An Eastern Band Cherokee Veteran built a family mountain home using the VBA Native American Direct Loan mortgage product. Learn more about how you can take advantage of this benefit.
Consultation facilitates tribal engagement and input in VA policies, programs and services that may affect Veterans living in Indian Country and tribal governments. The focus: establishing and sustaining enduring, trusting relationships necessary to serve our Nation’s heroes.
We help ensure Indian Country's Veterans know what VA offers Veterans and how to access the full range of services and benefits our Veterans have courageously earned through their service. Learn more about OTGR.
About VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR)
The OTGR team works to strengthen and build closer relations between the VA, tribal governments and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country. Read more...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning recognition for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking would allow the VA Secretary to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The proposed rule would allow a tribal organization that is established and funded by one or more tribal governments to be recognized for the purpose of providing assistance on VA benefit claims. In addition, the proposed rule would allow an employee of a tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization in a similar manner as a County Veterans' Service Officer (CVSO) may become accredited through a recognized State organization.
See the Upcoming Events page for more information.
VA Office of Rural Health: Rural Connection Newsletter (article on page 11)
Up-to-date and comprehensive information on this program can be found on the Reimbursement Agreement page.
Brandon brought the war home with him. With help from VA, he’s turned his life around. Share his story to help other Veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) consults with tribal governments in order to facilitate tribal engagement and input in VA policies, programs and services that may affect Veterans living in Indian Country and tribal governments. Tribal Consultation is either formal, or informal in nature, with a focus on emphasizing the importance of establishing and sustaining enduring, trusting relationships necessary to serve our Nation’s heroes.
See the Tribal Consultation page for more information.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has been charged by Congress with establishing a National Native American Veterans Memorial, to give “all Americans the opportunity to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans in the Armed Forces of the United States.” view website
Did you know that three VA hospitals are named after American Indian Veterans? Click here to find out which ones.