The World War II period of relocation and the post-War termination era of the 1950s led to the activism of the 1960s and 1970s that saw the takeover of the BIA’s headquarters and resulted in the creation of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Artman, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin (2007-2008); Larry Echo Hawk, Pawnee (2009-2012); Kevin K. The past thirty years have also seen the largest increase in the number of American Indian and Alaska Native people working for the BIA.The Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 along with the Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act have fundamentally changed how the Federal Government and the tribes conduct business with each other. Constitution describes Congress's powers over Indian affairs: "To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes." The BIA, one of the oldest bureaus in the Federal government, was administratively established by Secretary of War John C. For years thereafter, the Bureau was known variously as the Indian office, the Indian bureau, the Indian department, and the Indian Service. Currently, most of its employees are American Indian or Alaska Native, representing a number larger than at any time in its history.

Internships for Native American graduate students at the Smithsonian Institute who are pursuing an independently designed research project. Scholarship for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American incoming freshmen enrolled full-time at an accredited postsecondary institution. Scholarship for African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander, or Hispanic students who are entering college freshmen at an accredited college or university in the U. Recipients must sign a Declaration of Intent to seek entry into the teaching program.

Preference will be given to Native American applicants.

Scholarship for Native American undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited postsecondary institution in the U. pursuing studies in Math, Engineering, Science (all the medical fields), Business, Education, and Computers in the U. Students must be a minimum 1/4 degree American Indian, be an enrolled member of a U. tribe, have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and strong commitment to the Indian community.

Selection based on academic achievement, test scores and leadership abilities. Program includes ongoing communications and support between selected scholars and staff of the American Indian College Fund.

Student must commit to internship for 10 weeks in the summer and 15 weeks during semester. Scholarship for residents of Lee, Monroe, Chickasaw, Pontotog, Prentiss, Itawamba or Union County, Mississippi who are incoming freshmen at Georgia Institute of Technology. Scholarship for incoming/continuing students enrolled at the Catholic University of America-Columbus School of Law. Due dates are: Summer-February 1st; Fall-February 1st; and Spring-October 1st. Students must be Choctaw Honors Scholars, demonstrate academic achievement, and an interest in Native American activities. Internships for Asian/Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, Black/African-American, American Indian/Native-American, or Multi-Racial, Multi-Ethnic college juniors, seniors, or graduate students enrolled at a postsecondary institution. Scholarship for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic California residents who are Student California Teachers Association (SCTA)/California Teachers Association (CTA) members or dependents of current, retired, or deceased members and are enrolled full-time at a postsecondary institution pursuing a teaching related career. Proof of membership and a personal statement must be included with application packet.

Stipends are 0 per day up to 21 days or 0 per week for a 3-10 week program, with a travel allowance and small research allowance included. Annual award for Choctaw Indian undergraduate students enrolled at Oklahoma City University. citizens/permanent residents and have a minimum 2.7 CGPA. Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, financial need, be U. citizens/permanent residents, and demonstrate leadership skills. Contact the Division of Education, Psychology and Technology or the Financial Aid Office for more information.

HRSA creates opportunities for collaboration between Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities and tribal organizations to improve access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

These natural partners provide comprehensive, culturally acceptable, accessible, affordable health care to improve the lives of tribal populations.

During the 20th century, three Sailors of American Indian heritage received the Medal of Honor -- including Navy Cmdr. Evans, of Cherokee and Creek ancestry, who was awarded the medal posthumously for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf while commanding destroyer USS Johnston (DD 557) Oct. Petty Officer 1st Class James Elliot Williams, a South Carolina Cherokee, received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions as a river patrol boat commander in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta Oct. He is the most decorated enlisted Sailor in Navy history.