|HUD No. 23-249
HUD Public Affairs
November 1, 2023
HUD Commemorates National Native American Heritage Month 2023, Hosts National Tribal Housing Summit
HUD’s Office of Native American Programs is hosting a three-day learning and networking opportunity, including 60 breakout sessions, tradeshow, and community activities. Daily plenary sessions feature remarks from local and tribal leaders and talks by partners in housing and community development.
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions of Native peoples. President Joe Biden proclaimed November as a national month, and HUD joins the President in honoring the culture and heritage of Native Americans and supporting Tribal nations.
HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the following statement:
“Each November, we take time to reflect on the rich cultural, historical, and social contributions of Native Americans in the United States. As an agency dedicated to promoting fair and equitable housing and community development, HUD understands the importance of respecting Tribal sovereignty and acknowledging Native Americans' unique history and traditions.
During my travels, I have had an opportunity to visit with Tribal leaders and witness first-hand, a variety of innovative HUD assisted housing and community development projects across Indian Country. I am proud of the work the Biden-Harris Administration has done to strengthen our special nation-to-nation relationship.”
This week, HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is kicking off Native American Heritage Month at HUD’s National Tribal Housing Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota. To learn more about HUD’s work in Indian Country, please visit www.HUD.gov/Codetalk.
From administering record levels of Indian Housing Block Grant funding to launching the Department’s first Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, HUD continues to demonstrate our commitment to fulfilling the Federal Government’s trust responsibility.
Through its various programs and collaborative initiatives, HUD is dedicated to supporting sustainable Tribal communities while celebrating the diverse tapestry of Native American culture across the United States. With programs reaching nearly 600 Tribes across the Nation, HUD remains steadfast in its mission to ensure that all Tribal communities have resources to provide homes for Native families.