Link to the latest Directory of 566 Recognized Tribes

13 02 2014

Click to access idc1-023759.pdf

Don Chalmers

SparrowHawk Consulting

Tribal Heritage Grants-Due March 21, 2014

12 02 2014

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.

From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian tribes. It focuses on what they are most concerned with protecting – Native language, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.

Since 1990, more than $17 million has been awarded to over 460 Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

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2014 CTAS Announced-Deadline is March 24, 2014!

10 02 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. This solicitation provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues and to apply for funding. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. The application deadline is 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 24, 2014.

We have helped Tribes secure nearly $6 million in CTAS funds. For further information on how we assist your Tribe please contact us at or 800-398-9048 or use the contact form below.

FY 2014 CTAS Fact Sheet

The Department’s Tribal government-specific competitive grant programs outlined in this solicitation are referred to as Purpose Areas. Applicants may apply for funding under the Purpose Area(s) that best addresses Tribes’ concerns related to public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, and the needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence. Below is a snapshot of the Purpose Areas. See detailed information for each Purpose Area in Part F of the solicitation:

Public Safety and Community Policing (COPS)
Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning (BJA)
Justice Systems, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BJA)
Corrections and Correctional Alternatives (BJA)
Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program (OVW)
Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (OVC)
Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program (OVC)
Juvenile Justice (OJJDP)
Tribal Youth Program (OJJDP)


Gates Foundation–Partnering for the Future: Investing in Native Student Success Project-Due April 1!!

6 02 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) to increase the success of Native American students in Washington State and the greater Portland, Oregon area. If your program is aligned with the identified goals and priority programs outlined in the attached guidelines, we invite you to submit a proposal by 5pm on April 1, 2014.

 Please note that the foundation’s new submission process requires applicants to complete the foundation’s RFP template which can be downloaded through our online grant application tool, Unison: If you have technical questions about the proposal submission process, please contact Nelson Khov at

Program Officer LiLi Liu is responsible for managing the application process and grant investments but will not be able to provide individual guidance on program content due to the high volume of requests, as well as to ensure an unbiased selection process. If you have questions related to the identified goals, priority programs, or proposal questions, we encourage your participation in two Information Sessions co-hosted by the Gates Foundation and Potlatch Fund on February 26th and March 19th via teleconference.

 For assistance in preparing a competitive proposal please contact us at

Three Tribes to Begin Exercising Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Over All Offenders, Including Non-Indians, Under VAWA Pilot

6 02 2014

Congratulations to Umatilla, Pascua Yaqui and Tulalip!

On February 6, 2014, the Department of Justice announced its first round of approvals of tribes who applied to implement special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, under the Pilot Project on an accelerated basis. The three tribes are (in alphabetical order) the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and the Tulalip Tribes. Under the VAWA Pilot Project, these three tribes will be able to exercise criminal jurisdiction over certain crimes of domestic violence and dating violence, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status.

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