Secretary Jewell welcomes Pope Francis to Independence Hall; the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires; kicking off a Tribal Solarthon with the Shinnecock Nation, and more on This Week at Interior.
WACO, TEXAS – On Monday, October 5, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will attend a celebration in Waco, Texas to commemorate the recent designation of Waco Mammoth National Monument.
By U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), and authorized by the Cobell Settlement, the Fund is designed to be a permanent endowment which provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the following statement after Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire last night at midnight, which has put in jeopardy a critical tool that has been incredibly effective at funding more than 40,000 local conservation and recreation projects nationwide.
SHINNECOCK NATION, N.Y. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Shinnecock Nation in New York on Thursday, October 1 to kick off the Tribal Solarthon as part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to helping build clean energy and strong economies in Indian Country.
In his remarks, Deputy Secretary Connor plans to emphasize the importance of historic preservation programs, including the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire on September 30 without action from Congress.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a proposal to create an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary of the Interior would apply if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified government that then seeks a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The North Face today unveiled its first-ever global brand campaign, “Never Stop.” The campaign, which features cinematic footage collected from around the world, takes viewers on an emotional journey inspiring them to discover the exhilaration that lives at the outer edge of their physical and intellectual possibilities.
America’s public lands are an essential part of our heritage and identity. We work, play, learn, and grow in them. To properly serve the public, these important places must be supported with passion, energy, and funding.
Conservation efforts prevent the greater sage-grouse from needing protection under the Endangered Species Act; more.
PHILADELPHIA – On Saturday, September 26, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will deliver remarks as part of His Holiness Pope Francis’s visit to Independence Hall, part of Independence National Historical Park.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced the award of more than $5 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
WASHINGTON – Today, Thursday, September 24, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a press conference call to discuss more than $5 million in funding to help Native American and Alaska Native youth become college- and career ready.