Public Hearings Push Veterans Concerns & Approval of Navajo Veterans Act

Published January 9, 2016 NAVAJO NATION—Since November 2015, the Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) has initiated a rigorous schedule in presenting the Veterans Act throughout communities across the Navajo Nation.   Navajo veterans had voiced the passing of this act as their top issue when the administration was elected into office. On […]

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HUD & VA Award Close to $6 Million to Provide Permanent Home for American Indian Homeless Veterans

Published January 9, 2016 TULSA – For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded $5.9 million in grants to 26 Tribes to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of […]

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Gun Lake Casino Announces Expansion of Gaming, Entertainment and Dining Options, Slated to Open Summer 2017

Published January 8, 2016 WAYLAND, MICHIGAN – Gun Lake Casino.  Today, the Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority Board announced that an expansion of the Gun Lake Casino has begun that will add more gaming, entertainment, and dining options.  Clark Construction has started site-work, which includes excavation and site preparation in advance of spring construction of […]

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Navajo President and Vice President Meet with Boys and Girls Club of America to Discuss Program on Navajo Nation

  Published January 8, 2016 ATLANTA—Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez met with representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 4, to discuss the possibility of restarting a BGCA facility on the Navajo Nation. Barry Griswell from the BGCA […]

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The Ducheneaux Trust, A Charity Dedicated to Native American Justice, Announces Founder Dies at Age 70

Published January 7, 2016 EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA—The Lorna Rochelle Ducheneaux Trust and Ms. Ducheneux’s family is sad to announce the passing of the Trust’s Founder Judge Lorna Rochelle Ducheneaux. Judge Ducheneaux passed surrounded by her family on November 8, 2015 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born the ninth of eleven children in Old Agency, […]

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Interior Department Transfers Additional $4 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

Contributions from Land Buy-Back Program help fund opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students Published January 7, 2016 – With its newest contribution, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it has transferred $4 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund), bringing the total transferred funds to nearly $35 million. […]

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