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Broadband Infrastructure Grants Available through USDA Community Connect

April 18, 2018
USDA Rural Development (RD) is accepting grant applications for the Community Connect program that funds broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. Awards range from $100,000 to $3 million. Federally recognized tribes, non-profits, and for-profit corporations are eligible to apply. To view USDA's press release click here. For more information about the Community Connect program, click here. USDA RD will also be hosting... Read More >>

Legislative Alert from NIGA

April 17, 2018
SENATE TO SCHEDULE VOTE ON TRIBAL LABOR SOVEREIGNTY ACT! The Senate has scheduled a cloture vote on S. 140 which includes the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (TLSA) for Monday April 16, 2019. We urge you to contact your Senator to vote on cloture for S. 140. and also to vote to pass the bill.  This is the final hurdle we have to... Read More >>

CALLING ALL TRIBAL LEADERS, HEALTH DIRECTORS, & DENTAL DIRECTORS!

April 9, 2018
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is asking for elected Tribal leaders, Tribal health program directors, and Tribal dental program directors to participate in the 2018 Tribal Oral Health Assessment! Tribes in Alaska, Washington State, and Oregon are using an innovative workforce model of focused providers called dental therapists. Many Tribes across the country have expressed a desire to bring dental... Read More >>

The FY 2018 Omnibus & its Impact on Indian Health

March 26, 2018
Includes Tribal Set Asides for Opioid Funding, $500 million increase for IHS Summary Last night, Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through the rest of FY 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625) contains funding for most of the federal government agencies including Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the... Read More >>

Montana Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee meets March 29 and 30 in Helena

March 21, 2018
The Montana Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee takes on several weighty issues at its March 29-30 meeting in Helena, including substance abuse, missing persons, and improving Indian student achievement and outcomes for tribal members on parole and probation. The meeting kicks off with an overview of substance use in Montana and various state initiatives to combat it. The topic ties into the STRC’s SJ 3... Read More >>

State-Tribal Relations agenda packed with hard-hitting issues in March

March 21, 2018
The State-Tribal Relations Committee takes on several weighty issues at its March 29-30 meeting in Helena, including substance abuse, missing persons, and improving Indian student achievement and outcomes for tribal members on parole and probation. The meeting kicks off with an overview of substance use in Montana and various state initiatives to combat it. The topic ties into the STRC’s SJ 3... Read More >>

Tester Fights for Indian Country, Pushes for Resources to Combat Meth Epidemic

March 15, 2018
Senator Sponsors Legislation to Treat Substance Abuse Among Native Americans  (U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester is fighting Montana’s meth and opioid epidemic head on by pushing to eliminate substance abuse in Indian Country. Tester questioned top administrative officials in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing this week and demanded direct funding to specifically to help combat meth and substance abuse in... Read More >>

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS QUICKLY APPROACHING

March 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative.  This workshop will be held May 8-10, 2018, at the National Advocacy Center... Read More >>

NCAI and NAFOA Partner With Harvard Business School to Provide Fiduciary Investment Training Program to Tribal Leaders and Key Decision Makers

March 9, 2018
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is pleased to partner with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and the Harvard Business School (HBS) to offer a program for leaders, executive officers, senior administrators, and senior financial managers of tribal nations and Native organizations serving the needs of tribal communities and Native people across the United States. To learn more... Read More >>

FCC – Native Nations Communications Task Force – Tribal Nominations

March 7, 2018
This Public Notice announces the renewal of the Task Force and seeks nominations of Tribal government officials or their designated employees to serve on the Task Force.  Our hope is to have Tribal representatives from all across the United States to serve on the Task Force. Nominations are due by March 31, 2018.  The Public Notice explains the nomination process. Download Public... Read More >>