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For Tribes

Here you'll find resources for health and suicide prevention, education and culture, links to funding and aid available to tribes, information about federal agencies and key legislation, and research and policy sources.

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White House webpage for Native Americans.
Grants Available to Indian Country to find funding opportunities.
Tribal Organizations to find other groups working on behalf of tribes.
Federal Agencies to learn about how the federal government works with, and fulfills their trust reponsibility to, tribes.
Suicide Prevention Organizations & Publications to find out how to help in your community.
Key Federal Legislation to see some of the most important recent bills for Indian Country.
Research and Policy to deepen your understanding of the issues.
Technical Assistance such as training and additional resources
Health Resources
Educational Resources
Cultural Resources
Regional Aid Organizations for groups offering aid to Native American youth in specific areas.
Sport & Wellness Resources
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.
   

 Grants Available to Indian Country

Name Description Contact Information
Administration for Children & Families, Administration for Native Americans grants Department of Health and Human Services grants: Administration for Children & Families, Administration for Native Americans grants, and current opportunities.
Adolescent and School Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Adolescent and School Health lists 3 tribal grants for studies and programs to prevent a variety of youth health issues.
American Indian Health portal Department of Health and Human Services grants: National Institutes of Health’s American Indian Health portal
Bureau of Indian Education Scholarships and Grants Department of the Interior grants: Bureau of Indian Education Scholarships and Grants page
Career and Technical Education Grants Career and Technical Education Grants offers grants to Native Americans and Alaska Natives
Department of Education Grants US Department of Education grants.
Funding Opportunities and Partnerships for Native American Communities AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities and Partnerships for Native American Communities, and a main page For Native American Communities
Grants.gov Grants.gov is the federal government’s main searchable grant portal.
Indian Health Service Department of Health and Human Services grants: Indian Health Service funding opportunities 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP 360
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-5204
Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship Program Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship Program has funds to help tribes educate American Indians and Alaska Natives to serve as health professionals in Indian Communities. Scholarship Branch
801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program awards grants for limited English proficiency programs. U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202 Phone: 1-800-872-5327
Office of Justice Programs' open grant opportunities Department of Justice grants: Office of Justice Programs' open grant opportunities are available online, and as with all of the Justice Department, the grant-making process is streamlined for tribal communities, with the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)serving as a single solicitation for existing tribal government-specific grant programs administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 307-0703
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Department of Justice grants: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funding opportunities (not tribal-specific). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 307–5911
SAMHSA grants Department of Health and Human Services grants: SAMHSA grants include the Circles of Care and Garrett Lee Smith grant programs and more. SAMHSA's Health Information Network
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345 Phone: 1-800-518-4726 SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry funds 30 partner organizations, typically state health departments, at annual levels from $100-$700,000.
Tribal Justice and Safety Department of Justice grants: Tribal Justice and Safety offers grants to improve the crime-fighting and criminal justice administration capabilities of tribal, state, and local government U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 1–888–549–9901 tribalgrants@usdoj.gov
Tribal Youth Program Department of Justice grants: Tribal Youth Program offers 5-year grants of $300-500,000, and $4 million for mentoring. Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (651) 291-2972 sautumn@edc.org
 

 Non-Profit Grants

Name Description Contact Information
Association on American Indian Affairs Funds seed grants for summer camps for Native youth. Executive Office
966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:( 240) 314-7155
general.aaia@verizon.net

AAIA Language Program
P.O. Box 509
Agency Village, SD 57262
Phone: (605) 698-4400 x 367
tdc.aaia@verizon.net
First Nations Development Institute Offers several grants to tribes and native non-profits. First Nations Development Institute
351 Coffman Street, Suite 200
Longmont, CO 80501 Tina Farrenkopf
Senior Program Officer
tfarrenkopf@firstnations.org
Phone: (303) 774-7836 x 19
Harvard University Native American Program Offers several grants and fellowships to undergraduates, faculty as well as Native American scholarships. Harvard University Native American Program 14 Story Street Suite 4 Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: (617) 495-4923 hunap@harvard.edu
Lannan Foundation Has an Indigenous Communities Program offering grants to tribes to help renew communities through their own institutions and traditions. Lannan Foundation
313 Read Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2628
Phone: (505) 986-8160 info@lannan.org
National Children’s Alliance Has grants to help response to child abuse and neglect. National Children’s Alliance
516 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone:(202) 548-0090
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers health grants –one was awarded for a study to prevent obesity and promote oral hygiene in Native American Youth. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543 Phone: (877) 843-7953
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development Provides small grants to assist grassroots Native organizations or community projects. Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
P.O. Box 4569
Arcata, CA 95518 or
425 I Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: (707) 825-7640
 

