Tribal Communities

Native American in cultural dress and dance: Copyright iStock PhotosContains resource links to Native American organizations, planning tools, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts.

U.S. Department of the Interior. Indian Affairs.

"Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 567 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States."

National Congress of American Indians.

"The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities."

U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Technical Services, Technology Partnership Programs.

"The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a training and technology transfer resource for Native American tribes in the United States. It is funded by the FHWA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs."

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

"An information portal to issues effecting the health and well-being of American Indians."

DHHS. Administration for Children and Families.

<p>&quot;ANA supports Native American communities by providing financial assistance and capacity building, gathering and sharing data, and advocating for improved policies within HHS and across the federal government.&quot;</p>

NativeWeb, Inc.

"NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology."