Native American Heritage Month

Arizona’s First Congressional District is home to 12 Indian Nations and Tribes. As a member of the Congressional Native American Caucus, I am focused on finding solutions to the unique issues facing tribal communities and am working to address the ways in which many overarching issues disproportionately affect tribal communities. 

This Native American Heritage Month, and every month, I am working with my colleagues across the aisle to protect and strengthen tribal sovereignty, improve access to quality health care for tribal communities, and ensure that the federal government is investing in infrastructure and economic growth projects that benefit these communities. We must repeal archaic, racist laws related to Indian Tribes, ensure we are adequately funding BIE schools, and reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. To learn more about my work, visit my Tribal Sovereignty page.

I am also working to clean up and remediate abandoned uranium mines that have negatively affected the health and wellbeing of many tribal communities for decades.

I have a dedicated tribal staff that works directly with tribal communities. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of my offices if you need assistance with a federal agency or program.

RESOURCES

AZ-01 TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS

GRANTS

HEALTH

COVID-19

Information on the coronavirus from the Indian Health Service (IHS), HERE.

FEMA assistance for Tribal Governments, HERE

O'Halleran has a dedicated tribal staff. For contact information, call one of his Arizona offices. Contact information, HERE

Coronavirus Tribal Funding Information from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) can be found HERE and HERE.

BIA has developed a website for information and resources on the COVID-19 outbreak and information for tribal governments and schools, available HERE.

HISTORY

Native American Heritage Month

  • Events, historical resources, and information
    • Provided in part by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Honoring Native American Soldiers' World War I Service
    • The National Archives’ tribute to the contributions of Native American servicemembers.

ORGANIZATIONS