 Region-Specific Grants

Name Description Contact Information
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Has awarded several grants (1,2,3,4 and 5) for Native American-focused programs, generally in the Pacific Northwest. Main Office
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 709-3100
info@gatesfoundation.org
Cherokee Preservation Foundation Gives grants to environmental protection, economic development and cultural preservation / enhancement projects on Cherokee land. Cherokee Preservation Foundation
71 John Crowe Hill Road
P.O. Box 504
Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone: (828) 497-5550
info@cpfdn.org
Indian Country Child Trauma Center Develops trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines for AI/AN children and their families. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Phone: (405) 271-8858
James Irvine Foundation Directs funding towards ensuring that more low-income California youth get a post-secondary education by age 25. San Francisco (main office)
575 Market St., Suite 3400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 777-2244
National Center for Community Readiness Works with communities to promote and prepare for health and wellness initiatives. Contact Form
Native P.R.I.D.E. and H.O.P.E. Works with Native people to develop and implement cultural and spiritual programs to inspire wellness/healing, leadership development, and positive change. Native P.R.I.D.E
607 Walden Road
Corrales, New Mexico 87048
Phone: (505) 897-7968
Clayton Small, Ph.D.
clayton@nativeprideus.org
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Offers cooperative suicide prevention grants to tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon Tribal Grant Funds up to $75,000 in health, education and public safety grants. 9615 Grand Ronde Road,
Grand Ronde OR 97347
Phone: (503) 879-1400 info@thecommunityfund.com
The McCune Charitable Foundation Offers grants for art, education, environment, economic development, health and social services in New Mexico. McCune Charitable Foundation 345 East Alameda Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 983-8300 mccune@nmmccune.org
Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund Makes non-profit and educational awards in the state of Washington. 8802 27th Avenue NE Tulalip, Washington 98271
Phone: (360) 716-5000 webmaster@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov
 

 Tribal Organizations

Name Description Contact Information
National Council of Urban Indian Health Supports the development of quality, accessible and culturally sensitive health care programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban communities. National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 544-0344
National Indian Child Welfare Association Focuses on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. 5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044 info@nicwa.org
National Indian Education Association Works to increase educational opportunities Native American students. National Indian Education Association
110 Maryland Ave, NE, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 544-7290 niea@niea.org
National Indian Health Board Advocates to provide quality health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 926 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 507-4070
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
Helps organizations that serve Native communities to plan, develop and manage HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, care and treatment programs.
 720 S. Colorado Blvd,
Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: (720) 382-2244
information@nnaapc.org
Native American Business Alliance Supports Native-owned businesses. 23400 Michigan Ave Suite 503
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (248) 988-9344
Native American in Philanthropy Works to advance philanthropic practices grounded in Native values and traditions. 2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 132D / Minneapolis, MN. 55407
Phone: (612) 724-8798
info@nativephilanthropy.org
The National Congress of American Indians Serves the interests of tribal governments and communities. The NCAI Policy Research Center includes the Indian Child Welfare Community of Practice page. National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
1516 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 466-7767
ncai@ncai.org
 

 Federal Agencies

Name Description Contact Information
Administration for Children & Families, Administration for Native Americans Funds programs to improve the lives of Native children and families. Click here for a list of all ACF programs for Native Americans. 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
Bureau of Indian Affairs Is part of the US Department of the Interior. And provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million AI/Ans. Office of Public Affairs
Department of the Interior
MS-3658-MIB
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3710
Bureau of Indian Education Provides educational opportunities to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street, N.W.,
Mail Stop 3609 MIB, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6123
Indian Health Service Provides federal health services to approximately 1.9 American Indians and Alaska Natives. 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP 360
Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: (301) 443-5204
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in American communities. SAMHSA's Health Information Network
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345 Phone: 1-800-518-4726 SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
US Department of Education US Department of Education Find contact information here.
US Department of Health and Human Services Includes SAMHSA, the Indian Health Service and the Administration for Native Americans. Find your contact information here.
US Department of Justice US Department of Justice U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001 Phone: (202) 514-2000
AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
US Department of the Interior Includes the BIA, BIE, and other important agencies. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3100
feedback@ios.doi.gov
 

