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Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Information

In This Section:

H1N1 Flu Questions & Answers
Information for Employees & Their Families
Guidance for Bureau and Office Emergency Planners
Information for Supervisors & Human Resource Offices
H1N1 Flu & Seasonal Flu Vaccines
H1N1 Flu Case Reporting
Guidance on Public Gatherings and Meetings
Information Technology Guidance Related to 2009 H1N1 Flu
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Information
Bureau of Indian Education Schools
Office of Insular Affairs and Insular Areas Information
Guidance for Wildland Fire Personnel
Law Enforcement
Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel
Respirators, Masks & Other Occupational Health Issues
Additional Pandemic H1N1 Flu Websites & Points of Contact

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) responsibility is the administration and management of 55.7 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian Tribes, and Alaska Natives. There are 562 Federally recognized Tribal governments in the United States.

IHS_Logo2The Indian Health Service (IHS) pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza update and information center website contains influenza information from HHS and IHS, including:

  • Individual and family preparedness guidance
  • Clinical and public health guidance
  • Weekly epidemiology updates on the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) situation in IHS from the IHS Influenza Awareness System (IIAS)
  • Announcements from HHS and IHS leadership
    • Including the Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius letter to Tribal leaders on October 7, 2009 providing them with the "2009 H1N1 Influenza Planning and Response: Resource Guide for American Indian/Alaskan Native Tribal Governments" to help Tribal governments and communities prepare for and respond to the 2009 H1N1 Flu pandemic
    • Other useful information on influenza surveillance, mitigation, vaccination communication and education
In addition, the CDC "Preparing Tribal Nations to Receive Strategic National Stockpile Assets" brochure provides information and guidance to Tribes on the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and the actions Tribal communities need to take to request, receive and distribute their portion of the SNS.