• Continue reading More benefits claims support available to Native American Veterans

    June 27, 2022

    Veterans who are members of the Navajo Nation now have more options when it comes to support for pursuing benefits claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Continue reading VA makes it easier to buy a home on tribal land

    May 24, 2022

    VA is focusing on improving the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) by increasing outreach to Native American tribes. VA Loan Guaranty Service strives to ensure consistent open communication to all Native Americans on tribal land to improve the overall experience for the more than 70,000 Native American and Pacific Islander Veterans eligible for the program.

  • Continue reading How VA serves Native American Veterans

    November 17, 2021

    This November, VA celebrates Native American Heritage Month and recognizes Native American military Veterans. At VA, we are dedicated to ensuring Native American Veterans and members get the world-class benefits and services they have earned.

  • Continue reading Public can approach Tomb, see Native American Honor Guard

    November 1, 2021

    The public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. The flower ceremony will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 with representatives from the Crow Nation placing flowers at the Tomb. They will recite a prayer in honor of Chief Plenty Coups, who served as a scout for the U.S. Army.

  • Continue reading Borne the Battle #250: Marine Corps Veteran Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist, Lakota Warrior

    August 2, 2021

    In this 250th episode of Borne the Battle, Marine Corps Veteran and Olympic Gold Medalist and Lakota Warrior Billy Mills talks service, Olympics, and current work with Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

  • Continue reading #HonoringVets: Army Veteran Lori Piestewa

    November 29, 2020

    Lori Piestewa, a single mother of two, hoped to one day realize her goal of attaining a college degree. But in April 2003, she became the first Native American soldier and the first woman to die in the Iraq War. For this #NNAHM, we honor her service.

  • Continue reading Housing assistance programs get Veterans back on track

    October 2, 2019

    HUD-VASH is the Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing—a joint program between HUD and VA that assists Veterans and their families.

  • Continue reading VA events bring benefits to Veterans in 24 tribal communities

    February 21, 2019

    Purple Heart Recipient Edward Yazzie attends the June 14 VA Claims Event in Chinle, Arizona. This time last [...]

  • Continue reading Honoring the first people of America and the warriors who served to protect it

    November 21, 2018

      HARLINGEN, Texas -- VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB) recently held a special event in observance [...]

  • Continue reading Milwaukee VA Regional Office conducts claims clinic for tribal Veterans

    July 12, 2018

    The Milwaukee VA regional office collaborated withVA's Office of Tribal and Government Relations and VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service to assist Veterans with their VA claims was well as educate and promote awareness of VA benefits. 

  • Continue reading VA launches nationwide outreach campaign in tribal communities

    March 8, 2018

    Throughout 2018, VA is launching a nationwide campaign to roll out Veteran disability enrollment claim events collaboratively with 20 tribal communities. 

  • Continue reading Food donations keep Veterans healthy

    December 21, 2017

    In 2010, two nurses from the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center’s Community Outpatient Clinic in Texarkana, Ark., Delta Morris and Stephanie Greer, heard a Veteran say he did not have enough food for him and his wife.