Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

Federal Indian Law and Policy

Economic Development laws

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The Indian Financing Act of 1974 stimulates and increases Indian entrepreneurship and employment through the establishment, acquisition or expansion of Indian-owned economic enterprises. Programs include loan guarantees and loan and bond insurance. (25 U.S.C. 1498, 1511)

The Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, or P.L. 102-477, as amended by the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act of 2000, authorizes the programmatic integration of employment, training, and related services provided by tribal governments to demonstrate how tribes can improve the effectiveness of services, reduce joblessness in Indian communities and serve tribally determined goals. (25 U.S.C. 3401 et seq.)

The Indian Mineral Development Act and the Indian Energy Policy Act of 2005 streamline the planning and authorization for development of energy and mineral resources held in trust for the benefit of Indian owners. (25 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.)

Native American Program Act of 1974, as amended, was intended to promote the goal of economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, other Native American Pacific Islanders (including American Samoan Natives), and Alaska Natives. (42 U.S.C. 299 et seq.)

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