Office of Indian Education
The U.S. Office of Indian Education (OIE) administers the Indian Education Program of ESEA, as amended by ESSA (Title VI, Part A), which establishes policies and provides financial and technical assistance for supporting LEAs, Indian Tribes and organizations, post- secondary institutions and other entities in meeting the special educational and cultural related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 20 U.S.C. 3423c and 7401 et. seq. The OIE is headed by a Director who reports to the Assistant Secretary and who advises the Assistant Secretary on matters related to the programs administered by OIE.
The White House Council on Native American Affairs was established by Executive Order in 2013. The Council languished in the last Administration. President Biden reinstated the Council in less than 100 days in office.
- Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships
- Readout of the Biden-Harris Administration’s First Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Committee has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care, and claims against the United States.
- House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Doc Hastings of Washington, considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes. While the role of Indian Affairs has changed significantly in the last three decades in response to a greater emphasis on Indian self-governance and self-determination, Tribes still look to Indian Affairs for a broad spectrum of services.
- Bureau of Indian Education
As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.
Throughout our country's history, Native communities have provided some of the best examples of healthy food and sustainable community-based practices. Many groups in Indian Country are continuing to lead by example by following traditional paths that have existed for thousands of years.
Arizona Tribal Liaison List (Economic Development and Infrastructure; Environmental Resources; Human Services; Public Safety)
Native American reservations comprise more than one-quarter of the land in Arizona. This is an interactive map to learn more about the tribal nations in our state.
Center for American Indian Resilience
The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) is an Exploratory Center for Excellence. Northern Arizona University (NAU), University of Arizona (UA) and Diné College come together with community partners to understand, teach, and share stories of resilience in American Indian communities.
NativeNet is designed to share the knowledge and expertise of the University of Arizona's work with Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, and to deliver professional development and continuing legal education courses.