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Violence Against American Indian and Alaskan Native Women: Program of Research

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The Office of Native American Affairs mission is to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency's entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), U.S. Department of the Interior, was created by Congress in 1935 to promote the economic development of federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives (Indians) through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market.

The Bureau of Trust Funds Administration provides banking and investment services to Native American beneficiaries who earn royalty income and other monies from activities on Federally managed land. The Bureau of Trust Funds Administration also maintains the official archive of American Indian Records. This program safeguards millions of original, historic documents that detail the Federal government’s treaty obligations to Native Americans.  

The National Indian Gaming Commission was created in 1988 with the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), which was enacted to support and promote tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments through the operation of gaming on Indian lands. The Act provides a statutory basis for the federal regulation of Indian gaming. IGRA establishes the Commission to regulate and support tribal gaming as a means of generating revenue for tribal communities. See 25 U.S. Code Sec. 2704.


The National Institute of Justice's tribal crime and justice portfolio aims to (1) provide an accurate reporting of crime and violence; (2) provide reliable, valid estimates of the scope of the problem; and (3) identify barriers to and possible solutions for dealing with these significant public safety issues.

The mission of the Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) shall be to provide a principal point of contact within the Department of Justice to listen to the concerns of Indian Tribes and to communicate the Department's policies to the Tribes and the public; to promote internal uniformity of Department of Justice policies and litigation positions relating to Indian county; and to coordinate with other Federal agencies and with State and local governments on their initiatives in Indian country. Additional information about OTJ responsibilities can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations

A subdivision of the DOJ's Office of Tribal Justice that encourages consultation with tribal leaders and tribal designees to identify criminal justice policy issues and tribal priorities to support tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. 

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An educational, entertainment, and informational radio show and podcast presenting an Indigenous view on American history, politics, and culture, and how those things impact and shape Native American lives.

This podcast features discussions on Indigenous history, politics, and culture from a left perspective. 


An independent nonprofit, multimedia news enterprise. Their digital platform covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Bringing forward current news and thought-provoking journalism, while bringing people closer together by broadening perspectives of Native American peoples, marginalized by traditional stereotypical images.


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A listing of some of the most popular Native American law "blawgs" (legal blogs) currently online.