Native American Affairs

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Native American Affairs

The Reclamation Program was established in 1902 to help foster economic development in the 17 Western States by developing and building water supply projects. Today, the Bureau of Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency with numerous programs, initiatives and activities to help meet new water needs and balance the multitude of competing uses of water in the West.

Reclamation is committed to increasing opportunities for Indians to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources. The activities supporting these opportunities, sometimes informally referred to collectively as the “Native American Program,” is a collaborative, coordinated, integrated function in Reclamation.

The Native American Affairs Program, which is a formal program funded through the Native American Affairs line item in Reclamation’s budget, is a small but integral part of the overall Native American Program. The Native American and International Affairs Office in the Commissioner's Office serves as the central coordination point for the Native American Affairs Program and lead for policy guidance for Native American issues in Reclamation.

Additional information about Reclamation’s Native American Program can be found by clicking the links on this page.   Information about Native American Program activities for a specific region or the Commissioner's Office can be found by clicking on the appropriate area of the map below.

Information about other aspects of the Bureau of Reclamation can be found by clicking here.

A printable fact sheet on Reclamation's Native American Program, including key program contacts, is available by clicking here.

Great Plains Region Commissioner's Office - Washington, DC Pacific Northwest Region Commissioner's Office - Denver, CO Mid Pacific Region Great Plains Region Lower Colorado Region Upper Colorado Region Pacific Northwest Region Great Plains Region


Website Contacts:

General content and 638 inquiries -- Kelly Titensor at (202) 513-0558; 
NAP database -- Barbara Blackman at (202) 513-0624

Last Updated: 10/23/15