The Census Bureau is one of 12 operating units of the Department of Commerce. All Census Bureau initiatives for American Indian and Alaska Native communities reflect the Commerce Department's 1995 American Indian and Alaska Native Policy.
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is a national private 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., that provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States.
Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields — as students, professionals, mentors and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with precollege programs, progresses into collegiate life, and continues into the professional years of members and into retirement.
Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants or compacts) to about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.
The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex.