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Here you can find basic information on American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, key federal legislation and agencies, and research and statistics.

Download our collection of Fast Facts on Native American Youth and Indian Country.

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White House webpage for Native Americans.
Federal Agencies to learn how the federal government works with, and fulfills their trust responsibility to, tribes.
Key Federal Legislation to some of the most important recent bills for Indian Country.
Research and Policy to deepen your understanding of the issues.
Statistics to find numbers in greater detail.
Indian Child Welfare Resources

 White House

Name Description Contact Information
Winning the Future: President Obama and the Native American Community

In 2011, the White House launched a new website called "Winning the Future: President Obama and the Native American Community” which serves as a tool to help Indian Country navigate the federal government and learn about the President's agenda on Native American issues.

Find contact information here.
   

 Federal Agencies

Name Description Contact Information
Administration for Children & Families, Administration for Native Americans Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children & Families, Administration for Native Americans funds programs to improve the lives of Native children and families. Find contact information here.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Center for Disease: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Office of Tribal Affairs works with tribes with environmental issues. 4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
(800) 232-4636
TTY: (888) 232-6348
24 Hours/Every Day
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
American Indian Health Portal National Institutes of Health’s American Indian Health portal Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

Phone: (301) 496-1131 (local and international)
Toll Free: 1-888-FINDNLM
tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov
Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Interior: BIA provides services to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Native, and administers and manages 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. MS-3658-MIB
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3710
Bureau of Indian Education Department of Interior: BIE provides educational opportunities to American Indians and Alaska Natives. 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop 3609 MIB, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6123
Code Talk Code Talk is designed to deliver federal agency information to Native American communities. Find contact information here.

Indian Health Services US Department of Health and Human Services: IHS provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Tribal Public Health Center for Disease: Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Tribal Public Health works with tribes on public health issues. Find contact information here.
Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Department of Health and Human Services: SAMHSA's new office coordinates alcohol and substance abuse efforts among the American Indian and Alaska Native communities and federal agencies. Virginia Mackay-Smith  (Acting)
Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville MD 20857
Phone: (240) 276-2400
IASA@samhsa.hhs.gov
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services: SAMHSA works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in American communities. Phone: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889SAMHSA
Info@samhsa.hhs.gov
Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center Department of Health and Human Services: TriTAC, Administration for Children and Families Ann Hull, Project Coordinator
Native American Management Services
12110 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 450
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 571-323-5640 ahull@namsinc.org
US Department of Education promotes student achievement and preparation for global competiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
US Department of Health and Human Services HHS is the Us government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Find contact information here.

US Department of Interior DOI manages America's vast natural and cultural resources and employs 70,00 people, including scientists and resource-management professionals.
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Phone: (202) 208-3100
feedback@ios.doi.gov
US Department of Justice DOJ's mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Department of Justice Main Switchboard - (202) 514-2000

   

 Key Federal Legislation

Name Description Contact Information
7th Generation Promise 7thGeneration Promise: Indian Youth Suicide Prevention Act of 2009 (See bill summary or text)
Native American Indian Law Library Native American Rights Fund: Native American Indian Law Library list of resources.
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act The Indian Health Care Improvement Act was made permanent in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. See full text of the bill, or a summary of key provisions.
Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (bill summary or full text under Title II) and a resources page from the National Indian Law Library.
   

 Research & Policy

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Policy Center American Indian Policy Center provides info about legal and political history of AI/AN nations, to inform better and more sensitive responses to their specific life challenges. 1463 Hewitt Ave St. Paul, MN 55104 Phone: (651) 644-1728
aipc@cpinternet.com
Helplessness, Hopelessness and Despair: Identifying the Precursors to Indian Youth Suicide Helplessness, Hopelessness and Despair: Identifying the Precursors to Indian Youth Suicide (1999), Troy Johnson and Holly Tomren.
National Native Children's Trauma Center National Native Children's Trauma Center works with tribes to address traumatic stress in Native youth. The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-6376
Phone: (800) 637-4833
Native American Youth and the Juvenile Justice System Native American Youth and the Juvenile Justice System (2008), by Christopher Hartney, argues that Native youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system.
Participation and Performance for Native American Students in the 2007 SAT Cohort Participation and Performance for Native American Students in the 2007 SAT Cohort (2008), John Lee, the College Board jlee@collegeboard.org
Suicide Attempts among American Indians and Alaska Native Youth Suicide Attempts Among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth, Risk and Protective Factors (1999), Borowsky, Resnick, Ireland and Blum
The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development honors best practice programs in Native self-governance, and conducts research and outreach. 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-1480 hpaied@hks.harvard.edu
The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program is housed at the University of Arizona, as is the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy. P.O. Box 210176 Tucson, Arizona 85721-0176
Phone: (520) 626-6497
The Tragedy of Native American Youth Suicide The Tragedy of Native American Youth Suicide (2010) by Senator Byron Dorgan

Time for Reform
Time for Reform (2007), put out by the Pew Charitable Trusts and NICWA, says we must give tribes direct access to federal foster care and adoption assistance funds. NATIONAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ASSOCIATION
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
www.nicwa.org
info@kidsarewaiting.org
Tribal College Journal Tribal College Journal is a journal of American Indian higher education. Find contact information here.
What is the Relationship of Suicide, Alcohol Abuse and Spirituality Among the Inupiat? What is the Relationship of Suicide, Alcohol Abuse and Spirituality Among the Inupiat? (2002) By Dr. Catherine Swan Reimer
   

 Statistics

Name Description Contact Information
CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control: Data & Statistics CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control: Data & Statistics (WISQARS) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS F-63
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717 Phone: (800) CDC-INFO
(232-4636) cdcinfo@cdc.gov
U.S. Census data U.S. Census data on American Indian and Alaska Native populations 1-866-758-1060
   

 

 

 Indian Child Welfare Resources

Name Description Contact Information


Administration for Children and Families at DHHS
 Promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Administration for Native Americans Provides discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.
Administration for Native Americans
Mail Stop: 2nd Fl. West Aerospace Center
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, D.C. 20447-0002  
Phone: 1-877-922-9262 anacomments@acf.hhs.gov
Association on American Indian Affairs
Promotes the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Natives by advocating for the health, education and welfare of children and youth. 966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-7155
general.aaia@indian-affairs.org
Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Casey also has an Indian Child Welfare Program.
Casey Family Programs
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 282-7300
Children's Bureau
The Children’s Bureau (CB) is the first federal agency within the U.S. government to focus exclusively on improving the lives of children and families. Children's Bureau U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20447
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Works to ensure justice for family and children in every court throughout this country. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: (775) 784-6012
Staff@ncjfcj.org
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Is the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national tribal organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.
National Indian Child Welfare Association 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300 Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
National Indian Law Library
Develops and makes accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assists people with their Indian law-related information needs - including child welfare issues.
National Indian Law Library 1522 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone:(303) 447-8760
National Resource Center for Tribes
Aims to improve child welfare systems and to support Tribes and States in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families. National Child Welfare Resource Center 501 N. Sanders St., Suite 204
Helena, MT 59601            Phone: (406) 443-8202 staff@nrc4tribes.org
Native American Rights Fund
Provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302-6296
Phone: (303) 447-8760
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Designs and delivers education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 650-5467
     
   
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