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/idc1-027369.pdf Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027369.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools
Date: 7/23/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027338.pdf Secretary Jewell Announces new Tribal Climate Resilience Program Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027338.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Announces new Tribal Climate Resilience Program
Date: 7/16/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced the Administration has dedicated nearly $10 million this year to help tribes prepare for climate change through adaptation and mitigation. The Tribal Climate Resilience Program, which will be announced today at the fourth and final meeting of the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, is part of a new initiative to work toward addressing the impacts of climate change already affecting tribal communities.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027124.pdf Interior Department Extends Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Take Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027124.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Department Extends Deadline for Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Take Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
Date: 7/1/14 12:00 AM
Description: Washington, D.C. — Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced an extension of the comment deadline on the proposed rule to accept applications to place land into trust in Alaska, in response to several requests for extension. The public may provide written comment through July 31, 2014. The proposed rule was announced earlier this year as part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027129.pdf Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027129.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund
Date: 7/1/14 12:00 AM
Description: The Department of the Interior today announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement and provides 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/idc1-027037.pdf Office of Justice Services to Hold Fourth Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session on June 23-26 in Albuquerque Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027037.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Office of Justice Services to Hold Fourth Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session on June 23-26 in Albuquerque
Date: 6/20/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (OJS) will hold its fourth trial advocacy training session of 2014 for tribal court personnel on June 23-26, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. This unique session widens the parameters of previous training sessions, by focusing on pre-trial writing and advocacy skills using a DUI fact pattern and the laws of the Navajo Nation.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026970.pdf On the Heels of Historic Presidential Visit to Indian Country, Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026970.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: On the Heels of Historic Presidential Visit to Indian Country, Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development
Date: 6/16/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s commitment to support tribal self-governance and self-determination, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a package of regulatory initiatives intended to help tribal leaders to spur investment opportunities and economic development in Indian Country.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026957.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces New Initiative to Hire More American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans to Work for Indian Affairs Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026957.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces New Initiative to Hire More American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans to Work for Indian Affairs
Date: 6/14/14 7:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of President Obama’s historic visit yesterday to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced the implementation of a new initiative to hire more American Indian and Alaska Native veterans to work for Indian Affairs.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026949.pdf Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026949.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools
Date: 6/13/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to working with tribal leaders to address the challenges facing Indian Country, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a plan to transform the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and to ensure that all students attending BIE-funded schools receive a world-class education that is delivered to them by tribes.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026936.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Solicitation of Grant Proposals to Assess and Develop Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026936.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Solicitation of Grant Proposals to Assess and Develop Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Date: 6/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting grant proposals from federally recognized tribes for projects that promote the assessment and development of energy and mineral resources on Indian trust lands. IEED has $11 million available in FY 2014 for grants, which is a historic level of investment that will support tribes seeking to put their energy and mineral assets to work for their communities.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026846.pdf Interior Signs Agreements with Three Additional Tribal Nations to Reduce Fractionation in Indian Country Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026846.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Signs Agreements with Three Additional Tribal Nations to Reduce Fractionation in Indian Country
Date: 5/29/14 12:00 AM
Description: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced that the Department has signed three additional agreements to facilitate the purchase of individual interests in fractionated trust lands and consolidate ownership for the tribes with jurisdiction. Agreements with the Coeur D’Alene Tribe of the Coeur D’Alene Reservation (Idaho), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Ore.), and the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation (Ariz.) detail what each tribal government will do to help implement the Program, such as appraisals, owner outreach, and education.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026797.pdf Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations under Cobell Settlement Listening Session Correction Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026797.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations under Cobell Settlement Listening Session Correction
Date: 5/27/14 12:00 AM
Description: The Office of the Secretary previously announced that it will conduct a listening session on the status of implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The purpose of the session is to meet with Indian tribes to discuss progress to date and receive feedback. Indian landowners may also attend to provide input. This notice corrects the previously published notice to provide RSVP and testimony information and an agenda.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026775.pdf Interior Proposes Reform of Federal Acknowledgment Regulations Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026775.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Proposes Reform of Federal Acknowledgment Regulations
Date: 5/22/14 12:00 AM
Description: Washington, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced publication of proposed regulations that would reform the 35-year old process by which the Department of the Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes. Federal acknowledgment establishes the U.S. Government as the trustee for Tribal lands and resources and makes Tribal members and governments eligible for federal budget assistance and program services.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026731.pdf National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026731.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Date: 5/19/14 12:00 AM
Description: The National Park Service today announced nearly $40,000 in repatriation grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations in returning ancestral human remains and cultural objects to their people.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026716.pdf Deputy Secretary Connor Announces Next Implementation Schedule for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026716.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Deputy Secretary Connor Announces Next Implementation Schedule for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program
Date: 5/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today announced a schedule through 2015 for the continued implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Program) that identifies locations representing more than half of all the fractional interests and half of all owners across Indian Country.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026710.pdf BIA Office of Justice Services to Hold Third Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session in Helena, Mont. Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026710.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: BIA Office of Justice Services to Hold Third Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training Session in Helena, Mont.
Date: 5/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) in collaboration with the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office District of Montana, and the Montana Department of Justice will hold the third of its 2014 tribal court trial advocacy training sessions for tribal court personnel on May 19-22 in Helena, Montana. Reflecting unprecedented collaboration among Federal, State and Tribal groups, this session will focus on trial issues surrounding a charge of domestic violence and will also address issues on Human Trafficking, Child Protection and the duties of a Victim Specialist.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026618.pdf Secretary Jewell Announces Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land Approved Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026618.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Announces Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land Approved
Date: 5/7/14 12:00 AM
Description: PHOENIX, Arizona – As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to build strong and prosperous tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land in Nevada and that nine federally recognized tribes have been awarded Tribal Energy Development Capacity grants totaling over $700,000.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026569.pdf Statement of Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn on the Passing of Billy Frank Jr. Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026569.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Statement of Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn on the Passing of Billy Frank Jr.
Date: 5/6/14 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued the following statement on the passing of Billy Frank Jr., a member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe and chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission in Washington State:]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026568.pdf Statement by the President on the Passing of Billy Frank, Jr. Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026568.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Statement by the President on the Passing of Billy Frank, Jr.
Date: 5/5/14 12:00 AM
Description: I was saddened to learn of the passing of Billy Frank, Jr. – Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and a member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026567.pdf Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcements Related to Tribal Energy Development Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026567.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcements Related to Tribal Energy Development
Date: 5/5/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make several major announcements related to energy development on tribal lands. The announcement will be held at the Heard Native American Museum at 1:00 pm MST.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026566.pdf Secretary Jewell Statement on the Passing of Billy Frank, Jr. Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-026566.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Statement on the Passing of Billy Frank, Jr.
Date: 5/5/14 12:00 AM
Description: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the following statement on the passing of Billy Frank, Jr., a member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission]]>