Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians This is the official page of Indian Affairs' Bureau of Trust Funds Administration.

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During this holiday season! If you, or anyone you know may be experiencing an issue related to mental health or needing ...
12/23/2021

During this holiday season! If you, or anyone you know may be experiencing an issue related to mental health or needing additional support to make it through tough times. Resources are available, please contact any of the following services.

During this holiday season! If you, or anyone you know may be experiencing an issue related to mental health or needing additional support to make it through tough times. Resources are available, please contact any of the following services.

12/23/2021

During this holiday season, it is important to remember to check in on yourself & your loved ones. Stress during this time of year can be overwhelming, but you can find emotional support. The Lifeline is available 24/7 across the U.S. Call 1-800-273-8255 or VISIT: https://bit.ly/2wbzmdt

12/22/2021
12/22/2021

For more details on these topics and info on how to submit your comments, visit https://go.usa.gov/xeuf3. Input from Tribal leaders is critical as we work to uphold our trust and treaty responsibilities.

12/21/2021

According to the The United States Department of Justice, American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and murdered at a rate of more than 10x the national average.

A new Bureau of Indian Affairs website has launched to address this crisis that is devastating Tribal communities. https://www.bia.gov/service/mmu

12/21/2021

Happy first day of winter!

Today marks the winter solstice – which marks the beginning of astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere. As the temperatures drop, nature creates a whole new world in parks. Only in winter can you see and experience some of the truly unique wonders. A little cold only adds to the fun outdoor adventures you can have during winter. Grab your ice skates, snow shoes, or cross country skis and feel like you’re gliding through a snow globe. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/articles/winter-listicle.htm

Photo of a snow-covered trees and mountains at California's Yosemite National Park by Yu Shi (www.sharetheexperience.org).

@IATrustFunds BTFA has a new website design! Check it out at: www.doi.gov/ost. It has great information about the Bureau...
12/20/2021
We Excel, Native America Prospers.

@IATrustFunds BTFA has a new website design! Check it out at: www.doi.gov/ost. It has great information about the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA). A must for IIM account holders!

The Bureau of Trust Funds Administration provides oversight, reform, and coordination of the policies, procedures, systems and practices used by various agencies to manage Indian trust assets.

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12/20/2021

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The 2022 Native Youth Leadership Summit is an opportunity for the next generation of leaders to join sessions hosted by the NCAI Youth Commission during the Executive Council Winter Session.

Register for #NCAIECWS2022 now: https://bit.ly/3yJLeDx

12/20/2021

The FY 2022 CDFI Program & NACA Program Application Round is just around the corner.

Join CDFI for the webinar on January 10th, 2022 to learn more about the programs and application process.

https://www.cdfifund.gov/node/1012591

Empowerment Workshops
12/16/2021
Empowerment Workshops

Empowerment Workshops

Native entrepreneurs and small business owners help build healthy economies in Indian Country. Whether you are a new or established Native entrepreneur, we are your bridge to growth, learning, and success.

12/16/2021

Stuck behind a slow bison for 30 minutes. Finally get to your turn. Slow bison takes same turn. D’oh!

Bison can be fast and furious. They can also be slow and serious. They also have never heard of turn signal. (That’s right, Bob! You herd that!) Give ‘em a break. Literally! Walking in deep snow can be difficult for anyone. Bison use their strong necks to push forward and make a path, their shaggy faces keep them from getting too cold and they usually take turns leading the way. These adaptations allow them to thrive in the harsh winter conditions of parks like Yellowstone.

Image: Fast and Furious: Bison Drift! A line of bison push snow around to make a path, and then play 'follow the leader' to conserve energy at Yellowstone National Park. NPS/Jim Peaco

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12/16/2021

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The 2022-2023 Academic Year Cobell Scholarship opportunities are now available!

Start your application at Cobellscholar.org!

12/16/2021

Charles F. "Chuck" Sams III was ceremonially sworn in today as next National Park Service Director. As Director, Sams will oversee the management of the National Park Service System, which includes 423 parks covering more than 85 million acres.

