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/idc1-030832.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.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030441.pdf Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030441.pdf Title: Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students
Date: 6/1/15 12:00 AM
Description: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Miccosukee Indian School (MIS) has received flexibility from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), to use a different definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) that meets their students’ unique academic and cultural needs. The Miccosukee Indian School in Florida is funded by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030309.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030309.pdf Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $2 million in Grants to Build the Capacity of Tribal Education Departments
Date: 5/14/15 12:00 AM
Description: Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 per fiscal year are available for federally recognized tribes and their education departments. The grants are designed to help tribes assume control of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools in their communities, promote tribal education capacity, and provide academically rigorous and culturally appropriate education to Indian students on their reservations and trust lands.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030245.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030245.pdf Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University
Date: 5/6/15 12:00 AM
Description: LAWRENCE, KS – On Friday, May 8, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the commencement address at the Haskell Indian Nations University 2015 Graduation Ceremony. Haskell is commemorating its 130th year of providing education and opportunity to Native American communities nationwide.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030237.pdf Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Keynote 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service May 7 Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030237.pdf Title: Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Keynote 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service May 7
Date: 5/5/15 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor will deliver the keynote address at the 24th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service being held Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Indian Police Academy in Artesia, N.M. Also scheduled to speak is BIA Director Michael S. Black.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030236.pdf BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction with the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe will Co-host VAWA SDVCJ Tribal Court Tribal Advocacy Training Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030236.pdf Title: BIA Office of Justice Services in Conjunction with the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe will Co-host VAWA SDVCJ Tribal Court Tribal Advocacy Training
Date: 5/4/15 12:00 AM
Description: Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will hold a VAWA Tribal Court Trial Advocacy Training focusing on the challenges that occur when a tribe uses its special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) authority as authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA) to prosecute offenders. The training is scheduled for May 5-7 on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation in Tucson.]]>
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.]]>