Indian Affairs News Feed Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. http://www.indianaffairs.gov/ Government, Indian, Interior, Native American, Alaska Native, Culture, History http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1295037854/BIA_sm.jpg Indian Affairs Website http://www.indianaffairs.gov/ Indian Affairs Logo 48 48 http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026440.pdf Secretary Jewell to Offer Keynote Remarks at Tribal Summit in Washington State Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026440.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Offer Keynote Remarks at Tribal Summit in Washington State
Date: 4/21/14 12:00 AM
Description: SEATTLE, WA. – On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will provide keynote remarks at a tribal summit organized by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and hosted by the Suquamish Tribe at the Port Madison Indian Reservation on Bainbridge Island. The Secretary will also meet with individual tribal leaders and tour the Suquamish hatchery and seafood plant with Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026413.pdf 2014 Graduation Ceremony of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, NM Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026413.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: 2014 Graduation Ceremony of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, NM
Date: 4/17/14 12:00 AM
Description: Please join us to view the 2014 Graduation Ceremony of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 10:00 a.m. (MDT). U. S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell will provide the Graduation Commencement Address.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026436.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026436.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Date: 4/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will address the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026179.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Four HEARTH Act Applications to Help Spur Economic Development in Tribal Communities Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026179.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Four HEARTH Act Applications to Help Spur Economic Development in Tribal Communities
Date: 4/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today approved leasing regulations submitted by four federally recognized tribes, restoring their authority to control the leasing of their trust lands and promoting their self-determination and economic development. This streamlined process for restoring tribal leasing authority is consistent with the objectives of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, or HEARTH Act.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026196.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Next Listening Sessions on BIA Indian Child Welfare Act Guidelines for State Courts Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026196.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Next Listening Sessions on BIA Indian Child Welfare Act Guidelines for State Courts
Date: 4/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that his office will hold the next set of Listening Sessions on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Guidelines for State Courts on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the National Indian Child Welfare Association annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and on Thursday, April 24, via teleconference.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026142.pdf Interior signs cooperative agreement with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate as Next Step in Land Buy-Back Program Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026142.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior signs cooperative agreement with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate as Next Step in Land Buy-Back Program
Date: 4/8/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen Native American communities, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the latest step in the implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), as the Department signed its next cooperative agreement, this time with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation located in northeastern South Dakota and in southeastern North Dakota.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026085.pdf Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026085.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund
Date: 4/2/14 12:00 AM
Description: The Department of the Interior today announced that quarterly transfers of funds to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund are set to begin this week with a first transfer of nearly $580,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement, approved in November 2012, to provide financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026030.pdf BIA Office of Justice Services to Hold Second Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session of 2014 on March 31-April 3 in Denver Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026030.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: BIA Office of Justice Services to Hold Second Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session of 2014 on March 31-April 3 in Denver
Date: 3/27/14 12:00 AM
Description: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) will hold the second of its 2014 tribal court trial advocacy training sessions for tribal court personnel on March 31 through April 3 in Denver, Colo. This session will focus on prosecuting individuals trafficking illegal narcotics.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026031.pdf Register Now for Climate Change Task Force Webinar Series Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026031.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Register Now for Climate Change Task Force Webinar Series
Date: 3/27/14 12:00 AM
Description: White House Seeks Input from Tribal Leaders on Climate Change Impacts The White House Office of Public Engagement and Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, the Interior, Health and Human Services (DHS), Housing and Urban Development, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is pleased to announce a webinar series entitled “The Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country.”]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025945.pdf Join us on March 24th for a Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act Enrollment Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025945.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Join us on March 24th for a Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act Enrollment
Date: 3/24/14 12:00 AM
Description: Last week, Vice President Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius spoke directly to tribal leaders and community members on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Vice President and the Secretary encouraged action from tribal leaders and community members, to get them, their friends, and their relatives enrolled! March 24th is the National Tribal Day of Action on Affordable Care Act enrollment - a perfect opportunity for Indian Country to rally with community partners in health to organize an Affordable Care Act enrollment event. Please join us in this effort to get covered with quality, reliable, and affordable health care insurance before March 31st!]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025917.pdf Interior Announces More Than $100 Million in Purchase Offers to Nearly 16,000 Landowners with Fractionated Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025917.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Announces More Than $100 Million in Purchase Offers to Nearly 16,000 Landowners with Fractionated Interests at Pine Ridge Reservation
