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Tribal Nations

The U.S. Department of the Interior upholds its trust responsibilities to foster the government-to-government relationship between the federal government and the federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes.

The Department is committed to tribal prosperity and to helping address challenges in the areas of economic development, education, and law enforcement. The Department supports Indian self-determination to ensure that tribes have a strong voice in shaping federal policies that directly impact their ability to govern themselves and provide for the safety, education and economic security of their citizens. The Department provides services directly, or through contracts, grants or compacts, to 567 federally recognized tribes with a combined service population of approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.