Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of the Interior
ADDRESS: 1849 C St. NW Washington, DC 20240
PHONE: (202) 208-7163
FAX: (202) 208-6334
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Kevin Gover
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is entrusted with the safety, supervision, and economic development of American Indians and Alaskan Natives living on tribal lands held in trust by the federal government. The primary goals of the bureau are to provide for educational opportunity and economic advancement for American Indians. It is the mission of the BIA to see that tribal welfare and stability are an integral part of federal policy.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is a division of the Department of the Interior. The assistant secretary for Indian affairs is the director of the agency and is appointed by the president in conjunction with the secretary of the interior. The assistant secretary for Indian affairs is responsible for policy and program administration. The deputy commissioner of Indian affairs oversees the operation of 12 area offices, 83 agency...
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