 Suicide Prevention Organizations & Publications

Name Description Contact Information
Access to Mental Health Services at Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities The 2011 report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. This report helps determine the extent to which AI/Ans have access to mental health services at IHS and tribal facilities.
 Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model for Native American Communities (NREPP)   The Adolescent Suicide Prevention program has basic components that can be adapted to multiple sites. This manual describes the basic approach and systems model with the hope that other communities find them useful and adaptable for their respective cultures and geographies.  Petrice Post, Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) 
ppost@edc.org
Particia Serna
P.O. Box 617
Chama, NM 87520
(575) 756-2327
pserna@nccbs.org
After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families After an Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families (2006), Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council P.O. Box 7193 Radnor, PA 19087 Phone: (610) 715-0076 feelingbluespc@aol.com
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to understand and prevent suicide. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 363-3500
inquiry@afsp.org
Best Practices Registry Has information on what works in suicide prevention, including a one-page document on Warning Signs. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Education Development Center, Inc.
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20007 Phone: 877-GET-SPRC (877-438-7772)
info@sprc.org
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Handbook on Best Practices for Reducing Crime in Indian Country
Provides an overview and description of crime-reduction strategies and approaches that have shown positive results in Indian Country.
 BIA Office of Justice Services
MS-4551-MIB
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 2085787

Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide is located at the University of Rochester, NY. Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-9251 colleen_mccallum@
urmc.rochester.edu
Charting the Future of Suicide Prevention Is a comprehensive publication by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Crisis Centre Offers teen suicide prevention educational tools. Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.
763 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5T 1X8
Phone: (604) 872-1811 crisiscentre.bc.ca
Ensuring the Seventh Generation
A youth suicide prevention toolkit for tribal child welfare programs. Includes cultural approaches to prevention and community healing.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Avenue,
Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
info@nicwa.org
Guide to Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Guide to Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities (2006), One Sky Center Oregon Health & Science University 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, GH 151 Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 494-3703 onesky@ohsu.edu
Honoring Life Network Offers culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal youth.
Honouring Life Network
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200,
Ottawa, ON, K1P Phone: 1-877-602-4445 ext. 5675Z9 info@honouringlife.ca
Hopeline Is a product of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center. Kristin Brooks Hope Center
1250 24th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 536-3200 reese@hopeline.com
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program Has a number of resources for youth, parents, and others residing in the state of Maine. Find contact information here.
Native American Center for Excellence
 Provides an online Resource Library with a variety of resource information on Native American substance abuse prevention.
 SAMHSA Native American Center for Excellence
1395 Piccard Drive,
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (301) 977-6553
info@nascesap.org
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Champions suicide prevention as a national priority. EDC's Health and Human Development Division 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458
Phone: (202) 572-3784 info@ActionAlliancefor
SuicidePrevention.org
.
National Council for Suicide Prevention Is a coalition of 9 suicide prevention organizations. info@ncsponline.org
National Institute of Mental Health Has a suicide prevention page with a comprehensive list of mental health information. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663 Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513 nimhinfo@nih.gov
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline, and can be dialed at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Find contact information here.
Native Aspirations Is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) project with a focus on Native youth violence, bullying, and suicide prevention.
One Sky Center Offers resources for mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention. One Sky Center Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, GH 151 Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 494-3703
onesky@ohsu.edu
Reconnecting Youth Has information about drug, aggression, dropout and suicide prevention programs for at-risk kids. Reconnecting Youth™ Inc.
PO Box 20343
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (425) 861-1177
merridy@
reconnectingyouth.com
SAVE SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education works to increase knowledge and understanding of suicide. SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
8120 Penn Ave. S., Suite 470
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: (952) 946-7998
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Provides suicide prevention information for teens, parents and educators. Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS)
P.O. Box 6835
Freehold, NJ 07728
info@sptsusa.org
Sources of Strength  Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention project that utilizes the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture and ultimately prevent suicide, bullying and substance abuse. The program is designed to prevent suicide by increasing help help seeking behaviors and connections between peers and caring adults with a focus on Hope, Help and Strength.  Jerret Baker, 
Tribal Coordinator
(701) 421-1768
shortbull64@gmail.com
SAMHSA: Suicide Prevention Tool Kit for High Schools
Helps high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students.  Find contact information here.
TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University promotes early identification of mental illness in youth. Find contact information here.
The Centers for Disease Control Has suicide prevention and youth suicide resources, including "Understanding Suicide" and the podcast "Preventing Suicide in Young People". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Phone:800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) cdcinfo@cdc.gov
The Mental Health of Adolescents, a National Profile Provides a 2008 National Profile through the National Adolescent Health Information Center National Adolescent Health Information Center University of California, San Francisco, Division of Adolescent Medicine 3333 California Street, Box 0503
San Francisco, California, 94143-0503 Phone: (415)v502-4856
nahic@ucsf.edu
The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention creates and reports a 17-page summary version.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Offers hundreds of free substance abuse and mental health publications via mail or download. SAMHSA's Health Information Network
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345 Phone: 1-800-518-4726
SAMHSAInfo@
samhsa.hhs.gov
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center Has an American Indian/Alaska Native page, and a newsletter called the Weekly Spark, which offers Suicide Prevention Online Training. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Education Development Center, Inc.
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20007 Phone: (877) 438-7772 info@sprc.org
The American Association of Suicidology Provides resources, including a Youth Suicide Fact Sheet, and training for suicide prevention volunteers and professionals. American Association of Suicidology | 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 237-2280
To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults (2010), SAHMSA
What a Difference a Friend Makes Shows how Native youth can help their friends cope. They have an online community for friends of people with mental health issues called 2Gether.
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Is funded by the State of Washington, and has a series of youth suicide FAQs, prevention materials and more. Youth Suicide Prevention Program
444 N.E. Ravenna Blvd., Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 297-5922
info@yspp.org
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide from the University of South Florida has a downloadable guide for schools to assess their suicide prevention programs.
 

