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Resources by Topic: American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

Indigenous People and Domestic Violence: Who’s Bringing Solutions
Features Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation and its Family Wellness Warriors Initiative to address Native Alaskan domestic violence issues.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America
Presents a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on broadband access in rural communities. Features testimony from representatives of Mescalero Apache Telecom, Golden West Telecommunications, Cheyenne River Sioux Telephone Authority, and U.S. Cellular Corp.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Oversight Hearing on "GAO Reports Relating to Broadband Internet Availability on Tribal Lands"
Presents a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on broadband access on tribal lands. Discusses the U.S.Government Accountability Office (GAO) report: Broadband Internet: FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands. Features testimony from representatives from the GAO, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Tribal Telecommunications Association, and AMERIND Risk.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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FLH Office of Tribal Transportation Program Delivery Guide - 2018
Highlights a guide for tribal communities entering into an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Outlines the roles and responsibilities of tribes and the FHWA in the implementation of a Tribal Transportation Program Agreement (TTPA).
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Highway Administration
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Tribal Broadband: Few Partnerships Exist and the Rural Utilities Service Needs to Identify and Address Any Funding Barriers Tribes Face
Examines tribal broadband access, federal funding to tribal entities for improving broadband access, and barriers to obtaining such federal funding. Identifies tribal partnership agreements that have increased broadband access and discusses the outcomes. Addresses challenges specific to rural areas and the healthcare benefits of broadband access.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Oversight Hearing on “Justice for Native Youth: The GAO Report on ‘Native American Youth Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency’”
Provides a recording and related documents from a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing focused on factors that can increase justice system involvement by Native American youth, such as substance abuse, poverty, and limited funding for mental health services. Focuses on federal grants that could help address underlying issues. Additional links include the report under discussion from the Government Accountability Office.
Additional links: Native American Youth: Information on Involvement in Justice Systems and Grant Programs to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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The Indian Health Service Did Not Always Resolve Audit Recommendations in Accordance With Federal Requirements
Presents an Office of Inspector General's report on the Indian Health Service's (IHS) failure to resolve audit recommendations in the allotted time for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years. Details the number of recommendations resolved and the number past-due after the required 6-month period.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Hardworking Rural Community Taps a Deep Well of Hope
Provides an overview of the residents of Klamath County, Oregon, including the Klamath tribes, coming together as a community and forming the Healthy Klamath coalition to create healthier communities. Discusses community efforts to address the behavioral and physical healthcare needs of the Klamath tribes. Describes local efforts to promote healthcare careers to high school students and how the community offers scholarships to improve graduation rates. Klamath County is a recipient of the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Indian Health Service: Considerations Related to Providing Advance Appropriation Authority
Examines the effects of budget uncertainty on Indian Health Service (IHS) funding and considerations that should be taken into account if IHS was given advance appropriation authority like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Focuses on administrative impacts, provider recruitment and retention, and the financial effects for tribes.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Broadband Internet: FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands
Examines the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) data collection methods to evaluate tribal broadband access in order to improve the accuracy of their efforts to fund underserved areas. Addresses scenarios that affect broadband access and offers three recommendations for the FCC.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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