Below are links to other federal resources which may provide American Indian tribal information.
Advisory Council on Historic
works with the Parks Service on the Tribal Preservation Program.
American Battle Monuments Commission
has a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page that can help in locating military grave sites anywhere in the world.
American Indian Health
An informational portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians
- Tribal Nations Community of Practice contains information on USACE's tribal policy principals, statutory and regulatory requirements, MOU and MOAs, and points of contact.
on Civil Rights
explains the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Indian Bill of Rights.
has a "Recall and Public Safety News" page. You can also find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.
- Agriculture Research Service is working on a vaccine for Buffalo Brucellosis, invasive weeds and education resources to name a few of their projects that effect tribal lands.
- Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service or CSREES, is active in 4-H and agriculture, and funds many projects including maize research and bacteria on fresh produce.
- Food and Nutrition Service has info on food assistance distribution program on Indian reservations.
- Food Safety and Inspection Service has a website with factsheets on safe handling of foods, food preparation and foodborne illness.
- Forest Service has a database, searchable by state or region, with info on National Parks, Grasslands and Forests.
- Office of Native American Programs has links to tribal liaisons, tribal conservation districts and training.
- Rural Development has an American Indian and Alaska Native Program Information webpage with tribal funding links.
- Bureau of the Census has current census data with American Indian and Alaskan Native data and links.
- National Telecommunications and Information Administration has tribal links on Internet networking, distance learning facilities and grants.
- Office of Economic Adjustment contains a direct link to eGrant forms. Note that without the full-version of Adobe Acrobat, you can print the completed grant form, but you can not save it.
- Office of Indian Education has tribal education related items, including a report on stabilizing indigenous languages.
- White House Advisory Board on Tribal Colleges has a map of tribal colleges with links to each school. You can read Executive Order 13270 (July 3, 2002) that created the board or access a list of current board members for each school.
- Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management has fact sheets on other countries radioactive waste management plans, plus current and proposed rules on nuclear fuel disposal.
- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has over 12,000 tribal references including a section on Tribal Wind Energy.
- Office of Environmental Management has a US map with clickable links to nuclear waste cleanup sites in nearly every state.
- Office of Fossil Energy has information on supply and delivery of coal, oil, natural gas and carbon sequestration.
- Administration for Native Americans or ANA, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. They offer tribal grants plus training.
- Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry - Office of Tribal Affairs coordinates tribal health assessments, consultations, exposure investigations, health education, and follow-up health studies on tribal lands.
- American Indian Health is a resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. The site is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has health info such as Recreation Water Illness, Tribal Consultation activities, and lots of tribal links.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has an American Native/Alaska Native Center with many health links and Native American Contacts within their 10 regional offices.
- Food and Drug Administration has a searchable database for info on food, drugs, medical devices, animal feed, cosmetics and radiation-emitting products.
- Indian Health Service - Office of Tribal Programs has a list of tribal grant management training classes, a tribal mailing database and a few links of tribal interest.
- Office of Tribal Affairs has a one-stop shopping site for government grants.
- Department of Homeland Security has a number of first responder, emergency response and firefighter grants that tribes can apply for.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency has a grant program that is open to tribes (even though the site doesn't mention tribes) for elevating or moving homes in flood-prone areas, disaster planning and buyout programs.
- Office of Homes & Communities has housing grants information, forms and grants training.
- Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for tribes and Indian housing residents, assists tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs.
- Code Talk provides electronic information from government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs has court-limited Internet access. Here you can find decisions on land into trust and information on Tribal Consultations.
- Bureau of Land Management includes webpages on the Antiquities Act (100 years old in 2006) and info on wild horses and burros.
- Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds has a large number of publications and articles on invasive weed and plant management.
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance (PDF) ( About PDF) contains a number of links of interest, including one on Native American Tribal Assistance. They also have a wildlife preservation grant program that is open to tribes.
- Office of Native American Liaison ensures both tribal and federal conservation efforts such as fish, wildlife, plants, and their habits are protected.
- US Geological Survey (USGS) provides maps that indicate physical, historical, and cultural landscape for Indian country.
- Indian Trust Issues are found on this DOI website, including Reports to the Court on the status of trust reform and trust operations.
- National Park Service
- The American Indian Liaison Program has information to improve relationships between American Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and the National Park Service through consultation, outreach, technical assistance, education, and advisory services.
- Tribal Preservation Program assists tribes in preserving their cultural and historical traditions/properties.
- The National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program assists the Secretary of the Interior with some of the Secretary's responsibilities under NAGPRA, and focuses on NAGPRA implementation outside of the National Park System. The Act provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items.
- Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse (TEEIC) is a Web-based clearinghouse of environmental information to support American Indian and Alaska Native traditional and renewable energy resource development.
- Tribal Resource Guide (PDF) ( About PDF) is an 108-page document with information on grant resources and Native American programs.
- Office of Tribal Justice is the primary channel of communication for Native Americans with the Department of Justice, and facilitates the coordination of a broad range of Native American issues to help unify the federal response.
- Tribal Justice and Safety is a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and communities for improving safety in Indian country. The site serves as a single source of information about courts, corrections, law enforcement, crime statistics, crime prevention, legal and other public safety issues. Funding opportunities and a resource for tribal communities to solicit information about how the Department of Justice can meet tribal informational, traning, and funding needs can also be found here.
- List of tribes participating in their grant programs.
- Division of Indian and Native American Programs in the Employment & Training provides quality and employment and training services to Native Americans.
- Federal Highway Administration has a Tribal Transportation Program webpage with a list of tribes this agency is working with, plus access info for contacts within their program.
- Federal Lands Highway Division has an Indian Reservation Roads program that funds road improvement projects by tribal governments. This appears to be the same as the Federal Transit Administration's "Tribal Transit Program".
- Office of Pipeline Safety has regulations on oil, gasoline, natural and LP gas pipelines.
- Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau may seem like an unusual choice, but if you're thinking of manufacturing Ethanol for fuel, this agency has the list of approved denaturants that must be added to the alcohol.
- Native American Program is a webpage with a link to Scholarships and Grants.
Environmental Protection Agency
is the place to start searching if you have questions about pollutants in the air, water or land. There is also information on tribal grants, flood cleanups, and environmental laws.
The Cultural Resources Program Area addresses the background and available tools and resources for the management of cultural and historic resources. This includes: preservation of historic properties, archaeological sites, gravesites, repatriation of Native American objects, and curation of collections.
Federal Communications Commission
has a tribal homepage with links to tower siting, and telecom leases and auctions.
Energy Regulatory Commission
is a good place to start if you're looking for information on electricity or gas rates, hydropower and oil regulations.
Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council
has a number of webpages on tribal casinos regulations.
Federal Housing Finance Board
has rural development funds that target Native Americans.
is a statistics site with access to more than a 100 federal agencies. It includes American Indian stats within each state, county or city.
National Archives and Records Administration
has a number of archive databases including "eVetRecs" where you can get copies of military service records such as DD-214's.
State and Local Government on the Net
is a directory of city, county and state government websites with info on state and regional boards, commissions, associations, and even city council members. Working cooperatively with off-reservation groups can earn you extra points on a tribal grant application.
- Office of Native American Affairs ensures that American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency's entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.
United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States. Additionally, all legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives is under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
United States House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources has jurisdiction on Native Americans issues, including the care and allotment of Native American lands and general and special measures relating to claims that are paid out of Native American funds.
USA.gov has links to cultural resources, tribal land and the environment, legal resources, and other topics, such as economic development.