WASHINGTON — Anthony (Morgan) Rodman has been named Executive Director of the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA). He previously served as WHCNAA Executive Director during the Obama-Biden administration. “The White House Council on Native American Affairs represents an important piece of the administration’s commitment to Tribal Nations,” said Secretary of the Interior […]
Departments of the Interior, Defense and the State of California agree to accelerate wind energy offshore the central and northern coasts of California WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl, and California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced an agreement to […]
Interior Department Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Take Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn Wdnesday announced that the Interior Department is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would allow the Secretary of the Interior to consider petitions from Alaska Native tribes to take […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ The Department of the Interior on Thursday announced the launch of a new, comprehensive resource for Indian landowners and tribal governments seeking information about the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
WASHINGTON â€” Following President Obamaâ€™s direction to hold annual oil and gas lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A), Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Tuesday that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold its second oil and gas lease sale in the past year on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, […]
WASHINGTON – The Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior today praised federal agencies for work that led to the conviction of an Anchorage resident for violations of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Under the Act, it is illegal to falsely display, offer for sale, or sell a product […]
GALLUP, N.M. â€“ Following through on President Obamaâ€™s direction to expedite high priority infrastructure projects for the nation, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and other leaders to break ground today on the historic Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, which will deliver clean running water to 200,000 members of the […]
Review shows that nearly two-thirds of acreage leased by industry lies idle
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ The Crow Tribe ApsÃ¡alooke Nation, the United States of America and the State of Montana executed the Crow Tribe-Montana Water Rights Compact in an historic signing ceremony today at the U.S. Department of the Interior.