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/idc1-031560.pdf Secretary Jewell Announces Nation’s Highest Peak Will Now Officially Bear Native Name Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031560.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell Announces Nation’s Highest Peak Will Now Officially Bear Native Name
Date: 8/30/15 12:00 AM
Description: In recognition of the long history of strong support from Alaska state, tribal and congressional leaders, and in resolution of an official request for a name change pending for 40 years, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the highest mountain in the United States and North America, formerly known as Mount McKinley, will be officially given the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of Denali.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031545.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Funding to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments and Promote Tribal Control of BIE-funded Schools Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031545.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Funding to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments and Promote Tribal Control of BIE-funded Schools
Date: 8/28/15 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that $1.75 million in funding is being made available to tribes through two Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) initiatives: The Sovereignty in Indian Education (SIE) Enhancement Program and the Tribal Education Department (TED) Grant Program. These programs assist federally recognized tribes with building their tribal education departments and promoting tribal control of their schools.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031537.pdf BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction With the Tulalip Tribes Will Co-host VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training in September Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031537.pdf Title: BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction With the Tulalip Tribes Will Co-host VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training in September
Date: 8/26/15 12:00 AM
Description: The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington will co-host a VAWA Tribal Trial Advocacy Skills Training session September 2-4, 2015, for tribal court judges, prosecutors and criminal defenders covering basic trial advocacy skills and the use of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) authority granted federally recognized tribes by the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA). The training will take place on the Tulalip Reservation.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031527.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Approval of Two Tribal Land Leasing Regulations Under the HEARTH Act Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031527.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Approval of Two Tribal Land Leasing Regulations Under the HEARTH Act
Date: 8/25/15 12:00 AM
Description: In keeping with President Obama’s commitment to empowering tribal nations and strengthening their economies, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that he has approved land leasing regulations from the Makah Indian Tribe and the Squaxin Island Tribe in Washington State pursuant to the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (or HEARTH) Act.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031473.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces a New Program to Assist Tribal Social Services Agencies in Placing Children in Safe Homes Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031473.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces a New Program to Assist Tribal Social Services Agencies in Placing Children in Safe Homes
Date: 8/19/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a new Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) program to assist federally recognized tribal social services agencies seeking to place children in safe homes.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031460.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Launch by DOI University of Interactive Tribal Consultation Training Course Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031460.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Launch by DOI University of Interactive Tribal Consultation Training Course
Date: 8/18/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced that DOI University will pilot an interactive training course for Federal employees and tribal representatives engaged in tribal consultation, and will launch the course at the National Indian Programs Training Center in Albuquerque, N.M., on August 25-27, 2015.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031312.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Approval of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Probate Code Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031312.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Approval of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Probate Code
Date: 8/4/15 12:00 AM
Description: In keeping with President Obama’s commitment to empowering tribal nations, rebuilding their homelands and strengthening their economies, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that he has approved the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians’ probate code, which the Department of the Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) will start applying when probating trust or restricted lands within the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. The OHA will use the tribe’s code to determine how an individual’s trust or restricted fee lands within the reservation will pass to his or her heirs upon the person’s death.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031317.pdf Secretary Jewell to Celebrate a Major Milestone for Tribal Education Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031317.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Celebrate a Major Milestone for Tribal Education
Date: 7/30/15 12:00 AM
Description: On Saturday, August 1st, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn and Bureau of Indian Education Director Dr. Charles ‘Monty’ Roessel will join U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and Isleta Pueblo Governor Edward Paul Torres Sr., in New Mexico to celebrate a major milestone related to tribal education.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031043.pdf U.S. Department of the Interior Signs Record of Decision For Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-031043.pdf Title: U.S. Department of the Interior Signs Record of Decision For Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project
Date: 7/17/15 12:00 AM
Description: Following extensive environmental and economic analyses and robust tribal and public outreach, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today approved the Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP) and Navajo Mine Energy Project in northwestern New Mexico, under a plan that would minimize and mitigate the project’s projected environmental impacts while maintaining the substantial economic benefits of coal mining and energy production for the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and local communities.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030937.pdf Interior Department Announces New Funding for Tribal Education Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030937.pdf Title: Interior Department Announces New Funding for Tribal Education
Date: 7/9/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Dr. Charles M. “Monty” Roessel today in announcing important funding to help further the Department of the Interior’s goal to transform and improve the quality of education students receive at tribal schools funded by the BIE.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030921.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Opening Remarks at First-Ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030921.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Opening Remarks at First-Ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering
Date: 7/8/15 12:00 AM
Description: On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver opening remarks at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering, part of the Obama Administration's Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to remove barriers standing between Native youth and opportunities to succeed. The Gathering provides Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs, chaired by Secretary Jewell.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030890.pdf White House to Host Embargoed Press Call Previewing the First-ever Tribal Youth Gathering Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030890.pdf Title: White House to Host Embargoed Press Call Previewing the First-ever Tribal Youth Gathering
Date: 7/8/15 12:00 AM
Description: Today, Wednesday, July 8th, the White House will hold an embargoed on-the-record conference call to preview the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on Thursday, July 9th. The Gathering will provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with Senior Administration officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs in an effort to build upon the President’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative and his commitment to improve the lives of Native youth across the country.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030884.pdf Updated Guidance For First Lady Michelle Obama Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030884.pdf Title: Updated Guidance For First Lady Michelle Obama
Date: 7/7/15 12:00 AM
Description: The First Lady will deliver remarks at the first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering. The event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. This event – cohosted by UNITY Inc., the largest Native youth organization in the country – focuses on creating a national dialogue around wellness, education, and opportunity for tribal youth. In her remarks, Mrs. Obama will speak to American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country about her Reach Higher initiative, the value of education, and the importance of pursuing their dreams.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf Title: Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners
Date: 7/2/15 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued final determinations for two petitioners under the existing Federal Acknowledgment process. The decisions include a final determination to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner #323) as a federally recognized Indian tribe, and a final determination on remand to decline acknowledgment for the petitioner known as the Duwamish Tribal Organization (DTO) (Petitioner #25).]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030745.pdf Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030745.pdf Title: Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes
Date: 6/29/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today released a final rule to reform the regulatory process by which the Department of the Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes. The updated rule promotes a more transparent, timely and consistent process that is flexible enough to account for the unique histories of tribal communities, while maintaining the rigor and integrity of the criteria that have been in place for nearly 40 years.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030647.pdf U.S. Departments of Education and Interior Announce Grant to Assist Pine Ridge School Recovery Efforts Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030647.pdf Title: U.S. Departments of Education and Interior Announce Grant to Assist Pine Ridge School Recovery Efforts
Date: 6/17/15 12:00 AM
Description: William Mendoza, Director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education at the U.S. Department of Education, and Dr. Charles M. “Monty” Roessel, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education, today announced that the Pine Ridge School in South Dakota has received $218,000 at their request under the U.S. Department of Education’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program to aid in recovery from student suicides and suicide attempts.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030638.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn says Indian Affairs has Exceeded its Goal to Increase the Number of Native Vet Hires Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030638.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn says Indian Affairs has Exceeded its Goal to Increase the Number of Native Vet Hires
Date: 6/16/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that Indian Affairs offices and bureaus have hired nearly 600 American Indian and Alaska Native veterans in Fiscal Year 2015, exceeding the goal set last year to increase the number of Native American veterans employed by these agencies from nine percent of the workforce to 12.5 percent.]]>