Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 562 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.
BIA website as well as the BIA mail servers have been made temporarily
unavailable due to the Cobell Litigation. Please continue to check from
time to time. We have no estimate on when authorization will be given
to reactivate these sites.
Here are some links that may be of interest:Interior Web Site\Links
- Guidance for Native American ConsultationGovernment Web Site\Links
Department of Commerce - Census Bureau - American Indian DataInter-Tribal Organizations
Alaska Inter-Tribal CouncilEnvironmental Web Site\Links
Academic Info Environmental StudiesCultural Web Site\Links
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - Tribal Historic Preservation OfficersDeclarations
Declaration on the Establishment of the Arctic CouncilOther Web Site\Links