 Key Federal Legislation

Name Description Contact Information
7th Generation Promise 7th Generation Promise: Indian Youth Suicide Prevention Act of 2009 (See bill summary or text)
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.
Native American Indian Law Library Native American Rights Fund: Native American Indian Law Library list of resources.
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 Avenue
Saint 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 Works with tribes to address traumatic stress in the development stage of Native youth. Institute for Educational Research and Service
McGill Hall 026
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-6376
Phone (406) 243-5344
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
Suicide Attempts among American Indian 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 Honors best practice programs in Native self-governance, and conducts research and outreach. 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02128 Phone: (617) 496-3900 hpaied@hks.harvard.edu
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. The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program
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.
Tribal College Journal Tribal College Journal is a journal of American Indian higher education.
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
 

 Technical Assistance

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Health portal National Institutes of Health’s American Indian Health portal Specialized Information Services, NLM
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Phone: (301) 496-1131
tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov
JBS International, Inc.
Works with tribal leaders, tribal systems, and state and federal agencies to build, strengthen, sustain, and evaluate programs in Indian Country.
NEW JBS International & Indian Country Brochure
JBS International, Inc.
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 495-1080
Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) Designs trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines for American Indian/ Alaskan Native children and their families. Apart of SAMHSA's National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  Indian Country Child Trauma Center
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center 
940 N.E. 13th Street. 
Nicholson Tower, N4, 4900
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-8858
Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)  A demonstration project for IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs. The MSPI aims to increase access to methamphetamine and suicide prevention services, improve the quality of behavioral health services associates with meth use and suicide prevention, promote the development of new and promising services that are culturally and community relevant, and demonstrate efficacy and impact.   
National Council on Urban Indian Health Provides training, conferences, information, news and more, focused on Urban Indian health. National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 544-0344
National Indian Child Welfare Association Has information on child welfare service systems, mental health programs, models, and offers a youth suicide prevention toolkit. 5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044 info@nicwa.org
National Native Children's Trauma Center Funded by SAMHSA, and works with tribes to address traumatic stress in the lives of Native youth. National Native Children’s Trauma Center
Institute for Educational Research & Service
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-6376
Phone: 800-637-4833
Native American Center for Excellence Offers culturally-centered resources, training and technical assistance through SAMHSA. SAMHSA Native American Center for Excellence
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 977-6553
Email: info@nacesap.org
Rural Mental Health First Aid Provides training for any interested individuals in recognizing of warning signs of an acute mental health concern and information on how to direct someone to seek care.  Alex Ross, BHPr, HRSA
Email: ARoss@hrsa.gov
SAMHSA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center Promotes community healing and planning to address a variety of community problems including: substance abuse, historical trauma, suicide, and behavioral health SAMHSA 
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 1-877-SAMHSA-7
Telebehavioral Health Center for Excellence (TBHCE) Provides direct clinical services to patients and continues education trainings on a broad range of specialty behavioral health topics via televideo technology to providers.   Amina Bashir
Phone: (301) 443-2038

