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A photo of the Haskell Indian Nations University sign on campus.
Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Indian Education and the Native American Agriculture Fund today announced a historic investment in a new agriculture business degree program in partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland made the announcement in remarks at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s Annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.

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A woman wrapped in a blanket standing on the edge of a cliff with text encouraging readers to reclaim their wellness.
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24/7 crisis support available at all BIE and Tribal schools

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A photo of native youth learning traditional ways of life with a teacher.
Press Release

Program increases access to family and social services in Tribal communities

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A small herd of bison gathered together in a field.
Press Release

Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda supports Tribally based projects

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Students at Pine Springs Day School in a classroom learning their native language.
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Funding will support “all-of-community” Native language immersion programs.

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Davis Dam in colorado.
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WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced a $27 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to protect Tribal communities by repairing and upgrading clean water systems and replacing failing dams.

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A photo reviewing blueprints for an infrastructure project.
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs announced the distribution of over $1.4 billion in contracts to Indian Economic Enterprises in Fiscal Year 2023 across the Department, which includes $1.03 billion awarded to Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises, a historical high for the Department.

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The White House Tribal Nations Summit logo.
Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs today announced a final rule to update the federal regulations governing fee-to-trust, or land-into-trust, acquisitions that transfer land title to the United States to be held in trust for the benefit of a Tribe or individual Tribal citizen.

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The White House Tribal Nations Summit logo.
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WASHINGTON — In opening remarks at the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) is taking critical steps to improve access to capital across Indian Country, including through the launch of an online clearinghouse that will serve as a searchable repository for an up-to-date list of all federal funding opportunities, including grants and loans, available to Tribal Nations and Native businesses.

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Students throwing a football outside at T'iis Nazbas Community School in Arizona.
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WASHINGTON – Ahead of the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced that the Department of the Interior is transferring more than $300,000 to the National Fund for Excellence in American Indian Education, a federally chartered charitable nonprofit corporation established by Congress to further educational opportunities for American Indian students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education.

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