There are 568 federally
recognized tribes in the United States. Of these 229 are located in Alaska and
the remainder are spread across 33 other states. The 2010 U.S. Census reported 2.9 million people with pure American
Indian and Alaska Native ancestry. Native Americans of mixed race totaled 2.3
million. The combined U.S. population
in 2010 was 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Is your Tribe Preparedness Ready?
Good preparations today
can decrease fear, reduce losses, and speed recovery in a time of disaster or
emergency. Ready Indian Country is a campaign to encourage Tribal Nations
to prepare for disasters. The program’s goal is to collaborate with tribal
governments to build emergency management capability and partnerships to ensure
continued survival of Tribal nations and communities.
For additional details
on how to prepare visit: Indian Country
- Make a family communications
- Create or purchase an emergency
- Be informed about the different
types of emergencies that could occur, the appropriate responses, and
where to get vital information during emergencies.
Protect your Tribe with Training
The Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security offer several regularly scheduled courses that can also be delivered to your jurisdiction upon request.
FEMA provides no-cost training for tribal leaders, emergency planners, first responders, and others. The Tribal Curriculum is a series of courses designed with Tribal people, for Tribal Governments, in order to meet the unique emergency management needs of these Sovereign Nations with regard to tribal culture, tradition, sovereignty and governance.
The Tribal Curriculum has grown to five courses and the feather logo has become synonymous with high quality and culturally appropriate emergency management training to meet the needs of Indian Country.