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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

Video: 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 this video and visit the program's website at

NADL Participating Tribes

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

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 here.

Access to Care and Benefits

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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.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service Memorandum of Understanding Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016

VA Health Benefits Reference Library

VA Financial Distress/Copay Help Programs

Alaska Veterans Outreach Video

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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.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Veterans Resource Guide for Tribal Justice Systems (Third Edition)

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

The Health Eligibility Center (HEC)

VA Reaches Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Programs with Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training Program

Office of Tribal Government Relations Quick Reference

HUD Office of Native American Programs/Tribal HUD-VASH

USDA Veterans' Resources

Training Materials

Presentations and reference materials from past training summits are available here.

Resources on the Web

We have listed links here which we consider useful to our Native American community.Veterans Health Administration (VHA)


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