Interior Department will put $1.7 billion toward fulfilling tribal water rights settlements

Feb 25, 2022
Some tribes have been waiting on the funding for decades. They'll put it toward shoring up water infrastructure on their reservations.
A water pump is repaired outside of a home on the Navajo Nation on Dec. 16, 2021 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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FCC proposes rule change to help tribal libraries with broadband

Oct 25, 2021
A change to the E-Rate program could help tribal libraries get online.
Navajo Nation is currently expanding internet capacity at local government and community centers that function like libraries through E-Rate, a Federal Communications Commission program that helps schools and libraries access affordable broadband.
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Native American community colleges see enrollment declines because of COVID-19

Apr 14, 2021
Some students lacked internet and other technology for remote learning. Some schools have provided incentives like free laptops.
In the fall, first-time-freshman enrollment at tribal colleges fell an average of 11% nationwide.
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