Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter

Congressional Reports on appropriations, policies, and legislation impacting Native American/Alaskan Native housing and energy programs.

newsmaven.io

"The flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe will not be displayed in a Capitol that does not respect our people” - IndianCountryToday.com

newsmaven.io Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Chairman speaks out regarding the disrespect displayed towards his Tribe and the Tribes of South Dakota by Governor Noem and the current legislature

Indianz.Com

#Oklahoma #treaties

indianz.com

Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana

indianz.com The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.

gwtoday.gwu.edu

Wendy Helgemo Appointed Director of Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy | GW Today | The George Washington University

Big News for a Former NAIHC Government Affairs Director.. Go Wendy Helgemo!

gwtoday.gwu.edu Former senior advisor on Indian affairs to Sen. Harry Reid will lead AT&T-funded center for research and advocacy. Wendy Helgemo. (William Atkins/GW Today) August 14, 2017 By Ruth Steinhardt Wendy Helgemo has joined the George Washington University as inaugural director of the AT&T Center for Indige...

[07/12/17]   FY 2018 Interior House Bill-
Native American Programs – The Bureaus of Indian Affairs and Education are funded at $2.9 billion – an increase of $10 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes necessary increases for schools, law enforcement, road maintenance, economic development, realty, and water settlements.

The Indian Health Service is funded at $5.1 billion – an increase of $97 million above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. This includes operating costs for staffing at new facilities and increases for fixed costs and the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund.

docs.house.gov

FY 2018 THUD House Bill- $654 million to NAHBG and $60 million to ICDBG

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indianz.com

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources

indianz.com President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

Way to go Akwesasne Housing Authority!

energy.gov Energy Department Selects 13 Projects to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

3dprintingindustry.com

“A new house in only 2 days,” Contour Crafting begins manufacture of 3D printer for construction

Would your housing authority be interested?

3dprintingindustry.com 3D printed buildings made by California’s Contour Crafting have gained a firmer foundation with new investment from concrete formwork specialists, the Doka Group’s investment arm.“Very soon, we’ll have the first series-ready deployable robotic 3D construction printer,” says Behrokh Khoshnevis, Presi...

Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on the Following bills: S. 1250, S. 1275 | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

indian.senate.gov S. 1250, A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.

[05/23/17]   President's FY 2018 Proposed Budget:

IHS $3.574 billion
Contract Support $718 million
Indian Energy Policy $10 million

BIA $2.082 billion
BIE Schools $754 million
Public Safety and Justice $327 million
Construction
-Education $50 million
-Public Safety $10 million
-Other $8 million

[05/23/17]   residents' Budget for FY 2018 HUD

Native American Housing Block Grant $600 million
Title VI $2 million
Section 184 $0
Native Hawaiian Housing $0
Native Hawaiian Loans $0
Technical Assistant- Regional $0
Indian Community Development Block Grant $0

NowThis

Maybe Congress could listen

This city ended its homelessness problem, and saved money, by providing housing for every single resident

politi.co

Trump team reaches out to Native Americans

politi.co Several members of the Trump transition team attended a meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Leaders.

politi.co

Trump makes it official: Zinke for Interior

politi.co President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his nomination of first-term Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department on Thursday.

rollcall.com

Ben Carson in Line to Lead Housing Department

Carson accepts HUD

rollcall.com Updated 6:50 p.m. | Former Republican presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is under consideration to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, according to numerous media reports.Armstrong Williams, a spokesman for Carson and a conservative media…

kjzz.org

Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land

kjzz.org Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their reservation extends into Mexico and covers 75 miles of the international border.  The tribe’s chairman and vice chair said the plan was always to try to work with...

TechCrunch

These are Tesla's stunning new solar roof tiles for homes http://tcrn.ch/2fp4Rek

Tech Insider

Wow

An architect figured out how to build houses from plastic waste.

nativesnews.com

Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation – Natives News

nativesnews.com Brad Pitt foundation homes arrive on reservation The first five of 20 eco-friendly modular homes arrived on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and are being set on their foundations this week. Founded by actor Brad Pitt, the Make It Right foundation and the Fort Peck Tribes are hoping to have the firs...

Little Bighorn Battle Song

A song made for the Battle of Little Bighorn-1876 Kola tokile , kola tokile , kola ceyapelo . Waziyata ki cizape . Kola tokile, kola tokile , kola ceyapelo. ...

National Indian Health Board

An Oglala Sioux Tribe Veteran, his wife and two children now have a permanent home on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, thanks to a new, joint Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-VA demonstration program that aims to end homelessness among Veterans on Tribal lands.

