Indian Affairs | Home
Country

News Rss

National Park Service Proposes Regulation for Gathering Plants

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.

Read More

Interior and Justice Announce Effort to Update BIA's 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code

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.

Read More

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to Eight Tribes

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.

Read More

Interior Makes Largest Transfer to Date to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

The Department of the Interior today announced it has transferred more than $12 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total amount transferred so far to $17 million. Authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement, and 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 and graduate education and training.

Read More
More News
twitter logo   facebook logo   youtube_logo  flickr logo


Video: Hand Drum SIPI Accreditation Honor Song

 


Region Selector

Click the map below to view an interactive map. You may also select a region from the list below to view more information about that region.

Map


  • Part 83 Graphic
  • Hearth Act 2012 Graphic
  • Indian Child Welfare Act Listening Session
  • Moapa Solar Project
  • Front Page Graphic - IA Career Development
  • Front Page Graphic - Self-Determination Training

  • Tribal/Interior Budget Council (TIBC)
    The Tribal/Interior Budget Council provides a forum and process for tribes and Federal officials to work together in developing annual budget requests for Indian programs in the Department of the Interior.




  • Tribal Leaders Directory

  • Youth Go