Native American Times

By HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan     August 25, 2011

I was in Albuquerque yesterday to announce $28 million in HUD funding to help rural communities across the country tackle their toughest housing and poverty challenges. I was joined by tribal leaders in New Mexico as I shared that more than half of the funds, $15.6 million, went to 27 Native American tribes or communities across the nation.

The New York Times

By Felicity Barringer     August 19, 2011

The Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian tribes in Oklahoma have filed a federal lawsuit to protect water rights they say derived from long-ago treaties and to prevent exports of water from their traditional homelands without their permission.

he dispute had been simmering for more than a year, since the export of water from Sardis Lake in southeastern Oklahoma to Oklahoma City was proposed in June 2010.

Raleigh Public Record

By Ariella Monti     August 18, 2011

Two groups representing Asian and Native American businesses want the city to change its definition of minority back to its original wording so that they can be eligible for the Small, Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Owned Business (SDMWOB) program.

Asian and Native Americans were dropped from the city’s “minority” definition last fall.