The White House

Presidential Executive Orders

Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce

Bureau of the Census

This searchable database includes the latest Census statistics on Native Americans, Aleuts and Eskimos. Census also maintains a number of data tables on American Indians. also provides useful information on these populations.

National Atlas (GIS)

Tiger Map Service (GIS)

Detailed maps of anywhere in the U.S. using public geographic data

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration on Aging Programs and Resources for Native American Elders

This website contains links to information on issues of concern to older Native Americans.

Administration for Native Americans

Part of the Administration For Children and Families, ANA promotes the goal of social and economic self-sufficiency of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including Native Samoans. The web site provides information about programs, reports, application kits, and links to related sites.

Division of Tribal Services

Part of the Office of Community Services, the Division of Tribal Services is responsible for two programs: Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Native Employment Works Program (NEW). The web site includes information concerning these two programs as well as links to related sites. It also assists in issues relating to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, P.L. 104-193 (the Act) and related legislation. 

Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Services, an agency within the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people. Its goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. The site includes links to area offices, medical programs, and information technology resources.

Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Code Talk

A federal inter-agency Native American website designed specifically to deliver electronic information from government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities. Code Talk is hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs. The site contains links to key topics of interest such as the environment, health, and housing. It also provides links to resources such as maps, training centers, and libraries. A calender of events is also provided. 

Native Americans

Includes links for basic homebuyers, fair housing, and housing counseling, as well as links to other Native American federal programs and non-profit sites.

NAHASDA - Indian Housing Plan Homepage

This is the Office of Native American Program's official site for Indian Housing Plan Submissions and Status Tracking. It contains the text of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 and related regulations, as well as, access to all publically available compliant plans. Part of this site is restricted to recipients.

Department of Interior

Department of Interior

Bureau of Indian Affairs

BIA is responsible for program administration for federally recognized Indian tribes, and for promoting Indian self-determination. BIA also has a trust responsibility emanating from treaties and other agreements with Native groups. Their WWW site includes a map of judicially established Indian land areas and a tribal leaders list, as well as links to other American Indian web sites. Please note: "Access to the DOI website has been restricted in compliance with a court order. Select DOI webpages will be made available to the public through a private internet service provider." 

Office of Indian Education Programs

OIEP provides quality education opportunities from early childhood throughout life in accordance with the Tribe's needs for cultural and economic well-being in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. ParkNet, the NPS website, provides information about the history, culture and natural resources of the various national parks. 

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

National Register of Historic Places

Tribal Preservation Program

The Tribal Preservation Program assists Indian tribes in preserving their historic properties and cultural traditions. The site includes information about grants, funding, training programs, and offers links to tribal websites. 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Office of Native American Liason serves as a point-of-contact for tribal conservation issues and develops guidance materials. The website can be searched by keyword. 

Department of Labor

Department of Labor

Division of Indian & Native American Programs

Sponsored by Employment & Training Administration, this website contains general information about the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and Native American Program.

Indian and Native American Welfare-to-Work Site

Also sponsored by ETA, this web site provides information about Welfare-to-Work grants, forms, regulations, and links to other sites.

Enviromental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

American Indian Environment Office

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates and oversees the development and implementation of environmental protection policies and programs in Indian Country. Information about programs, policies, laws, regulations, publications, tribal contacts and grants can be found at this web site.

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Indian Country

Information about the Municipal Solid Waste Program for Indian Country including financing, regulations, guidance, tribal programs, and links to other resources.

Tribal Environmental and Natural Resource Assistance Handbook

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Indian Environmental Office. "The handbook is intended to provide a central location for federal sources of both technical and financial assistance available to Tribes for environmental management."

Government Printing Office

Government Printing Office

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 25, Indians is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government about Native Americans and Native American affairs.  The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. Vol. 59-63 (1994-1998) are available online. The U.S. Code contains the codified general and permanent laws of the United States in effect as of January 16, 1996. Title 25 is the primary volume pertaining to Indians. 

Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service

Indian Tribal Governments

This office was established to assist Indian tribes with federal tax matters. The website contains information regarding current issues affecting tribal governments, links to forms and publications frequently requested by tribal governments, links to regulations and rulings published by the IRS as they relate to tribal governments and links to other resources.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian is "one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced." The twenty volume set, covering eighty tribes, was issued from 1907-1930. The set is part of the Library of Congress American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library. The volumes are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. The collection contains over 2000 illustrations and can be searched by keyword or browsed by subject, Native American tribe, geographic location, or volume.

National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives and Records Administration

Administration American Indians: A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications

Guide to the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs 

This is a guide to the National Archives federal records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1793 to1989.

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration

The Office of Native American Affairs

This office provides information for business development and administers the Tribal Business Information Centers project. The Tribal Business Information Centers provide "culturally-tailored" business development assistance to current and prospective small business owners.


Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges

U.S. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment (August 1995)


American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties) in part. Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler

Compiled by Oklahoma State University Library, Digital Publications. - news service

Native American Journalists Association

Tribal Historical Research Center: Oglala Lakota College Archives



Guide to USDA Programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives

A 1997 publication by the US Department of Agriculture available on the Web, identifies itself in the preface as, "an updated reference for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders and members, planners, community leaders, producers, and anyone else who works with American Indians on numerous USDA programs." The reference work is to be used to determine which USDA programs will best serve a tribe's needs, and for improving tribal access to the programs and services offered by USDA.