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/idc1-030309.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030309.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments
Date: 5/14/15 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 per fiscal year are available for federally recognized tribes and their education departments. The grants are designed to help tribes assume control of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools in their communities, promote tribal education capacity, and provide academically rigorous and culturally appropriate education to Indian students on their reservations and trust lands.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030245.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030245.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University
Date: 5/6/15 12:00 AM
Description: LAWRENCE, KS – On Friday, May 8, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the commencement address at the Haskell Indian Nations University 2015 Graduation Ceremony. Haskell is commemorating its 130th year of providing education and opportunity to Native American communities nationwide.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030237.pdf Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Keynote 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service May 7 Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030237.pdf Title: Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Keynote 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service May 7
Date: 5/5/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor will deliver the keynote address at the 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service being held Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Police Academy in Artesia, N.M. Also scheduled to speak is BIA Director Michael S. Black.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030236.pdf BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction with the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe will Co-host VAWA SDVCJ Tribal Court Tribal Advocacy Training Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030236.pdf Title: BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction with the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe will Co-host VAWA SDVCJ Tribal Court Tribal Advocacy Training
Date: 5/4/15 12:00 AM
Description: Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will hold a VAWA Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training focusing on the challenges that occur when a tribe uses its special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) authority as authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) to prosecute offenders. The training is scheduled for May 5-7 on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation in Tucson.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030154.pdf Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030154.pdf Title: Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands
Date: 4/30/15 12:00 AM
Description: Advancing President Obama’s ongoing commitment to work with tribal leaders to build strong economies, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released final regulations that will ensure tribal communities receive all the royalties they are owed from oil production on their lands, reduce administrative costs and provide greater predictability to the oil industry.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030025.pdf National Park Service Proposes Regulation for Gathering Plants Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030025.pdf Title: National Park Service Proposes Regulation for Gathering Plants
Date: 4/17/15 12:00 AM
Description: The National Park Service has proposed to modify the regulation governing the gathering of plants in national parks. The rule would allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes with traditional associations to areas within specific units of the National Park System to gather and remove plants or plant parts for traditional purposes. The gathering and removal allowed by the rule would be governed by agreements that may be entered into between the National Park Service and the tribes, and would also be subject to permits that identify the tribal members who may conduct these activities. The rule would prohibit commercial uses of gathered materials.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030013.pdf Interior and Justice Announce Effort to Update BIA's 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030013.pdf Title: Interior and Justice Announce Effort to Update BIA's 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code
Date: 4/14/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In furthering President Obama’s efforts to support American Indian and Alaska Native families and protect tribal communities, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn and Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert L. Listenbee today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Department of Justice are seeking to update the 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code designed to assist federally recognized tribes in creating individual codes focused on juvenile matters and specifically addressing issues affecting Indian youth arrested for alcohol and/or drug-related offenses in Indian Country.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030026.pdf NAGPRA Grants Awarded to Eight Tribes Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030026.pdf Title: NAGPRA Grants Awarded to Eight Tribes
Date: 4/13/15 12:00 AM
Description: The National Park Service today announced the award of eight Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation grants totaling $74,348. The grants will assist in the repatriation of individuals and sacred objects, objects of cultural patrimony and funerary objects back to the tribes.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030027.pdf Interior Makes Largest Transfer to Date to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030027.pdf Title: Interior Makes Largest Transfer to Date to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund
Date: 4/2/15 12:00 AM
Description: The Department of the Interior today announced it has transferred more than $12 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total amount transferred so far to $17 million. Authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement, and funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), the Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030028.pdf Interior Department Announces Plans to Partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030028.pdf Title: Interior Department Announces Plans to Partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower
Date: 3/31/15 12:00 AM
Description: The Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Crow Tribe, will enter into an agreement for hydropower development on the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam, downstream of Yellowtail Dam and Powerplant, on the Bighorn River near Fort Smith, Montana.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030029.pdf Interior Sends $34 Million in Additional Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030029.pdf Title: Interior Sends $34 Million in Additional Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation
Date: 3/24/15 12:00 AM
Description: Continuing the momentum of the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that more than $34 million in additional purchase offers have been sent to almost 11,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Interested sellers have 45 days – until May 16, 2015 – to return accepted offers in the pre-paid postage envelops provided.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029654.pdf Interior Hosts Land Buy-Back Program 2015 Listening Session Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029654.pdf Title: Interior Hosts Land Buy-Back Program 2015 Listening Session
Date: 3/20/15 12:00 AM
Description: More than 150 tribal leaders and individual landowners joined Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn at the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) 2015 Listening Session yesterday. The event, held on the Gila River Indian Community, allowed Interior officials to share updates and hear directly from tribal communities about how the Program can best be implemented across Indian Country.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029631.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Answers Call to Strengthen Implementation of Indian Child Welfare Act Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029631.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Answers Call to Strengthen Implementation of Indian Child Welfare Act
Date: 3/18/15 9:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. - In keeping with President's Obama's commitment to supporting Indian families and building resilient, stable and thriving tribal communities, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published a proposed rule to govern the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) by state courts and child welfare agencies.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029634.pdf National Park Service Announces Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029634.pdf Title: National Park Service Announces Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Date: 3/18/15 12:00 AM
Description: National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis this week announced $8.78 million of grants to 154 American Indian tribes to support their historic preservation offices in order to carry out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029635.pdf Secretary Jewell Issues Strategy to Protect, Restore Sagebrush Lands for 2015 Fire Season Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029635.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell Issues Strategy to Protect, Restore Sagebrush Lands for 2015 Fire Season
Date: 3/10/15 12:00 AM
Description: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the first of two reports developed by the Rangeland Fire Task Force. This initial report includes actions to be implemented by Interior’s bureaus to immediately address the threat of rangeland fire to Western sagebrush-steppe landscapes and improve fire management efforts before the start of the 2015 wildfire season.]]>