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Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is responsible for the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. The website provides BIA press releases and current information related to American Indians. There are also links to other government websites that have information related to Native Americans.
Bureau of Indian Education
"The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is a service organization devoted to providing quality education opportunities for American Indian people." Researchers will find school report cards from 2001-2007, relevant laws and regulations, teacher resources as well as information on the BIE budget. Current news and announcements are also available.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans
The Bureau of Indian Affairs lists the federally recognized tribes and contact information for each tribe's Tribal Leader. Links to other sites for cultural resources, housing, and legal help.
National Indian Gaming Commission
"The Commission’s primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for the purpose of shielding Indian tribes from organized crime and other corrupting influences; to ensure that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenue; and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players." Links to gaming laws and regulations, a calendar of current events, management contracts, NIGC decisions, reports and press releases are found here.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law passed in 1990. NAGPRA provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony - to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. The website provides resources for tribes, museums, agencies, the public and the media. Information on...
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
"Established by the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-412), the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) was created to improve the accountability and management of Indian funds held in trust by the federal government." Included in the site are press releases, annual reports and audits, articles, OST newsletters and brochures, and information on current legislation.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Native Americans
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is the only federal agency serving all Native Americans, including 562 federally recognized Tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations and Native populations throughout the Pacific basin (including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The ANA posts current items of interest, newsletters, and grant information.
U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
"The Committee has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties." This site provides links to historical and current hearings, investigations, bills referred to the Committee, photos, press releases, and current news.