Archives of past TBHCE trainings
The Alaska Tribal Health Corporation's National Telehealth Technology Assistance Center (T-TAC) Provides technical assistance to rural communities and HRSA grantees that need assistance in identifying and selecting appropriate telehealth technologies to better serve their communities.  Monica Cowan, ORHP. HRSA
Email: MCowan@hrsa.gov

Kirt J Beck, Project Director
Email: kjbeck@anthc.org
The CONNECT Program Designated as a National Best Practice Program that trains professionals and community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide across the lifespan.  The Connect Program
85 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 225-5359
Email: info@theconnectprogram.org
THRIVE Works with AI/Ans in the Pacific Northwest area to increase tribal capacity to prevent suicide and improve regional collaborations. Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway Drive, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97201
Phone: (503) 220-4185
Tribal STAR Provides technical assistance and training to tribes, tribal programs and social workers who work with tribal youth. Offered by San Diego State University. 6505 Alvarado Road, Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92120
Phone: (619) 594-3546
 

 Health Resources

Name Description Contact Information
Association of American Indian Physicians Promotes education in medical disciplines. 1225 Sovereign Row
Ste. 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 946-7072
Healthy Native Communities Partnership Helps Native communities discover and achieve their visions of wellness. Healthy Native Communities Partnership Inc. Box 1019 Shiprock, NM 87420 Phone: (505) 368-6568
Just Move It National Campaign Is a national campaign that promotes physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives. justmoveit@hncpartners.org
Let's Move! in Indian Country
Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative, has a special effort in Indian County.
National Runaway Switchboard Offers resources and support for parents and adults who are having problems with a child. National Runaway Switchboard
3080 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657 Phone: (773) 880-9860 Resource Agency Information Line: (800) 344-2785
StopBullying.gov Provides bullying and cyber bullying prevention resources for schools, communities and youth. Contact Page
The Center for American Indian Health Works with Native communities to raise their health status, self-sufficiency and leadership to the highest possible level. Center for American Indian Health
621 N. Washington Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (410) 955-6931
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Publishes an American Indian Resource Page for mental illness. NAMI
3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, VA 22203 Phone: (703) 524-7600
 

 Educational Resources

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Educational Foundation American Indian Educational Foundation focuses on Native Americans going beyond K-12 education. American Indian Education Foundation
2401 Eglin Street
Rapid City, SD 57703
Phone: (866) 866-8642
mlee@nrc1.org
American Indian Higher Education Consortium Is the voice of Tribal Colleges and Universities. American Indian Higher Education Consortium
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: (703) 838-0400
info@aihec.org
American Indian Language Development Institute Is a summer program on Indigenous languages. The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)
The University of Arizona
Department of Language, Reading and Culture
College of Education, Room 517
1430 E. Second St.
P.O. Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069
Phone: (520) 621-1068
aildi@u.arizona.edu
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Works to increase AI/AN participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. AISES P.O. Box 9828
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828 Phone: (505) 765-1052
Bureau of Indian Education’s National Directory Bureau of Indian Education’s National Directory includes all BIE-funded schools.
Bureau of Indian Education’s school annual report card Bureau of Indian Education’s school annual report cards from 2004 to present.
National American Indian, Alaskan, Hawaiian Educational Development Center
Provides professional development and sustained support to teachers who serve Native populations in primary education (grades K-5).  NAIAHEDC
808 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Phone: (307) 637-0035
charitina@naiahedc.org
National Indian School Board National Indian School Board supports quality education in a broad context. NATIONAL INDIAN SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION
PO Box 790
Polson, MT 59860
Phone: (406) 883-3603
Native American Student Advocacy Institute Holds an annual conference on Indian education. Find contact information here.
Native Learning Center Offers tuition FREE courses and training to Native Americans with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities. Areas of focus include: culture and language, financial wellness, grants education, housing strategies, and tribal government. Native Learning Center
636 Taft Street
Hollywood, Florida 33024
Phone: (954) 985-2315
NLCinfo@semtribe.com
Teach for America: Native Achievement Initiative
Deepens the partnership between Teach for America and Native communities. Currently, over 400 corps members are teaching more than 15,000 children from Native background.
Contact Page
nai@teachforamerica.org
The Tribal Education Departments National Assembly Is a group of tribal education departments. P.O. Box 18000, Boulder, CO 80308 info@tedna.org
Tribal College and University Tribal College and University (TCU) profiles, along with the main TCU page American Indian Higher Education Consortium
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: (703) 838-0400
info@aihec.org
 

