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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.

The 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 alternate ways to get BIA-related information:

For general BIA information: 202 208-3710
For Tribal Leaders Directory: 202 208-3711

Here are some links that may be of interest:

Interior Web Site\Links

NewBIA Report 2001-2004 Report:
Strengthening the Circle
Interior Indian Affairs Highlights

Bureau of Land Management - Guidance for Native American Consultation
Fish and Wildlife Service - Course - FWS Trust Responsibilities to Native Americans
Fish and Wildlife Service - American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal Trust Responsibilities, and Endangered Species Act
Fish and Wildlife Service - Native American Liaison
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Trust

National Park Service - American Indian Liaison Office
Office of Self-Governance
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
U.S. Geological Survey Activities Related to American Indians and Alaska Natives
Government Web Site\Links
Department of Commerce - Census Bureau - American Indian Data
Department of Commerce - Census Bureau - Census 2000
Department of Defense - American Indian, Alaska Natives & Native Hawaiians
Department of Energy - Indian Nations Program
Department of Energy - American Indian Issues and Points of Contact
Department of Health and Human Services - Indian Health Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development - Codetalk
Department of Housing and Urban Development - Native eDGE
Department of Justice - Office of Tribal Justice
Department of Labor - Indian & Native American Programs
Environmental Protection Agency - American Indian Environmental Office
Environmental Protection Agency - Tribal Air
Federal Communications Commission - Indian Initiatives
FEMA - American Indian and Native Alaskan Policy
National Archives and Records Administration - American Indians
National Indian Gaming Commission

U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of Native Affairs
U.S. Department of Agriculture - American Indian Council
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service National Resource Guide to American Indian and Alaska Native Relations
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Guide to USDA Programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
U.S. Representatives Internet Library - Indian Nations and Tribes
U.S. Senate - Committee on Indian Affairs
Veteran Affairs
Inter-Tribal Organizations
Alaska Inter-Tribal Council
Inter-Tribal Agriculture Council
Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada
Inter-Tribal Environmental Council
Inter-Tribal Timber Council
Native Americans Fish & Wildlife Society
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Environmental Web Site\Links
Academic Info Environmental Studies
Clean Water Action Plan
Environmental Impact Analysis Data Links
Environmental Resource Library
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency - Waste Management in Indian Country
House Commitee on Resources
Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
National Council for Science and the Environment
National Library for the Environment
National Tribal Environmental Council
Native Americans and the Environment
Salmon Information Center
7 Generations-Addressing Village Environmental Issues for the Future Generations of Rural Alaska

Cultural Web Site\Links
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Bureau of Reclamation - Cultural Resources Management
Cultural Resources Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Hanford Cultural and Historic Resources Program
Kennewick Man
National Archeological Database
National Park Service - Tribal Preservation Program
NOAA & GSA - Cultural Resources and Consultation with Native American Indian Tribes
Declaration on the Establishment of the Arctic Council
International Decade of the World's Indigenous People
Organization of American States - Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Other Web Site\Links
Arctic Circle
Arctic Council
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
National Congress of American Indians
Native American Nations
Native American Treaties and Information
Smithsonian Institution
- National Museum of the American Indian

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