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Learn about Indian Affairs


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
Investing in America

Strengthening Indian Country through historic investments, collaboration, and honoring Tribal Sovereignty.

Investing in America
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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.

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    Press Release

    Indian Affairs seeks input on updated Tribal Self-Govern…

    PROGRESS Act promotes consensus between U.S. and Tribes
  • Signing of a new agreement for BIE schools and students.
    Press Release

    BIE expands agricultural education opportunities for Nat…

    Partnership with Native American Agriculture Fund will increase career pathways for BIE students

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    Press Release

    Indian Affairs opens Indigenous Connectivity and Technol…

    The ICT division will support Tribal sovereignty over digital resources and promote economic development on Tribal lands

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