Resources for Native American Veterans
One of my key goals as your U.S. Senator is to make sure all veterans have access to the support and benefits they earned. And an important part of this mission is making sure services and benefits are reaching Native American veterans, who serve in the military at a higher rate than any other ethnic group.
In June, I held my first Native American Veterans Summit in Bismarck, where more than 140 Native veterans and advocates participated. We had a frank discussion about the challenges Native American veterans face in accessing health care and applying for benefits, and it was clear we need to do a better job connecting Native American veterans with helpful information.
In response to such challenges, I pledged to create a one-stop-shop resource on my website to help answer Native veterans’ questions. This webpage provides links to information about health care, disability, and education benefits, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. It also provides helpful contact information for local, regional, and national VA facilities. In coming months, a schedule of upcoming events for Native American veterans will be added, as well as other information.
Heitkamp's Recent Work for Native American Veterans
|6/23/15||Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding for Job Training for Native Veterans at Standing Rock|
|1/22/15||Heitkamp Re-introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Lives of Native Children|
|11/11/14||Heitkamp Statement on Veterans Day|
|11/7/14||A Promise This Veterans Day|
|7/29/14||Heitkamp: Confirmation of New VA Secretary is a Good Step to Helping Restore Trust in Agency|
|7/25/14||Heitkamp Launches New One-Stop-Shop Webpage for Native American Veterans|