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  • National Tribal Day of Action To #GetCoveredNow

    Today is the National Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act Enrollment. Over 65 events are being hosted in tribal communities across the nation and President Obama wants to ensure that every American Indian and Alaska Native has the information they need to take advantage of new health care options available under the health care law.

  • Join us on March 24th for a "Tribal Day of Action" for Affordable Care Act Enrollment

    March 24th is the National Tribal Day of Action on Affordable Care Act enrollment - a perfect opportunity for Indian Country to rally with community partners in health to organize an Affordable Care Act enrollment event.

  • Expanding Opportunity in Indian Country

    Earlier today, Secretary Vilsack published an op-ed in Indian Country Today discussing USDA’s efforts to improve access to capital for Tribal citizens. You can read the original op-ed here.

  • President's budget promises big benefits for Tribal Lands

    Last week, I had a chance to visit with the National Congress of American Indians to talk about President Obama's transportation budget proposal and what it means for our tribal lands. And the news was very good.

  • NTIA Brings Broadband Opportunities to Alaska

    Broadband offers Alaskan communities a way to connect with the wider world and access everything from online classes to healthcare services to job opportunities. It also offers Alaska Natives a way to preserve their indigenous culture for future generations and share it with a global audience.

  • Department of Justice and Women’s History Month

    That’s why it’s a top priority for my colleagues and me – at every level of the Department of Justice – to fight against discrimination, to eliminate inequities, and to tear down the barriers to success that too many women and girls continue to face even today.

  • Preparing Now for Our Climate Future

    In his Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015 being transmitted to Congress today, President Obama is following on commitments to “up our game” in promoting preparedness for, and resilience against, the impacts of climate change. This includes robust support for State, local, and tribal preparedness efforts, analysis of vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, creation of incentives to address those vulnerabilities, and development and dissemination of better information and planning tools.

  • White House Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region

    The Implementation Plan sets forth the guidelines for Federal Departments and Agencies to execute the National Strategy for the Arctic Region.

  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.

  • President Obama Meets with Tribal Leaders Ahead of the White House Tribal Nations Conference

    Ahead of his remarks at tomorrow’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met today with a dozen tribal leaders to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities.