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Self-Actualization: The Desire to Become the Most that One Can Be
Division of Self-Determination Services (BIA)
The Division of Self-Determination Services in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) promotes and advocates maximum Indian participation in the programs and services conducted by the Federal Government for Indians while encouraging and supporting the development of tribal capacity to better manage the opportunities and responsibilities of self-determination.
Division of Tribal Government Services (BIA)
The Division of Tribal Government promotes awareness of tribal governmental responsibilities and processes and provides tribes with the resources they need to foster strong and stable tribal governments in exercising their rights as sovereign nations.
Tribal Historic Preservation Program (NPS)
The National Park Service (NPS) Tribal Preservation Program assists Indian tribes in preserving their historic properties and cultural traditions through the designation of Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) and through annual grant funding programs.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NPS)
Since 1990, Federal law has provided for the repatriation and disposition of certain Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. By enacting NAGPRA, Congress recognized that human remains of any ancestry "must at all times be treated with dignity and respect."
Resources for Higher Education
Environmental Protection in Indian Country (EPA)
Learn about environmental programs and issues involved with the tribal population and learn how you can take action.
Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (EPA)
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act. This act authorized EPA to provide General Assistance Program (GAP) grants to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia for planning, developing and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, and for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples (EPA)
EPA’s tribal program and environmental justice (EJ) programs focus on helping federally recognized tribes develop their own environmental programs.
Resources for Communication and Internet Services
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Tribal Broadband (BIA)
Connecting Indian Country to broadband and energy transmission throughout reservations, pueblos, villages, and communities, is a priority of Indian Affairs. The digital divide in Indian Country will continue to grow, absent any federal assistance.
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