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View Resource Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Volume II

Oklahoma State University Library has recently announced the digitization of Volume II of Charles J. Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, originally published in 1903-04. Unlike some digitization projects, which though valuable and worthwhile have a limited audience, Kappler's seven-volume set of government documents is in high demand by various users, such as Native peoples, researchers,...

https://dc.library.okstate.edu/digital/collection/kapplers
View Resource American Indians and Crime

This report, released in 1999 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, measures and characterizes the rate of violent crimes experienced by Native Americans in the US, who as the report concludes, are victimized by violent crime at more than twice the rate of US residents in general. The data collection was garnered from a variety of government sources and presents statistics on the involvement of...

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/aic.pdf
View Resource National Congress of American Indians

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was organized in an effort "to inform the public and the federal government on tribal self-government, treaty rights, and a broad range of federal policy issues affecting tribal governments." As the NCAI is the primary group lobbying on behalf of Native American groups in the United States, the Web site contains information about...

http://www.ncai.org/
View Resource Office of Tribal Justice

Interactions between the United States and various American Indian tribes have, at times, been quite contentious. For laypeople it can be difficult to understand some of the various nuances of the legal relationships between these different groups. Fortunately, the website of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) contains answers to some of these questions. It also provides...

https://www.justice.gov/otj
View Resource U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

In 1984, the U.S. Senate voted to make the Committee on Indian Affairs permanent, and the basic mission is "to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties." Visitors can learn a bit more about the Committee and its members in the "About the Committee" section. After reading through the brief...

https://www.indian.senate.gov/
View Resource U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs website is replete with useful information for those within the Native American community and those who might wish to learn more about such communities. A great overview of Native American land rights, tribal government, language, and the various Indian Bureaus can be found in the FAQs tab near the top of the page. The interactive "Services Overview" section near the...

https://www.bia.gov/
View Resource U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Native American Liaison

The Office of the Native American Liaison works with the United States government and tribal officials of federally recognized tribes across the United States to work on conservation efforts for fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. The "Tribal Wildlife Grants" (TWG), located on the menu on the left hand side of the menu, offered by the United States government, are highly competitive and...

https://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican/
View Resource Native American Affairs: Department of Commerce

The United States Department of Commerce has an active Native American Affairs program whose work is coordinated by a team of government professionals and advisors. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the program's advising work, which includes outreach related to small businesses, intertribal relations, and reservation-based economic development programs. Visitors can look over the Policy...

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https://www.commerce.gov/doc/os/olia/native-american-affairs
View Resource American Indian Policy Institute

Based at Arizona State University, the American Indian Policy Institute collaborates with tribal governments and American Indian communities on issues that affect them and also works to nurture innovation for American Indian sustainability. The site offers a wealth of reports, news articles, publications, conference programs, and other items that will be of interest to scholars. The Reports &...

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https://aipi.clas.asu.edu/
View Resource Administration for Native Americans: Children & Families

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) works to promote "self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations." Operated as an office within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the ANA provides high-quality information on its grants, training...

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https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ana
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