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Volume 3  March, 2011

White House: Tribes fare well in 2012 budget
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President Obama's proposed 2012 budget has been announced. White House officials say tribes fared "pretty well in light of tough decisions that had to be made."

"Overall government-wide, spending actually increased over FY 2010 and FY 2011 ..." said Kimberly Teehee. Kim is member of the Cherokee Nation and the President's senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs.

The proposed budget for Native programs is more than $19,000,000,000. This is
$1,000,000,000 more than 2010's budget, and $800,000,000
more than 2011's.
Native American: $127,300,000, the same as 2010 and 2011
Alaskan Native: $33,300,000,  the same as 2010 and 2011
Native Hawaiian
: $34,300,000,  the same as 2010 and 2011
$125,000,000 to support post-secondary education for Native American students at:
tribal colleges and universities,
2 tribal technical colleges, and
2 BIA-operated universities
Scholarships to approximately
32,000 Native students.
Up to $60,000,000 to support post-secondary education for Native American students as part of the Cobell settlement.
Maintaining the
$5,550 maximum award for Pell Grants that will help over 9,000,000 students.
$4,600,000,000 for the Indian Health Service, a 14% increase over the 2010 enacted level.
$424,000,000 for criminal justice programs involving tribal areas: 

This is a
29% increase over the 2010 enacted level.
for a new tribal grant program funded in the Office of Justice Programs.
7% of OJP's discretionary grant funds for public safety and tribal justice.
$9,000,000  for more FBI agents to investigate crime in Indian Country.
$355,000,000 for:
Operating  six new detention centers.
Increasing funds for tribal courts.
Additional law enforcement officers.
 Community policy programs to reduce crime.
 Natural resources.
$765,000,000, equal to levels enacted in 2010.
$700,000,000 for the Native American Housing Block Grant program. $65,000,000 for HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant.
   environmental protection programs
 $273,000,000 an $11,000,000 increase above FY 2010 enacted level
 $31,000,000 increase for grants to implement environmental protection programs on tribal lands. $21,000,000 reduction for tribal water programs and infrastructure assistance
National Wireless Initiative   
$5,000,000 to increase access to 4G wireless networks by underserved areas.


 Volume 1
On Day Dedicated to Native Americans, A Move to Honor Hopi Tribe's Code Talkers
New Office to Serve as Advocates for Tribal Veterans 
Metis Livid About Proposed Status System
Saying NO to $1 Billion Dollars
New Images of Remote Brazil Tribe
Amazonian Indians More Advanced Than We Knew
Australia's Aborigines to Launch Political Party
Irish Travellers to Shed Light on Indigenous Research

Volume 2
Berenstain Bears to Speak Lakota
Students Tell Saanich Myths Through Computer Animation  
Children's Book Exhibit Depicts Native Path to Diabetes Prevention
Mentoring Program Coming to Kodiak
100% Knights to Create Career Pathways for Aboriginal Students
Arizona Culinary School Recruits American Indians, Now Available for Federal Financial Aid
Book Lets Great Lakes American Indians Tell Their Own Story
Volume 3
UN Declares 2011 the "International Year of Forests"
Think the Super Bowl Battle was Big? Fight Over Conservation Funding Looms Larger
Limit Set for Native Polar Bear Hunters Under International Treaty
White House: Tribes Fare Well in 2012 Budget
Ziebach County South Dakota: America's Poorest County
Top 5 Obama Regulations that American Businesses Hate Most
The Top 11 Corporate Cash Hoarders
Volume 4
Donna Karan Collaborates With an Indigenous Artist as Part of "Nomad Two Worlds" Art Exhibit
Alligator Wrestling and the Men Who Do It
Custer Flag to Be Sold by DIA
Museums Work to Credit the Individuals Behind Native American Artwork
All My Relations Gallery Showcase for Native Art
Grammy Winner Helps Locals Build, Understand Flutes
German TV Crew Films Program About Nokota Horses

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