Federal funding increase – Tribal Nations
2024 starts with some encouraging news from the Nation’s Capitol. With all of the feuding and struggles that take place in government leadership, it’s nice to see our Tribal community getting some positive momentum.
Biden apparently is set to sign an executive order on Wednesday (today) during a tribal nations summit that aims to make it easier for Natives to access federal funding and have greater autonomy over how to invest those funds and will throw his support behind a request to allow a confederacy to compete under its own flag in the 2028 Olympics.
My question is how will Natives secure such funding and at what point will this be shared across the tribes? It may take time to see this come to fruition and result in practical changes and proper funding for Native people but it’s still good momentum nonetheless.