Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse

IASA Federal Partners - HHS, DOI, DOJ

Coordinating across federal agencies responsible to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI's (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ's (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice) and HHS' (IHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country)

Latest from OIASA

Prevention & Recovery Newsletter (Winter 2013)

Featured Resource: NewsletterThe Winter 2013 issue of "Prevention & Recovery" newsletter is now available for download. This issue contains information on preventing impaired driving during the holiday season, an introduction to Rob Robinson, SAMHSA's new OIASA Director, a response to violence and abuse on tribal colleges and university campuses, events, announcements, and much more.

Download the Winter 2013 issue of the quarterly newsletter Prevention & Recovery: A Multi-Agency Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration (PDF 2.8MB).

Visit the Prevention & Recovery Archive for past issues.

That's My People

Originally hosted at the Department of Justice at
"That's My People" is a public service announcement (PSA) developed at the 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit (NIYS). The PSA represents many voices and vocalizes issues that tribal youth across all regions identified as important to address in their communities. It was filmed on site during the NIYS at the Santa Fe Indian School.

Featured Resources

Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs

Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs [PDF 328KB]

Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

Featured Resource: Working with Tribal Governments TrainingThis training curriculum along with several resources has been developed to provide federal employees with skills and knowledge they can use to work more effectively with tribal governments.

Learn more about working effectively with tribal governments.

CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness

Featured Resource: CultureCardThe Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse' current featured resource is "CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness". It is 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.

You can download this free document by visiting the SAMHSA publications store.

Last updated: 01/22/2013