U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
The Department of Commerce (www.commerce.gov/) has worked closely with American Indian and Alaskan Native communities
for over 35 years. Its mission is to promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans through economic growth,
technological competitiveness, and sustainable development. The Department works with nearly every priority area within tribal communities,
including economic development, infrastructure, and natural resource management.
When you visit the websites of this government agency or
organization, you will be leaving the Federal Communications Commission's website. If you have questions concerning the information contained
on these sites, please contact the specific government agency.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
The Minority Business Development Agency provides management and technical assistance for Native American businesses through its Native
American Business Development Centers
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
A bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the President's
principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues, and in this role frequently works with other Executive Branch
agencies to develop and present the Administration's position on these issues. Since its creation in 1978, NTIA has been at the cutting
edge of critical issues. In addition to representing the Executive Branch in both domestic and international telecommunications and
information policy activities, NTIA also manages the Federal use of spectrum; performs cutting-edge telecommunications research and
engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the Federal government and private sector; and administers
infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
The Census Bureau - known as "the nation's fact finder" - conducts the decennial census of population and housing, demographic and
economic censuses, and more than 200 annual surveys, many of them for other government agencies. The Census Bureau's population counts
are used as one element in deciding the distribution of billions in federal grant money. At their website you will find data on the
American Indian and Alaska Native population including statistics on language, housing and various social and economic characteristics.