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/idc1-028748.pdf Statement by Assistant Secretary Washburn on FY15 Omnibus Bill Increased Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Reforms Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028748.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Statement by Assistant Secretary Washburn on FY15 Omnibus Bill Increased Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Reforms
Date: 12/19/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affair Kevin K. Washburn today issued the following statement regarding the $40 million in additional Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-related funding in the recently enacted Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028734.pdf Department of the Interior Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028734.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Department of the Interior Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
Date: 12/18/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a final rule that will allow the Department of the Interior to accept land into trust for federally recognized Alaska tribes.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028711.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Proposal to Update Tribal Transportation Regulations Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028711.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Proposal to Update Tribal Transportation Regulations
Date: 12/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced proposed revisions to tribal transportation regulations to comply with the national surface transportation law known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21, as extended. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will be hosting upcoming tribal consultation sessions on the proposed revisions.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028712.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Extension of Comment Period for Secretarial Elections Proposed Rule to January 16, 2015 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028712.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Extension of Comment Period for Secretarial Elections Proposed Rule to January 16, 2015
Date: 12/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Department of the Interior has extended to January 16, 2015, the public comment period for a proposed rule to update the regulations on the procedures by which Secretarial elections are handled. A Secretarial election is a federal election conducted by the Secretary of the Interior under a federal statute or tribal governing document in accordance with 25 CFR Part 81.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028686.pdf Interior Launches Pilot Data Portal Offering Increased Transparency for Energy Royalty Revenue Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028686.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Launches Pilot Data Portal Offering Increased Transparency for Energy Royalty Revenue
Date: 12/11/14 12:00 AM
Description: The U.S. Department of the Interior today launched a new data portal that raises the bar on transparency of natural resource revenue by offering the public a one-stop shop to access revenues paid for developing energy and mineral resources on public lands and waters at the company and commodity level for the first time.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028685.pdf Interior Sends Nearly $1.5 Million in Purchase Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Squaxin Island Indian Reservation Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028685.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Sends Nearly $1.5 Million in Purchase Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Squaxin Island Indian Reservation
Date: 12/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that nearly $1.5 million in purchase offers have been sent to more than 600 landowners with fractional interests at the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington through the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). Interested sellers will have until January 26, 2015, to return accepted offers.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028644.pdf Secretary Jewell Stresses Self-Governance, Empowerment as Foundation for Successful, Culturally Vibrant Tribal Nations Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028644.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell Stresses Self-Governance, Empowerment as Foundation for Successful, Culturally Vibrant Tribal Nations
Date: 12/3/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today delivered opening remarks at the sixth White House Tribal Nation’s Conference, where she emphasized the Obama Administration's commitment to Indian Country, including self-determination and self-governance initiatives that are helping tribal nations to build a foundation for a successful and culturally vibrant future.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028648.pdf 12:00PM EST TODAY: White House to Host Embargoed Press Call Previewing the White House Tribal Nations Conference Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028648.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: 12:00PM EST TODAY: White House to Host Embargoed Press Call Previewing the White House Tribal Nations Conference
Date: 12/3/14 12:00 AM
Description: Today, the White House will hold an on-the-record conference call to preview the White House Tribal Nations Conference that the President will host on Wednesday, December 3rd.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028638.pdf Interior Disburses $13.4 Billion in FY14 Energy Revenues to Benefit Federal, State, Local and Tribal Governments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028638.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Disburses $13.4 Billion in FY14 Energy Revenues to Benefit Federal, State, Local and Tribal Governments
Date: 12/2/14 12:00 AM
Description: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Department of the Interior disbursed more than $13.4 billion in revenue generated by energy production on Federal and American Indian lands and offshore areas in Fiscal Year 2014, with increases in state and Indian Country revenues over the prior year.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028636.pdf UPDATE: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks, Lead Panel Discussions at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028636.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: UPDATE: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks, Lead Panel Discussions at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Date: 12/1/14 12:00 AM
