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WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country recently.

House Natural Resources Commiteee to Hold a Historic & Cultural Preservation Roundtable

 House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on Friday issued the following statement to commemorate Native American Heritage Day. 

Ranking Member Grijalva also announced that he will hold a Historic and Cultural Preservation Roundtable next Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET. Preserving the stories of Indigenous peoples is critical to maintaining the country’s full historic and cultural legacy. A media advisory with additional details about the panel is forthcoming.

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Treaury Department Releases Final Rule on State/Local Recovery Funds and Schedules Tribal Consultation

The U.S. Department of Treasury published a a new interim final rule (IFR) for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, as well as sending out a Dear Tribal Leader letter requesting consultation on the newly released rule.

There will be  a consultation session held on November 29th at 2 p.m. ET. In addition to the consultation session, the Treasury is accepting comments until December 22nd. Submit written comments at [email protected].

US DOT Announces Grants to Several Tribes

 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Monday announced it is advancing vital transportation projects in underserved communities across the United States.

“As most of Indian Country is rural, we are happy to use these opportunities to work with them and ensure these historic opportunities under the BIL are accessible for all Americans,” said Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs Arlando Teller (Navajo).  

lowa Dee-ni’ Nation (California)  Design of separated pedestrian pathway and lighting for Connected Communities  $315,000 
Nulato Village (Alaska)  Design, permitting, and estimates for Nulato Small Port Development  $320,000 
Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Government (Minnesota)  Feasibility study for secondary evacuation route for Nett Lake  $175,000 
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Minnesota)  Environmental study for Willard Munger State Trail Connection  $320,000 
Karuk Tribe (California)  Tribal Transit Feasibility Study and Design for improved transit services  $40,000 
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Michigan)  Design and permitting for new road and trail (Wi-Zhewébzet Ė-Zhyaygo: We Are Going Into the Future)  $300,324 
Igiugig Village Council (Alaska)  Design and permitting for Diamond Point integrated breakwater and barge landing   $129,676


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