The U.S. government officially recognizes more than 500 Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. These federally recognized tribes are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, either directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides contact information for each tribe's Tribal Leader through an interactive map.
Prepare and carry out a tribal-wide historic preservation plan
Assist federal agencies with reviewing undertakings on tribal lands
When a federal agency reviews a project on tribal land, it must consult the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (for federally recognized tribes)—or a designated representative (for non-federally recognized tribes). Federal agencies also must consult with Indian tribes that attach religious and cultural significance to historic properties, regardless of their location.
Indian Health Service Employment—Outlines the law that requires the Indian Health Service to provide absolute preference in employment to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
Crime Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice—Tribal Justice and Safety initiative to support public safety, victim services, and crime prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Crime Prevention, Bureau of Indian Affairs—Office of Justice Services law enforcement programs in Indian communities and on reservations.
Money and Laws
Indian Trust Program—Consists of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for individual American Indians, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives. If you have questions about Indian trust funds or assets, contact your local Fiduciary Trust Officer, or call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 (toll free).