Description: On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Deputy Secretary Mike Connor and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn will join President Obama, Vice President Biden, other cabinet Secretaries and leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes at the 2014 Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028604.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks, Lead Panel Discussions at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028604.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks, Lead Panel Discussions at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Date: 11/26/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Deputy Secretary Mike Connor and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will join President Obama, other cabinet Secretaries and leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes at the 2014 Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028587.pdf Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Discuss Accomplishments, Additional Steps in Implementation of Tribal Land Buy-Back Program Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028587.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Discuss Accomplishments, Additional Steps in Implementation of Tribal Land Buy-Back Program
Date: 11/19/14 12:00 AM
Description: On Thursday, November 20, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will host a news media teleconference to discuss the year-to-date accomplishments and next schedule for the continued implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028487.pdf Washburn Approves Northern Cheyenne Probate Code; Tribe Set to Unlock Fractionated Land Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028487.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Washburn Approves Northern Cheyenne Probate Code; Tribe Set to Unlock Fractionated Land
Date: 11/13/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that he has approved the Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s probate code and that the Department of the Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) will now apply the code when probating trust or restricted lands within the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Codes such as the Northern Cheyenne’s allow tribes to determine how trust or restricted land within the reservation passes to heirs upon an individual’s death.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028615.pdf Secretary Jewell to Address World Parks Congress in Australia, Will Highlight Need for Global Action on Climate Change Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028615.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Address World Parks Congress in Australia, Will Highlight Need for Global Action on Climate Change
Date: 11/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis this week in representing the United States at the 2014 International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2014 World Parks Congress, a global forum on protected areas held once every decade.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028373.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Third Extension of Rights-of-Way Proposed Rule Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028373.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Third Extension of Rights-of-Way Proposed Rule
Date: 10/31/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Department of the Interior has extended the public comment period to Nov. 28, 2014, on proposed regulations to reform the process by which rights-of-way on Indian land are approved and managed. This third extension is in response to a request by Senators John Barrasso and John Hoeven to allow further comments following the most recent tribal consultation held during this week’s National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention. Tribal comments received during the consultation were largely supportive of BIA’s efforts to update right-of-way regulations that have not been revised in more than 30 years.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028228.pdf Secretary Jewell to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention in Atlanta Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028228.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention in Atlanta
Date: 10/27/14 12:00 AM
Description: On Tuesday, October 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028214.pdf Interior Announces $1.2 Million to Be Awarded to Tribes to Take Control, Operate Their Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028214.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Announces $1.2 Million to Be Awarded to Tribes to Take Control, Operate Their Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools
Date: 10/23/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools receive a world-class education, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that six federally recognized tribes have been awarded $1.2 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education (SIE) enhancement funds to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations. The funds implement a recommendation contained in the Blueprint for Reform of the Bureau of Indian Education issued on June 13, 2014, by the American Indian Education Study Group convened by Secretary Jewell and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028217.pdf Deputy Secretary Connor Underscores President’s Commitment to Alaska Natives During Anchorage Visit Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028217.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Deputy Secretary Connor Underscores President’s Commitment to Alaska Natives During Anchorage Visit
Date: 10/23/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of President Obama’s commitment to help Alaska Native leaders build strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that Interior is launching initiatives to streamline Native land conveyances, improve rural energy development and provide greater local participation in the management of subsistence fish and wildlife resources on federal lands.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028100.pdf Nearly 2,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Lake Traverse Indian Reservation Receive $63.5 Million in Purchase Offers through Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028100.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Nearly 2,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Lake Traverse Indian Reservation Receive $63.5 Million in Purchase Offers through Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program
Date: 10/10/14 12:00 AM
Description: Building off of sustained momentum from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that purchase offers worth more than $63.5 million have been sent to nearly 2,800 landowners with fractional interests on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in South Dakota (homeland of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate). Interested sellers will have until November 24, 2014, to return accepted offers.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028052.pdf Interior Sends More than $298 Million in Purchase Offers to 4,000 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Crow Reservation in Montana Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028052.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Sends More than $298 Million in Purchase Offers to 4,000 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Crow Reservation in Montana
Date: 10/6/14 12:00 AM
Description: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has sent purchase offers worth more than $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners with fractional interests on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. Interested sellers will have until November 21, 2014, to return accepted offers.]]>