 Cultural Resources

Name Description Contact Information
Billy Mills Running Strong for American Indian Youth This Olympian Gold Medalist travels throughout Indian Country speaking to AI/AN children and their families to inspire youth and encourage dignity, character, and pride through their AI/AN heritage. HEADQUARTERS OFFICE:
2550 HUNTINGTON AVENUE, SUITE #200
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22303-1499
Phone: (703) 317-9881
National Park Service
Connecting Native Americans with National Park Service Cultural Resource Program.
 Contact page.
Native Culture Links Provides a comprehensive list of links to a variety of cultural resources.
Painted Sky-Native American Music Encourages Native youth to study and perform Native art. Painted Sky Incorporated
7280 SW 82nd
Portland, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 887-0671
Reconnecting the Circle Reconnecting the Circle encourages learning about Native American cultures through an essay contest. Find contact information here.
RedHawk Native American Arts Council RedHawk Native American Arts Council teaches AI/AN dance, music, craft and regalia making. New York City Headquarters
1022 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: (718) 686-9297 native@redhawkcouncil.org
 

 Regional Aid Organizations

Name Description Contact Information
American Indian Relief Council Has several youth programs for tribes in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. American Indian Relief Council
PO Box 6200
Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone: 800-370-0872 info@airc.org

National Relief Charities
Operates a series of programs for the AI/AN population.
Native American Aid Offers aid to Plains state tribes, including Emergency Care to provide support to children taken from homes because of abuse or neglect. P.O. Box 5500
Spearfish, SD 57783 Phone: (877) 825-2983
info@naaprograms.org
Navajo Relief Program Provides healthy living and food programs that help young people. PO Box 90000
Flagstaff, AZ 86003
Phone: (800) 563-2751
info@nrfprograms.org
Southwest Indian Relief Council Offers youth programs for tribes in southwestern states. Southwest Indian Relief Council
PO Box 16777
Mesa, AZ 85211
Phone: 866-228-0124 info@swirc.org
 
   

 

 Sport & Wellness Resources

Name Description Contact Information
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Works to address childhood obesity and empower youth nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Find contact information here.


Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country Supports education and career programs, characters and leadership programs, health and life skills, the arts programs, sports, fitness and recreation programs, specialized programs, and more.  Phone: 1-866-NA CLUBS (or 443-302-2080)
info@naclubs.org
Just Move It National Campaign Is a national campaign that promotes physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  justmoveit@hncpartners.org
Let's Move! in Indian Country  Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative, has a special effort in Indian Country dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. More information found on the Join Us page
Native Project: Indian Youth Leadership Camp Uses the power of traditional culture and fun to engage youth and families in healthy activities to prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, substance abuse, school dropouts, and teen pregnancy. 1803 W Maxwell Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 483-7535 
Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation The NB3 Foundation's mission is to prevent type 2 diabetes and childhood obesity through sports and health and wellness programs. Examples of programs include soccer, golf, grant making, health and wellness, and more. 290 Prairie Star Rd.
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
87004
Phone: (505) 867-0775
info@nb3f.org
N7 Fund N7, the Native American brand at Nike, is committed to bringing sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada. The N7 Fund awards grants to Native American and Aboriginal sport and recreation programs.  N7 Contact Page
Running Strong for American Indian Youth
 This non-profit organization provides services for youth programs, culture and languages, school supplies, food programs and more.
 2550 Huntington Ave.
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22303
Phone: (703) 317-9881

Wings of America Uses running as a catalyst to empower AI/AN youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, and increase self esteem, health and wellness, leadership, hope, and balance and harmony. 901 W. San Mateo Rd, Suite M
Santa Fe, NM 87505-3990
Phone: (505) 982-6761
WingsAmer@aol.com
 World Fit Walk Is an initiative of the US Olympians Association and promotes through competitive walking programs in schools. 151 Kahiki Drive
Tavernier, FL 33070
Phone: (602) 741-3168
gary@worldfit.org

 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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