In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $62 million in grants to provide employment assistance and workforce development services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Through these grants, the Department’s Indian and Native American Employment and Training program seeks to assist American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in obtaining employment and increasing wages through job placement, education, and occupational skills development. To help Native Americans become more competitive in the workforce, the grants will help individuals develop academic, occupational, literacy, and entrepreneurial skills necessary for successful employment – consistent with the values and goals of Native American communities.

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