3DPrint.com

3-D Housing is coming soon

Dubai is serious about its #3Dprinting initiative -- today the first #3Dprinted office building was officially inaugurated!

indianz.com

NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference

indianz.com The reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority of the National American Indian Housing Council.

abcnews.go.com

Why Sanders Is Going All Out for Native Americans

abcnews.go.com Bernie Sanders took his motorcade down a remote highway to visit the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in rural South Dakota, one of the poorest in the country where an estimated 70 percent of high school students will drop out before graduating. Before addressing the packed gym Thursday, the...

energy.gov

Tribal Housing Authorities: Advancing Energy Projects Through Informed Collaboration

energy.gov Tribal Housing Authorities: Advancing Energy Projects Through Informed Collaboration

nativenewsonline.net

Bernie Sanders at Pine Ridge Reservation Calls for ‘New Relationship’ with American Indians

nativenewsonline.net Published May 12, 2016 PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION – Calling for “a new relationship with the Native American people,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday came to this Oglala Lakota reservation …

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com

AMERIND Risk Launches AMERIND Critical Infrastructure

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com HONOLULU, HAWAII — The only 100 percent Tribally-owned insurance solution provider announced yesterday that it is launching a new business line to help Tribal Nations and Native

blackhillsfox.com

Bernie Sanders to visit Rapid City, Pine Ridge

blackhillsfox.com Democratic presidential candidate coming to South Dakota on Thursday.

dailynexus.com

‘Solar Ink’ Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

dailynexus.com The company, NEXT, has developed a technology called ‘solar ink,’ a transparent substance that, if successful, will give windows the ability to act as solar panels

HuffPost

Two young sisters have helped a Navajo family finally get running water.

AUVSI

.US Fish and Wildlife wants to drop vaccine cookies to prairie dogs using drones http://ow.ly/10CjIR

nativenewsonline.net

Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on 30 New Homes

Great job.

nativenewsonline.net Published March 31, 2016 VIAN, OKLAHOMA — The Cherokee Nation is building 30 new, 1,200-square-foot homes for Cherokee families in the town of Vian and celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony Tue…

Fox Business - 3D Printers that Build Houses

Behrokh Khoshnevis breaks down the 3D printing of house on Fox Business News with Varney & Co.

Indian Country Today

The Only Presidential Candidate That Makes Indian Country a Priority: Native People Feeling the Bern

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washingtonpost.com

Virginia’s Pamunkey withstand challenge to tribe’s federal recognition

washingtonpost.com A group challenging the tribe’s new status has lost its case before the Interior Board of Indian Appeals

khon2.com

Hawaii lawmaker proposes grass huts to help homeless

What are your thoughts?

khon2.com Proponents say traditional hale are cheaper and more environmentally friendly than other types of housing.

Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter

If the Powerball Jackpot is not won tonight it is expected to be more than double the annual Indian Housing Block Grant. Something to think about!

[01/10/16]   If the Powerball Jackpot is not won tonight it is expected to be more than double the annual Indian Housing Block Grant. Something to think about!

Tribal Housing and Energy Reporter

FY 2016 Omnibus-- NAHBG $650 Million, includes new formula language " Provided further, not-withstanding section 302(d) of NAHASDA, if on January 1, 2016, a recipient’s total amount of undisbursed block grants in the Department’s line of credit control system is greater than three times the formula allocation it would otherwise receive under this heading, the Secretary shall adjust that recipient’s formula allocation down by the difference between its total amount of undisbursed block grants in the Department’s line of credit control system on January 1, 2016, and three times the formula allocation it would otherwise receive: Provided further, That grant amounts not allocated to a recipient pursuant to the
previous proviso shall be allocated under the need component of the formula proportionately among all other Indian tribes not subject to an adjustment: Provided further, That the two previous provisos shall not apply to any Indian tribe that would otherwise receive a formula allocation of less than $8,000,000: Provided further, That to take effect, the three previous provisos do not require issuance or amendment of any regulation, and shall not be construed to confer hearing rights under any section 3 of NAHASDA or its implementing regulations."

ICDBG at $60 million

[12/16/15]   FY 2016 Omnibus-- NAHBG $650 Million, includes new formula language " Provided further, not-withstanding section 302(d) of NAHASDA, if on January 1, 2016, a recipient’s total amount of undisbursed block grants in the Department’s line of credit control system is greater than three times the formula allocation it would otherwise receive under this heading, the Secretary shall adjust that recipient’s formula allocation down by the difference between its total amount of undisbursed block grants in the Department’s line of credit control system on January 1, 2016, and three times the formula allocation it would otherwise receive: Provided further, That grant amounts not allocated to a recipient pursuant to the
previous proviso shall be allocated under the need component of the formula proportionately among all other Indian tribes not subject to an adjustment: Provided further, That the two previous provisos shall not apply to any Indian tribe that would otherwise receive a formula allocation of less than $8,000,000: Provided further, That to take effect, the three previous provisos do not require issuance or amendment of any regulation, and shall not be construed to confer hearing rights under any section 3 of NAHASDA or its implementing regulations."

ICDBG at $60 million

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