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/idc1-030154.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.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029449.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Revised Guidelines to Ensure that Native Children and Families Receive the Full Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029449.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Revised Guidelines to Ensure that Native Children and Families Receive the Full Protection of the Indian Child Welfare Act
Date: 2/24/15 1:00 PM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. - In keeping with President Obama's commitment to supporting Indian families and building resilient, thriving tribal communities, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced action the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has taken to help prevent the further dissolution of American Indian and Alaska Native families through the misapplication of the indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 (Public Law 95-608).]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029430.pdf Tribal Consultation on Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029430.pdf Title: Tribal Consultation on Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies
Date: 2/20/15 12:00 AM
Description: The Department of the Interior (DOl) will be hosting tribal consultations and welcomes the opportunity to consult with you regarding DOl's implementation of the updated Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies (PR&Gs). The PR&Gs provide a common framework for evaluating Federal water resource investments, updating the Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Related Land Resources that have been in place since 1983. DOl representatives, including the Bureau oflndian Affairs, the Bureau ofReclamation, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service, will participate and discuss the implications of these guidelines for tribes.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029389.pdf Interior Department to Announce $8 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029389.pdf Title: Interior Department to Announce $8 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects
Date: 2/17/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities nationwide for the impacts of a changing climate, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Interior Department will make available $8 million to fund projects that promote tribal climate change adaptation and ocean and coastal management planning through its Tribal Climate Resilience Program.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029393.pdf Secretary Jewell to Visit Alaska, Attend Alaska Federation of Natives Leadership Summit Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029393.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Visit Alaska, Attend Alaska Federation of Natives Leadership Summit
Date: 2/13/15 12:00 AM
Description: At the invitation of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will attend the organization’s leadership meeting in Alaska next week.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029356.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Ho-Chunk Nation's Three Hearth Act Tribal Land Leasing Codes Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029356.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Ho-Chunk Nation's Three Hearth Act Tribal Land Leasing Codes
Date: 2/12/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – In keeping with President Obama’s commitment to empowering tribal nations and strengthening their economies, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced his approval of three separate land leasing codes for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Today’s action brings to 18 the number of federally recognized tribes whose land leasing regulations have been approved by the Department of the Interior in accordance with the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (or HEARTH) Act.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029323.pdf Secretary Jewell to Kick Off Native Youth Listening Tour Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029323.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Kick Off Native Youth Listening Tour
Date: 2/9/15 12:00 AM
Description: As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”) initiative to remove barriers standing between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will kick off the Obama Administration Native Youth Listening Tour tomorrow, Tuesday, February 10, in the Phoenix, Arizona area with tribal visits and student discussions at Salt River Elementary and Gila River Crossing Community Schools.]]>