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The BIE implements federal Indian education programs for roughly 46,000 students at 183 schools across the U.S.


Protecting lives, resources, and property is at the heart of the BIA's law enforcement effort.

Economic Development

Reliable, affordable broadband access is critical to the health and economic wellbeing of tribal communities

Economic Development
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    Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 574 Federally recognized tribes with a service population of approximately 2.5 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. While the role of Indian Affairs has changed significantly in the last three decades in response to a greater emphasis on Indian self-governance and self-determination, Tribes still look to Indian Affairs for a broad spectrum of services.

  • Press Release

    Interior Department awards over $1.4 billion in contract…

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs announced the distribution of over $1.4 billion in contracts to Indian…

  • Press Release

    Indian Affairs announces new regulations to improve fee…

    WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs today announced a final rule to update the federal regulations governing fee-…

  • Press Release

    White House Council on Native American Affairs Takes Ste…

    WASHINGTON — In opening remarks at the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the White House Council on Native…

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