ALBUQUERQUE — Roughly $133 million is expected to be made available to tribes to support Native American and Alaska Native crime victims who advocates say had been largely left out of a federal funding program for decades.

The appropriation for tribes was tucked into the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill approved last week, and comes as federal Native American programs and services overall are seeing a funding boost — including some that a year ago faced the prospect of drastic funding cutbacks initially proposed by the Trump administration.

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs budget, for example, will increase to more than $3 billion, up 7.1 percent from fiscal year 2017, according to an analysis from the National Congress of American Indians. The Indian Health Services is receiving $5.5 billion, a 10 percent spending increase over the previous year.



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