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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Steps to Improve Conditions for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration today announced an important step to chart a path forward in a longstanding Columbia River Basin conflict regarding the operation of 14 federal dams and their impacts on the region's salmon and steelhead populations.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants Provide Opportunities for Partnerships in Conservation of Shared Natural Heritage, Cultural Priorities

More than $6.6 million awarded to 37 projects in 17 states to bolster fish and wildlife conservation

October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding more than $6.6 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native Tribes in 17 states to bolster fish and wildlife conservation and key partnerships. The awards will support 37 projects that benefit a wide range of wildlife and habitats, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished.

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SCHATZ LEADS COMMITTEE ROUNDTABLE ON ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES

October 20, 2021

 

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a roundtable discussion, “Investing in Economic Sovereignty: Leveraging Federal Financing for New and Sustained Development in Native Communities” to hear from the Department of the Treasury, the Department of the Interior, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Native leaders from across the country.


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VICE CHAIRMAN MURKOWSKI DISCUSSES SIGNIFICANCE AND BARRIERS OF INVESTING IN INDIAN COUNTRY

October 20, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), spoke about the need to continue incentivizing investments in Native communities. The Vice Chair invited Mr. Carl Marrs, Chief Executive Officer of Old Harbor Native Corporation in Old Harbor, AK, to participate in the SCIA roundtable, Investing in Economic Sovereignty: Leveraging Federal Financing for New and Sustained Development in Native Communities.


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SENATE PASSES ONE YEAR EXTENSION FOR TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS TO UTILIZE COVID RELIEF

October 20, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the United States Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act (S. 3011), which includes a one-year extension of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) deadline to allow Tribal governments additional time to use CARES CRF allocations. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), is a cosponsor to S. 3011 and was able to secure inclusion of the tribal extension in the legislation.

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SCHATZ: MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION IN NEW FEDERAL TOURISM GRANTS FOR NATIVE COMMUNITIES

 

Ocotber 19, 2021


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that 18 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal organizations and two Native Hawaiian organizations will receive a combined $2,112,553 in tourism grants from the Office of Economic Development (OIED) at the Department of the Interior (DOI). The grants are funded through the Schatz-authored Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act of 2016.

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Indian Affairs Announces $1.5 Million in 2021 Tribal Tourism Grants Awarded to Tribes, Tribal and Native Hawaiian Orgs

Application solicitation included focus on challenges to Tribal tourism businesses from COVID-19 pandemic


October 19, 2021


WASHINGTON – Indian Affairs announced today that the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) has awarded Tribal Tourism grants totaling $1,512,553 to 18 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and Tribal organizations across the country, as well as, in cooperation with Interior’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations (ONHR) and the National Park Service (NPS), $600,000 to two Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs).

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SCHATZ: FY 2022 APPROPRIATIONS BILL WOULD DELIVER EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR NATIVE COMMUNITIES, INCLUDES LONG-REQUESTED POLICY CHANGES TO ADVANCE NATIVE-SERVING PROGRAMS


October 18, 2021

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said:

“Under the FY22 appropriations bill, Native communities will see billions more in federal dollars, the Indian Health Service will have the budgetary certainty it needs to provide quality health services to its beneficiaries without interruption, and proven Native American housing programs will be extended. This historic framework makes clear we are carrying out our commitment to provide equitable funding for Native communities, address longstanding priorities, and uphold the United States’ trust and treaty responsibilities to Native Americans. I look forward to getting the bill enacted into law.”


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Interior Department to Hold Listening Sessions on Advancing Equity in Recreation

October 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Department?of the Interior?today announced it would hold five listening sessions and invite public comment on barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in participating in recreation opportunities on Interior-managed public lands and waters. Feedback from the public will help inform the Department’s work to advance the administration’s America the Beautiful initiative that seeks to address inequitable access to nature and its benefits.

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Interior Department Leaders Focus on Administration’s Tribal Water Infrastructure Investments in Oregon Visit

Visit also highlights Tribal fishing rights along Columbia River

October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Rachael Taylor visited Warm Springs, Ore., today, where they met with Tribal leaders and highlighted crucial investments that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (BID) would make in local Tribal water infrastructure.

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