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Indigenous foods project supports agriculture by tribes, for tribes

Jul 4, 2023
A partnership between the Oneida and Menominee tribes in Wisconsin uses USDA funding to rebuild Indigenous foodways.
A group of people shuck white corn at Oneida Nation's Tsyunhehkwa farm. The Department of Agriculture is investing $3.5 million to increase access to this kind of traditional food in Indigenous communities.
Courtesy Oneida Nation's Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm

Tribes make progress in push to co-manage public lands

Dec 2, 2022
While the push for tribal co-management isn’t new, the Federal government’s willingness to engage is, a University of Arizona professor says.
The Biden administration agreed to new commitments on tribal co-management of public lands at the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
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Indigenous workers have been hit hard by COVID-19. But Friday's jobs report won't reflect that.

Feb 1, 2022
American Indians and Alaska Natives aren't included in the monthly report, so they are often left out of discussions on economic well-being in the U.S.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects data for its monthly jobs report by talking to businesses and individuals. Some folks it doesn't talk to? American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Some rural Americans worry about USPS cuts, closures

Jan 18, 2022
Since 2007, the United States Postal Service has reported net losses of nearly $100 billion.
Cost-saving measures for the United States Postal Service include the closure and consolidation of branches, especially in rural settings that heavily depend on the service.
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