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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Laws/Regulations,Native Americans

The American bison became the national mammal of the U.S. on 5/9/2016 when President Obama signed into law the National Bison Legacy Act.  Here are 15 facts about bisons including their size, eyesight, lifespan, importance to Native Americans, and why you should be cautious if their tail is sticking straight up.  Includes some great photos.  From the Department of the Interior.


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