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Self-Determination

The Division of Self-Determination was created by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. It is charged with helping Alaska Native and American Indian tribes exercise the Self-Determination policy. It also carries out the Delegation of Authority Initiative which allows for the delegation of authority for the administration and oversight of self-determination contracts and grants to the regional and agency level.

In Alaska, the Self-Determination Branch administers and oversees self-determination contract and grants and also provides training and technical assistance to BIA regional and agency employees, tribal officials and their staffs.

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