The Menagers Dam near the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona was put to the test of holding back waters as Tropical Storm Rosa pummeled the area. The Tohono O’odham Nation has declared a state of emergency.
West Sacramento, Calif. — The S.L. Gimbel Foundation awarded $50,000 to Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to increase access to and consumption of safe drinking water for members of seven southern California Tribes. RCAC staff will work with La Posta Band of Mission Indians leadership to bring the Agua4All program to a consortium of seven tribes served by the Southern Indian Health Council in eastern San Diego County
To date a Native American women has not served in Congress. The 2018 mid-term elections could see that statistic change. According to The New York Times there are nearly 40 Alaskan Native, Native American and native Hawaiian women running for office this year.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $78,000 grant from Capital One, which will support an entrepreneurial and economic development pilot program for Tribes in Montana.
The Yurok Tribe in northern California is set to enter into a unique partnership with a conservancy group so that it can protect a watershed and surrounding forest area.