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In the News chronicles stories about linkages VA is making with tribal governments. These linkages form critical lines of communication that transition from dialogue to intergovernmental understanding on to relationships and ultimately to deliverables which ensure American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans and their families in Indian Country receive the benefits they've earned through their service to America. These deliverables may take the form of grant awards, announcements of funding opportunities, sharing of best practices and the list goes on. If you have articles or news to share that may be of interest to our readers, please send them to us. Read on...

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VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

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Disability Claims Backlog Reduced by 44 Percent Since Peaking One Year Ago

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March 2014 Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter

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VA Removes Annual Income Reporting Requirement

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VA Makes Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Automatic for Veterans and Service members Living with ALS

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VA Announces Rollout of Secure Veteran Health Identification Cards

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Grant Program One of Many VA Initiatives to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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Forrest Gerard passes on after stellar career

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Obama signs bill for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DC

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Tribes struggle to house their ‘invisibly homeless’ veterans

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The Rural Connection - Office of Rural Health Quarterly Newsletter, December 2013 (Volume 4, Issue 1)

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Home Loan Program for Akwesasne Veterans

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Veterans to Receive 1.5 Percent Cost-of-Living Increase

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VA Progress on Claims Backlog Highlighted during Congressional Testimony

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SAMHSA SOAR Newsletter, November-December 2013

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Thirty-Two VA Medical Facilities Named "Top Performers"

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Center explores Native healing traditions for war vets

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Congress honors American Indian code talkers

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Presidential Proclamation: Native American Heritage Month

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Backlog of Disability Claims Reduced by 34 Percent since March

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One Million Now Benefit from Post-9/11 GI Bill

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Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional $4.9 Million to Help Eliminate Veterans Homelessness

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VA Approves $8.8 Million in Grants to Provide Transportation and Renovated Housing for Homeless Veterans

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VA Offers Dental Insurance Program

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Office of Rural Health Fact Sheet Volume 4 Issue 1 October 2013

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Office of Informatics and Analytics Health Informatics Newsletter Fall 2013

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Native American Calling: Monday, November 11, 2013 Broadcast

You may have seen one of the many national campaigns to recruit veterans for jobs. In May, Wal-Mart announced a plan, to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report on the Department of Labor's efforts to reach Native American veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, American Indian and Alaska Native veterans have the lowest rate of employment among ethnic minorities. What are the barriers for Native veterans when they look for a job? What kinds of programs are available for Native American veterans seeking employment? Guests include: Beverly Charley (Navajo) Local Veterans' Employment Representative, Farmington New Mexico Workforce Connections and Royse Cloud, Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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