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GOP bill that could remove 200k people from Arizona's Permanent Early Voting List clears the House

A bill that could remove tens of thousands of voters from the state’s Permanent Early Voting List is one step closer to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk after a day of partisan rancor and procedural maneuvers in the Arizona House of Representatives. ... Read more»

Arizona tribes get $88 million more for housing in COVID-relief bill

Tribes in Arizona will get another $88 million in housing grants – the most of any state – from the $450 million in tribal housing assistance released Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The national funding, which was included in the American Rescue Plan, will come in addition to the $651 million that tribes across the country were already scheduled to get in fiscal 2021 under the annual Indian Housing Block Grant.... Read more»

Tribes to get record funding from American Rescue Plan

Tribes in Oklahoma are both hopeful and anxious as they wait for the funds and spending rules from the American Rescue Plan that President Joe Biden signed. Native American tribes nationwide will receive more than $31 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan, the largest one-time investment to Native American communities in history. ... Read more»

State of tribal nations 'strong' despite crises, but feds need to help

National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said the state of Indian nations is strong despite long-running problems of disrespect for tribal sovereignty and of missing and murdered Indigenous women, as well as new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharp did acknowledge hopeful signs in the early days of the Biden administration.... Read more»

From state Senate to State Department: Jackson is new liaison to tribes

Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. knew his job with the State Department would be a balancing act between representing the federal government and serving tribal communities. But five months into the job, he is finding that he also faces another balancing act, the same one that challenges tribes across the country – how to weigh economic growth against and cultural and environmental concerns.... Read more»

Obama: Tribes at positive ‘turning point'

President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Friday he is “a president who’s got your back,” in a speech that promoted sovereignty and pledged improved federal cooperation.... Read more»