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
|9/8/17||Heitkamp Announces Federal Funding to Establish a Tribal Veterans Cemetery in Standing Rock|
|5/29/17||Heitkamp Honors Fallen Servicemembers at ND National Guard Memorial Day Ceremony|
|5/23/17||Heitkamp: Rural America is Not a Priority in President’s Budget – and North Dakotans Deserve Better|
|7/1/16||Heitkamp: Ahead of Independence Day, New National VA Cemetery in Fargo is Welcome News|
|1/4/16||Heitkamp Announces Federal Housing Support for Native American Veterans|
|10/13/15||Heitkamp Hosts Second Summit to Connect Native Veterans with Top Officials, Resources, Support|