Sams is Cayuse and Walla Walla and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Northeast Oregon, where he grew up. He also has blood ties to the Cocopah and Yankton Sioux. He has worked in state and tribal governments, as well as in natural resource and conservation management, for more than 25 years. He is also a Navy veteran and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, as well as a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous peoples law.

“The origin stories and traditions of my people teach that stewardship of our lands and places is a sacred responsibility for this and future generations. I’ve worked in natural resource and conservation management for nearly 30 years, and I’m so honored to be joining national park staff in carrying out the National Park Service mission,” said Director Sams.

Learn more: nps.gov/orgs/1207/director-chuck-sams-sworn-in.htm

Image: Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III was ceremonially sworn in as Director of the National Park Service (NPS) by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in front of Lincoln Memorial.

FYI: Tribal Nations please alert tribal members that funding is available from the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Progr...
12/15/2021
Emergency Broadband Benefit

FYI: Tribal Nations please alert tribal members that funding is available from the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for individual households to help pay for Internet connectivity during the pandemic and beyond!

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Attention #Crow landowners! The #LandBuyBackProgram will be back soon. Are you ready? Call the Trust Beneficiary Call Ce...
12/14/2021

Attention #Crow landowners! The #LandBuyBackProgram will be back soon. Are you ready? Call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 to hear options for your fractional land interests and to update your contact info. Visit www.doi.gov/buybackprogram. #CrowReservation

Attention #Crow landowners! The #LandBuyBackProgram will be back soon. Are you ready? Call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 1-888-678-6836 to hear options for your fractional land interests and to update your contact info. Visit www.doi.gov/buybackprogram. #CrowReservation

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12/14/2021

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Attention graduate students! One month remaining to submit your applications for the 2022 Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit cobellscholar.org. #CobellScholars #IEI #NativeStudents #NativeResearchers

12/02/2021

Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is such a vital cultural landscape to many Tribal Nations.

Filled with thousands of important cultural sites such as rock art and ancient cliff dwellings, this sacred place protects the history of hundreds of generations of Native peoples.

In October, President Biden restored protections to this national monument, as well as two others. Learn more: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/administration-leaders-applaud-president-bidens-restoration-national-monuments

Photo by Dustin Baugh (sharetheexperience.org)

11/29/2021

Seven new Tribal Historic Preservation
agreements were completed and signed with Tribes in seven states in 2021. The National Park Service welcomes the following new Tribal Historic Preservation partners:


Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Texas

Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado

Resighini Rancheria, California

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah

Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico

Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada

The Tribal Historic Preservation Program assists tribes in strengthening their historic preservation programs managed through Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) on tribal lands. With 574 federally recognized tribes, continued engagement with Tribes supports many potential new THPO programs. Learn more at: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/2021-thpo-agreements.htm

Image: THPO Staff of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. (left to right) Xavier Watts, NAGPRA Technician; Cassandra Atencio, Deputy THPO; Garrett W. Briggs, THPO.
Lindsay Box, Tribal Council Communications Specialist

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

From our @IATrustFunds BTFA family to yours, have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving.
11/24/2021

From our @IATrustFunds BTFA family to yours, have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving.

From our @IATrustFunds BTFA family to yours, have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving.

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11/23/2021

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"Wherever we stand on this continent, we stand on Native land."

We recognize that indigenous peoples are the first land managers of this country and are renewing our efforts to work with the governments of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read more about our history and this renewed focus in a piece by our director of the Office of Tribal Relations, Reed Robinson. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth https://www.fs.usda.gov/inside-fs/leadership/rising-meet-moment-history-forest-service-tribal-land-stewardship

11/22/2021

On Red Shawl Day, our park staff are wearing red shawls to bring attention to the horrible acts of violence committed against Indigenous peoples, particularly women and children.

Join the conversation and help raise awareness by wearing red and using #RedShawlDay and #RedShawlWeek.

Photo: A group of 11 park rangers wearing red shawls standing in front of the Visitor Center building.

Zachary Whitlow/NPS Photo

#Bandelier #BandelierNationalMonument #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

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Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

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