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Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans

Đang chơi bàiFind information about and resources for Native Americans.

Đang chơi bài in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. These federally recognized tribes are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, either directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts.

The provides contact information for each tribe's . 

 helps Indian tribes protect resources and traditions important to them. The program funds for federally recognized Indian tribes to help them with cultural and historic preservation projects.

The program also funds , who:

  • Inventory tribal historic properties
  • Prepare and carry out a tribal-wide historic preservation plan
  • Assist federal agencies with reviewing projects on tribal lands​

Đang chơi bàiWhen a federal agency reviews a project on tribal land, it must consult:

  • The Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (for ), or
  • A designated representative (for tribes that are not federally recognized).

Federal agencies also must consult with Indian tribes that attach religious and cultural importance to historic properties. It doesn't matter where the properties are located.


The :

  • Requires federal agencies and museums to inventory and identify Native American human remains and cultural items in their collections
  • Requires federal agencies and museums to consult with federally recognized Indian tribes on the return of those objects
  • Authorizes to document and return human remains and cultural objects to their native people

As part of its archeology program, the  protects historic sites and shares the past with visitors.

Đang chơi bàiThe federal assists tribes with critical issues. The nonprofit  also helps with this effort.

Other Cultural Resources

  • .
  • Find related to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
  • Learn how the Census works with .
  • Explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas at the .
  • See a list of important .
  • Read .
  • Find out how members of Native American tribes can for ceremonies.
  • Explore .
  • Learn about .
  • Read from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries.
  • To live on a reservation, contact a local .
  • You may also locate your  or call 1-800-569-4287 to locate the agency nearest you.

    Native American Housing Programs

    •  - administers housing and community development programs to ensure that safe, decent, and affordable housing is available to Native American families.
    •  - provide financial help for Indian tribes to develop affordable housing and to provide housing activities on a reservation or Indian area. Guidebooks available.
    •  - provides home repair, renovation, replacement, and new housing grants.
    •   - Funding resources from Federal, tribal and state agencies for tribal green building. 
     — Lists laws related to Indians of North America.
  •  — Compiles legal information on tribal governments, federal agencies and records.
  •  — Handles laws about American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives proposed by U.S. Senators.
  •  — Lists tribal laws, to assist federally recognized tribes in governing themselves.
  •  — Features historic treaties between the United States government and American Indian tribes.
  • Cultural and Historic Preservation — Discusses some of the laws that federal agencies must follow with Indian cultural and historic preservation.
  • — U.S. Department of Justice office for Indian Tribes.
  •  — Recognizes the sovereign status of federally recognized Indian tribes as domestic dependent nations.
  •  — Explains "absolute preference" in hiring American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Crime Prevention

    •  — Provides training to reduce crime on tribal lands.
    • , U.S. Department of Justice — Supports public safety, victim services, and crime prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
    • , Bureau of Indian Affairs — Office of Justice Services law enforcement programs in Indian communities and on reservations.

    Money and Laws

    •  — Consists of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. If you have questions about trust funds, contact your local . You can also call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 (toll free).
    •  — Reviews tax issues for Native Americans and offers FAQs and IRS contact numbers.
    •  — Social Security Administration programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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    Last Updated: July 10, 2019