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Office of Tribal Government Relations

In the News

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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Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter

Choctaw Heritage, Guard Life

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Army Veteran's visual tribute to Hopi code talkers earns national recognition

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Houlton Band of Maliseets unveil veterans monument

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WWI Centennial Commemoration

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Veterans Affairs Interim Deputy Secretary to visit Taos Pueblo, Officials planning to fly-in aboard Blackhawk helicopters

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VA improving service to veterans, official says

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VA official's visit stirs issues for local veterans

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Taos Pueblo Veterans: We Fought Before We Were Citizens, Where’s the VA for Us?

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Official: VA sees curbing veteran suicides as top priority

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Tribes Will Soon Be Able to Process Native Veterans VA Eligibility

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Video: Shulkin sworn in as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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A New Start for the VA

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VA Offering up to $8 Million in Grants for Adaptive-sports Programs that Aid Disabled Veterans

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VA Awards 3 University Contracts Promoting Community Engagement with National Cemeteries

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Tribal Heritage Grants, US Department of Interior NPS

The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting applications for grants to support tribal heritage projects. Tribal Heritage Grant applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, March 24, 2017 through funding opportunity P17AS00054 at www.grants.gov.

https://www.nps.gov/thpo/tribal-heritage/index.html

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.

Alaska Native healthcare leader Sally Smith dies at 70

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Veteran exits homelessness as a result of VA’s Tribal HUD-VASH Program

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American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies

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Patriot Plaza honored for architecture

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Veterans Training Summit – Buffalo Thunder Resort

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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts veterans housing

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Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans’ Health Care

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