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Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Housing Needs of American Indiana and Alaska Natives in Urban Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Native Americans,Statistics,Urban Issues

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/NAHSG-UrbanStudy.pdf

Finds that 65% of those who identify themselves solely as American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (AIAN) live in an urban area where they are younger, poorer, less educated, and living in poorer housing conditions. One of five reports on housing problems among AIAN populations.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Native Americans,Statistics

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/HNAIHousingNeeds.pdf

First ever national survey.  Covers information not available in Census documents, such as physical condition problems and the extent of “doubling up” among AIAN households in tribal areas.  One of five reports on housing problems among AIAN populations.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

HUD Releases Comprehensive Assessment of Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Native Americans,Urban Issues

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-012

Press release describing the housing assessment project (completed during the Obama administration) and reporting major findings.  Includes links to major studies.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Native Americans,Population/Census

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682765.pdf

Every two years a new list of high financial risk programs is issued by GAO.  This year sees one program removed (sharing of information about terrorism) and three added (2020 Census, Management of Programs serving Indian tribes, and federal environmental liabilities).  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Statement Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Native Americans

http://www.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/News-Release-Article-View/Article/1003593/statement-regarding-the-dakota-access-pipeline/

Press release calling for additional discussion and analysis following review of the environmental consequences of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline across Lake Oahe.  Blocks any further construction until a final determination on whether to grant an easement is made.  From the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

Jails in Indian Country, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jic15.pdf

Presents trends in Indian country jails including inmate characteristics, offense type, midyear-peak-and average daily population, admissions, and average length of stay.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Strengthening Cultural Resources Stewardship in the National Park Service

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Native Americans

https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/foia/upload/EFMOAfterActionReview_AsReleased_August2016.pdf

An “after action” review of scandalous conditions at a National Park Service monument in Iowa results in sharp criticism of the management of the agency for lack of understanding and concern about the preservation of cultural resources. From the National Park Service

 

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