Date: 3/18/14 12:00 AM
Description: In another step to fulfill President Obama’s commitment to strengthen Indian communities, the U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has sent purchase offers to nearly 16,000 individual landowners with fractionated interests in parcels on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Totaling more than $100 million, these offers will provide landowners the opportunity to voluntarily sell their fractionated interests, which would be consolidated and held in trust for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025916.pdf Video of Hand Drum SIPI Accreditation Honor Song Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025916.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Video of Hand Drum SIPI Accreditation Honor Song
Date: 3/14/14 12:00 AM
Description: I am pleased to share with you a beautiful video of two SIPI students, Matthew Gachupin and Byron Yepa, both students from the Pueblo of Jemez drumming and singing their gift of song to SIPI, the Hand Drum SIPI Accreditation Honor Song.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025845.pdf Secretary Jewell Announces $3.2 Million in Grant Awards For 21 Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Projects Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025845.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Announces $3.2 Million in Grant Awards For 21 Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Projects
Date: 3/14/14 12:00 AM
Description: CROW AGENCY, Montana -- As part of President Obama’s commitment to work with Indian Country leaders to promote strong, prosperous and resilient tribal economies and communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that $3.2 million has been awarded to 21 tribal projects to assist in developing energy and mineral resources, including $655,000 to the Crow Tribe to advance a hydroelectric project that will provide low-cost clean power to tribal members and encourage business on Crow lands.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025819.pdf SIPI Awarded “Initial Accreditation” Status By The Higher Learning Commission Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025819.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: SIPI Awarded “Initial Accreditation” Status By The Higher Learning Commission
Date: 3/12/14 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a Bureau of Indian Education operated post-secondary institution of higher learning in Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded “initial accreditation” status by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025803.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Issues Decision on Gaming Application for Kaw Nation of Oklahoma Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025803.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Issues Decision on Gaming Application for Kaw Nation of Oklahoma
Date: 3/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: Washington, D.C. – Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued a decision to acquire a 21-acre parcel of land in Kay County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma (Nation) for gaming purposes. The Tribe plans to construct and operate a small casino facility on the site, which also hosts the Tribe’s travel plaza that provides refueling to interstate traffic and will continue to operate on the site.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025752.pdf President's Indian Affairs Budget Request Promotes Strong Tribal Economies, Communities and Families Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025752.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: President's Indian Affairs Budget Request Promotes Strong Tribal Economies, Communities and Families
Date: 3/4/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for Indian Affairs, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), is $2.6 billion – a $33.6 million increase above the FY 2014 enacted level. The request maintains the President’s commitment to meet the Federal government’s responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes by promoting stronger tribal economies, communities and families.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025747.pdf Statement of Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Regarding the Cedarville Racheria Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025747.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Statement of Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Regarding the Cedarville Racheria
Date: 2/28/14 12:00 AM
Description: Washington ­­– “Last week, the Cedarville Rancheria experienced a terrible tragedy. Three tribal members, one tribal employee were killed and two tribal members were seriously injured, leaving the community aggrieved and in shock.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025584.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Funding for College of the Muscogee Nation Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025584.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Funding for College of the Muscogee Nation
Date: 2/12/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, Okla., is eligible for operations funding from the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) under Title I of Public Law 95-471, the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978, as amended. Funding to the College would commence in July 2014.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025279.pdf Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Updated Federally Recognized Tribes List Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025279.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Updated Federally Recognized Tribes List
Date: 1/30/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published in the Federal Register on Jan. 29 a notice with the updated listing of all federally recognized tribes in the United States, as required by law. The list is maintained, updated and published by the BIA’s Office of Indian Services, Division of Tribal Government Services. The list was last published on May 6, 2013.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025260.pdf Secretary Jewell to Celebrate Next Cooperative Agreement under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025260.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Celebrate Next Cooperative Agreement under the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Date: 1/29/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Thursday, January 30, 2014 Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Chairman Ronald Trahan of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, located in Montana, will announce a cooperative agreement to implement the Land Buy Back for Tribal Nations Program (Buy-Back Program) on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Buy-Back Program will purchase trust or restricted interests from willing sellers and transfer those interests to the Tribes in order to unlock lands for tribal development and other priorities.]]>