American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in higher numbers than any ethnic group. Each year CalVet increases efforts to locate and assist American Indian Veterans. Tribal Veteran Representatives (TVR) and Tribal Outreach Workers (TOW) provide outreach, advocacy, support and guidance necessary to ensure that California American Indian veterans, including those in living in rural areas, receive the benefits they are entitled to and the services they need. TVRs and TOWs help deepen the government's relationship with tribal leaders, help CalVet better understand when traditional tribal beliefs conflict with CalVet policy or practice, and help remove impediments that could affect American Indian Veterans' access of benefits.
The California Indian Health Service (CAIHS) and CalVet are working together to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. The primary goal of the CAIHS is to raise the health status of Native Americans to the highest possible level. To achieve this goal, the CAIHS supports tribal governments and urban communities in the development and administration of comprehensive healthcare delivery systems that meet the needs of Native Americans in California.
VA consults with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop partnerships that enhance access to services and benefits by Veterans and their families. VA is committed to ensuring that Native American Veterans and their families are able to utilize all benefits and services they are entitled to receive.
Native American Direct Loan Program
The Native American Direct Loan program helps eligible Native American Veterans finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land or reduce the interest rate on such a VA loan.
Office of Tribal Government Relations
The VA Office of Tribal Government Relations consults with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop partnerships that enhance access to services and benefits by Veterans and their families.
VA to Recognize Tribal Organizations as Veteran Representatives
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants; Delay of Effective Date
New federal Program to House Homeless Native American Veterans
Native American Veterans Association
American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Monument
National Congress of American Indians