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/idc1-027731.pdf Interior Offers Nearly $100 Million to More Than 4,000 Landowners with Interests at Gila River and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations to Reduce Fractionation of Tribal Lands Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027731.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Offers Nearly $100 Million to More Than 4,000 Landowners with Interests at Gila River and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations to Reduce Fractionation of Tribal Lands
Date: 8/28/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced that purchase offers have been sent to more than 4,000 individual landowners with fractional interests at the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. These offers, totaling nearly $100 million, will give eligible landowners with interests in tribal priority tracts the opportunity to voluntarily sell their land to be held in trust for each tribe.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027607.pdf Secretarial Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027607.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretarial Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities
Date: 8/20/14 12:00 AM
Description: PABLO, Montana – As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order reaffirming the Department of the Interior’s trust responsibilities to federally-recognized Indian tribes and individual Indian beneficiaries and providing guidance for Interior agencies in carrying out their obligations to them.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027603.pdf National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027603.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: 8/19/14 12:00 AM
Description: The National Park Service today announced more than $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Alaska native villages to document and return human remains and cultural objects to their native people.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027586.pdf Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027586.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine
Date: 8/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry, Maine on Monday to discuss ongoing educational reform initiatives to ensure students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) receive a high quality education delivered by tribal nations.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027396.pdf Interior Extends Comment Period on Proposed Federal Acknowledgment Reform Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027396.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Extends Comment Period on Proposed Federal Acknowledgment Reform
Date: 7/25/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced an extension of the public comment period and additional tribal consultations and public meetings on proposed regulations to reform the process by which Interior formally and officially recognizes Indian tribes.]]>
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.]]>