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. Bureau of 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."

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.

"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."

National Indian Education Association.

"An organization committed to increasing educational opportunities and resources for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students while protecting our cultural and linguistic traditions."

American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Represents the thirty-four Tribal Colleges, most of which received land-grant status in 1994. Addresses issues of funding, leadership, development, and research in support of Native American higher education.