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/idc1-028217.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/idc1-028214.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/idc1-028100.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.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028031.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $9.4 Million in Grants to Develop Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028031.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $9.4 Million in Grants to Develop Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Date: 10/2/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of President Obama’s commitment to working with Indian Country leaders to promote strong, prosperous and resilient tribal economies and communities, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that more than $9.4 million has been awarded to 46 tribal projects to assist in developing energy and mineral resources.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028016.pdf Interior Transfers Another $1 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028016.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Transfers Another $1 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund
Date: 10/1/14 12:00 AM
Description: The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that an additional $1 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred in 2014 to more than $4.5 million. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement and is funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program). The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028014.pdf Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Extended Comment Period for Proposed Rights-of-Way Rule to Nov. 3 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-028014.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Extended Comment Period for Proposed Rights-of-Way Rule to Nov. 3
Date: 10/1/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Department of the Interior has extended to Nov. 3, 2014, the public comment period on proposed regulations to reform the process by which rights-of-way on Indian lands are approved and managed. He also announced the Department will hold an additional tribal consultation session on the proposed regulations during the week of Oct. 26, 2014, during the National Congress of American Indians 2014 Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027950.pdf Secretary Jewell, Attorney General Holder Announce $554 Million Settlement Of Tribal Trust Accounting And Management Lawsuit Filed By Navajo Nation Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027950.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell, Attorney General Holder Announce $554 Million Settlement Of Tribal Trust Accounting And Management Lawsuit Filed By Navajo Nation
Date: 9/26/14 12:00 AM
Description: Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Navajo Nation regarding the U.S. government’s management of funds and natural resources that it holds in trust for the Navajo Nation. The settlement resolves a long-standing dispute, with some of the claims dating back more than 50 years, and brings to an end protracted litigation that has burdened both the Navajo Nation and the United States.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027900.pdf Interior, Justice Leaders to Join Navajo Nation to Announce Major Trust Settlement Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027900.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior, Justice Leaders to Join Navajo Nation to Announce Major Trust Settlement
Date: 9/24/14 12:00 AM
Description: As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, on Friday, September 26, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn and Acting Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will join Navajo Nation tribal leaders and members to announce a major tribal trust accounting settlement.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027856.pdf Interior Offers More Than $9.4 Million to Nearly 1,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Umatilla Indian Reservation Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027856.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Offers More Than $9.4 Million to Nearly 1,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Umatilla Indian Reservation
Date: 9/16/14 12:00 AM
Description: Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that purchase offers have been sent to nearly 1,800 landowners with fractional interests on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon as part of the Department of the Interior’s commitment to reduce fractionation and strengthen tribal sovereignty through its Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027768.pdf Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027768.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests
Date: 9/8/14 12:00 AM
Description: Following Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent visit with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that more than $8.3 million in purchase offers have been mailed to nearly 2,100 individual landowners with fractional interests on that reservation. This mailing will kick off several weeks of additional purchase offers to landowners who own fractional land interests on the Umatilla, Coeur d’Alene, Lake Traverse (homeland of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Crow Indian Reservations.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027731.pdf Interior Offers Nearly $100 Million to More Than 4,000 Landowners with Interests at Gila River and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations to Reduce Fractionation of Tribal Lands Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027731.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Interior Offers Nearly $100 Million to More Than 4,000 Landowners with Interests at Gila River and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations to Reduce Fractionation of Tribal Lands
Date: 8/28/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced that purchase offers have been sent to more than 4,000 individual landowners with fractional interests at the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. These offers, totaling nearly $100 million, will give eligible landowners with interests in tribal priority tracts the opportunity to voluntarily sell their land to be held in trust for each tribe.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027607.pdf Secretarial Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027607.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretarial Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities
Date: 8/20/14 12:00 AM
Description: PABLO, Montana – As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order reaffirming the Department of the Interior’s trust responsibilities to federally-recognized Indian tribes and individual Indian beneficiaries and providing guidance for Interior agencies in carrying out their obligations to them.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027603.pdf National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027603.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Date: 8/19/14 12:00 AM
Description: The National Park Service today announced more than $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Alaska native villages to document and return human remains and cultural objects to their native people.]]>
http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027586.pdf Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-027586.pdf http://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Indian-Affairs/211979362167761?sk=wall Title: Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine
Date: 8/15/14 12:00 AM
Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry, Maine on Monday to discuss ongoing educational reform initiatives to ensure students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) receive a high quality education delivered by tribal nations.]]>