Since the end of the 1800s, the Prairie Island Indian Community has had an established reservation on Prairie Island in Welch, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River. But for more than 80 years, its land base has been radically diminished as the result of actions taken by the United States government.
“We had a good discussion about partnering with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to further explore opportunities to bring exceptional carpentry training to the Navajo Nation,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
A federal judge in Utah has blocked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from enforcing a departmental directive that barred a Tribe’s down payment financing for federally insured mortgages.
Prior to 1986, when San Manuel introduced its first gaming facility, dirt roads snaked across the Tribe’s small, mountainous land base in Southern California. Five HUD homes stood on the reservation, and they were “just a square box,” Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena said.