Tribal Fiscal Recovery Fund
On March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This $1.9 trillion package is the largest single investment in the American people.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fights Noem’s Effort to Desecrate Black Hills with Fireworks Party
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (“Tribe”) has moved to join a lawsuit brought by the state of South Dakota and Governor Kristi Noem that asks the court to force the National Park Service (“NPS”) to grant the state a permit to hold a July Fourth fireworks spectacle at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hill.
A Breakdown of President Biden’s $2.2 Trillion Plan
On March 31, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced the American Jobs Plan (“AJP”). The AJP is a $2.2 trillion infrastructure and economic plan that encapsulates the Biden administration’s priorities for addressing failing infrastructure, disparities in rural communities, climate change, and employment concerns.
Big Fire Statement on DAPL
The United States continues to be a party to the illegal operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite a host of court decisions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers effectively ignores the devastation imposed by their failed environmental review process.
Senate Confirms Deb Haaland As First Native American Cabinet Secretary
On Monday, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed as Secretary of the Interior by the United States Senate. Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, will be the first Native American to serve as Secretary of the Interior and first Native American Cabinet Secretary.
President Joe Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Into Law
On March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”). This $1.9 trillion package is the largest single investment in the American people ever. Broad goals of the law are to get vaccinations into arms, support families, continue to keep small businesses afloat and reopen schools.
President Biden Signs Executive Order Affirming His Commitment to Tribal Consultations
On January 26, 2021 President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order affirming his commitment to tribal consultations and seeking to improve the tribal consultation process. A number of federal departments have set up tribal consultations to carry out the Executive Order. Please find this update on the Executive Order and tribal consultations scheduled for March.