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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 561 federal recognized tribal governments in the United States. Developing forestlands, leasing assets on these lands, directing agricultural programs, protecting water and land rights, developing and maintaining infrastructure and economic development are all part of the agency's responsibility. In addition, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides education services to approximately 48,000 Indian students.

The BIA website as well as the BIA mail servers have been made temporarily unavailable due to the Cobell Litigation. Please continue to check from time to time. We have no estimate on when authorization will be given to reactivate these sites.

Here are some alternate ways to get BIA-related information:

National American Indian Heritage Month 2007   PDF format


BIA Consultation on Amendments to Indian Child Welfare Act Regulations
November 6, -- December 11, 2007

Modernization Dialogue with the Tribes September 2007 new

Land-into-Trust Decisions new

Hopi-Navajo Intergovernmental Compact - November 3, 2006  PDF format new

Indian Reservation Roads Program

Tribal Consultations

Bureau of Indian Affairs Press Releases

American Indian Population & Labor Force Reports

Here are some links that may be of interest:

Interior Web Site\Links

Government Web Site\Links

Inter-Tribal Organizations

Environmental Web Site\Links

Cultural Web Site\Links


Other Web Site\Links

Updated 11/27/07