Republicans Shaun Donovan Unknown
June 29, 2015 Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Sally Jewell Washington, DC
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
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 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 HUD Budget Seeks $748 Million to Address Critical Needs in Native American Communities Julián Castro Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Budget Press Conference Sylvia Mathews Burwell 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 USDA Announces $9.7 Million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture Thomas Vilsack 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 Secretary Jewell Stresses Self-Governance, Empowerment as Foundation for Successful, Culturally Vibrant Tribal Nations Sally Jewell Washington, DC
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 Remarks by the President at the Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 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 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 Sally Jewell 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 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
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