Tribal Affairs

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. 

Three recommended tips: 

  •  Make a family communications plan.
  •  Create or purchase an emergency supply kit.
  •  Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur, the appropriate responses, and where to get vital information during emergencies.
For additional details on how to prepare visit: Indian Country

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.