A Cabinet-level agency in charge of managing both cultural and natural resources, founded on March 3, 1849. It is tasked with many different responsibilities, among them being basic responsibilities concerning Native American tribes.
This department is a division of the Department of the Interior, and has the primary focus of providing services to and interacting with Native American tribes and Alaskan Native entities.
A list of the different tribal leaders and their respective agencies, organized by geographic area.
It is the Department of Justice’s responsibility to uphold the law, prevent and control crime, and to see that justice is done all throughout the United States.
The Office of Tribal Justice was established in the Department of Justice in January of 1995. The Office’s primary purpose is to increase the responsiveness of the Department to the concerns of the American Indian Nations, individual Indians and others interested in 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. Additionally, all legislation proposed by Members of the Senate that specifically pertains to American Indians, Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives is under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
The Legislative Commission on Indian Services (LCIS) was created by statute in 1975 to improve services to Indians in Oregon. Prior to its establishment, there was no suitable mechanism in state government to consider Indian concerns directly. LCIS serves as the main forum in which Indian concerns are considered. It serves as a conduit through which concerns are channeled through the network to the appropriate entity; it serves as a point of access for finding out about state government programs and Indian communities; and it serves as a catalyst for bringing about change where change is needed.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level.
Prepared for the United States Department of Defense by CEHIP Incorporated, Washington, DC, in partnership with Native American advisers, Rodger Bucholz, William Fields, Ursula P. Roach. Washington: Department of Defense, 1996.
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