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Native American Direct Loan Program Webcast

On November 22, 2013: The Office of Tribal Government Relations and the VBA Loan Guaranty Office held a webcast on the Native American Direct Loan Program. More

VA Native American Direct Loan Program

The Native American Direct Loan program is a great option for Native American Veterans living on trust land. To learn more about the program, watch the video and visit the program’s website.

NADL Participating Tribes

Download a list of tribes participating in the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) Program.

VA and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Sign MOU for Home Loans to Veterans

The Memorandum of Understanding gives Native American Veterans and their spouses the opportunity to use their VA home loan guaranty benefit on Federal trust land. Read more »

NCA Tribal Cemetery Grant Information

Read more about this program.

National Native American Veterans Memorial

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.”

Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, gives a presentation on the National Native American Veterans Memorial on September 28, 2016.

Viist the National Native American Veterans Memorial website

Access to Care and Benefits
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card — Intended to enhance cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Covers regional differences; cultural customs; spirituality; communications styles; the role of veterans and the elderly, and health disparities, such as suicide.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service Memorandum of Understanding Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016
  • VA Health Benefits Reference Library
  • Alaska Veterans Outreach Video
  • Traditional Based Practices for American Indians/Alaska Native with SUDs — Dr. Dickerson, Inupiaq, from UCLA covers his study in the webinar, "Drum Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans" (DARTNA). Although his sample size is small, his study has promising results that demonstrate, as we know as Natives, that drumming with talking circles can be effective. Download the webinar handouts.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — Assisting American Indian Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Cope with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from Vietnam Veterans and the Writings of Jim Northrup
  • Veterans Resource Guide for Tribal Justice Systems (Third Edition) — Download opening letter and Guide.
  • Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists — Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.
Veterans’ Resources At-A-Glance

Web Resources

We have listed links here which we consider useful to our Native American community.

Video Resources

Archived Resources
  • Tribal Government 101: A reference for individuals working in Indian Country

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