Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names Establishment; Request for Nominations, 1182-1183 [2022-00224]

Download as PDF 1182 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2022 / Notices American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1939, a large collection of items known as the Zimmerman collection was donated to History Nebraska. Among the items are the three sacred objects listed in this notice. Initially, this collection was loaned by Mary R. Zimmerman to History Nebraska in 1934; it became a donation upon her death in 1939. From 1898 to 1928, Dr. Charles F. Zimmerman and his wife Mary ‘‘Mollie’’ Zimmerman operated a drug store in Naper, Nebraska. Mr. Zimmerman was also employed by the United States Government Indian Medical Service. Museum records indicate that Charles amassed a collection of Native American objects through purchases and gifts. The three sacred objects listed in this notice are one eagle feather hand fan (object id 4364–278), one two-piece pipestone pipe [object id 4364–273–(1–2)], and one pair of beaded leggings [object id 4364–276–(1–2)]. According to the Museum’s donation records, the three items came from High Eagle, and is presumed to be Joseph High Eagle, the Oglala Sioux warrior, medicine man, and cousin of Crazy Horse. On October 14, 2021, Lilla Pearl Asmund requested the repatriation of the three items. She presented information to show that the items are sacred objects and that they had been owned by her great-grandfather, Joseph High Eagle. During consultation between History Nebraska and the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Tribe corroborated the information provided to the Museum by Lilla Pearl Asmund. Determinations Made by History Nebraska Officials of History Nebraska have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the three cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents; and • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3005(a)(5)(A) and 43 CFR 10.2(b)(1), Lilla Pearl Asmund is the direct lineal descendant of the individual who owned the sacred objects. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Jan 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Trisha Nelson, History Nebraska, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508–1651, telephone (402) 471–4760, email trisha.nelson@nebraska.gov, by February 9, 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects to Lilla Pearl Asmund may proceed. History Nebraska is responsible for notifying Lilla Pearl Asmund and the Oglala Sioux Tribe [previously listed as Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota] that this notice has been published. Dated: January 3, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–00225 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–D–COS–POL–33139; PPWODIREP0; PPMPSPD1Y.YM0000] Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names Establishment; Request for Nominations National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is establishing and seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names (Committee). The Committee will identify geographic names and Federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names. DATES: Nominations for the Committee must be submitted by February 24, 2022. SUMMARY: Nominations should be emailed to Joshua Winchell, Office of Policy, National Park Service, at joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, telephone number 202–641–4467, or email joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is established under the authority of the Secretary and regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2). The Committee’s duties are strictly advisory and consist of providing recommendations for implementation of Secretary’s Order No. 3405—Addressing Derogatory Geographic Names. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Duties shall include, but are not limited to (1) recommending to the Secretary changes to existing Federal land unit names and additional terms that may be considered derogatory and identifying resources required to implement any resulting name changes; (2) recommending to the Secretary a process to solicit, encourage, and assist proposals to change derogatory geographic names; and (3) soliciting proposals to replace derogatory geographic features and Federal land unit names from Indian Tribes, appropriate State and local governments, affected Federal agencies and departments, and members of the public. The term ‘‘Federal land unit’’ includes (1) National Forest System land; (2) a unit of the National Park System; (3) a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System; (4) any part of the National Landscape Conservation System; and (5) a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Committee will meet approximately two to four times per year. The Committee will consist of no more than 17 discretionary members to be appointed by the Secretary of whom, to the extent practicable: 1. At least four will be members of an Indian Tribe; 2. At least one will represent a Tribal organization; 3. At least one will represent a Native Hawaiian organization; 4. At least four will have backgrounds in civil rights or race relations; 5. At least four will have expertise in anthropology, cultural studies, geography, or history; and 6. At least three will represent the general public. Appointments will be on a staggered term basis for a term not to exceed 3 years. Nominations must include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department to contact a potential member. Members who are appointed to the Committee in their official capacity as Federal employees are subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. Members of the Committee appointed as special Government employees (SGEs) are subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. Additionally, SGE E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2022 / Notices members are required, prior to appointment and annually thereafter, to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. SGE members are also required to receive initial ethics training prior to performing any Committee duties and to receive annual ethics training thereafter. The Department will provide materials to those members serving as SGEs, explaining their ethical obligations. Non-Federal members of the Committee and subcommittees appointed as representatives are not subject to Federal ethics statutes and regulations. However, no non-Federal Committee or subcommittee members will participate in any Committee or subcommittee deliberations or votes relating to a specific party matter before the Department or its bureaus and offices including a lease, license, permit, contract, grant, claim, agreement, or litigation, in which the member or the entity the member represents has a direct financial interest. Members serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Committee as approved by the Designated Federal Officer, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence. In addition, the Committee will have ex-officio members including, but not limited to a Department of the Interior representative; a Department of Agriculture representative; a Department of Defense representative; and a Department of Commerce representative. Public Disclosure of Information: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information with your nomination, you should be aware that your entire nomination—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names is necessary, in the public interest, and is in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior and in furtherance of the National Park Service Organic Act (54 U.S.C. 100101 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Jan 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 U.S.C. 668dd), and other Acts applicable to specific bureaus. Authority: 5 U.S.C. appendix 2. Dated: December 28, 2021. Deb Haaland, Secretary, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2022–00224 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033207; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology, Buffalo, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology at the address in this notice by February 9, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas J. Perrelli, Ph.D., RPA, State University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology, 380 Academic Center, Ellicott Complex, Buffalo, NY 14261– 0026, telephone (716) 645–2297, email perrelli@buffalo.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1183 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology, Buffalo, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Village of Youngstown, Niagara County, NY. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Seneca Nation of Indians [previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York]. History and Description of the Remains From February through October of 1997, human remains representing, at minimum, 13 individuals were removed from burials located at the intersection of Jackson Street and Lower River Road/ Main Street in Youngstown, Niagara County, NY. Following excavation, the human remains were accessioned into the Marian E. White Anthropology Museum at the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology. The condition of the human remains varies as a result of their having been uncovered by heavy machinery. No known individuals were identified. The 100 associated funerary objects are 85 nail fragments, 10 chert flakes, one bullet, one shell button, two brass pins, and one glass fragment. Determinations Made by the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology Officials of the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the location and condition of the burials and the nature of the skeletal remains and dentition. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 13 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-D-COS-POL-33139; PPWODIREP0; PPMPSPD1Y.YM0000]


Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names 
Establishment; Request for Nominations

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is 
establishing and seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee on 
Reconciliation in Place Names (Committee). The Committee will identify 
geographic names and Federal land unit names that are considered 
derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names.

DATES: Nominations for the Committee must be submitted by February 24, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to Joshua Winchell, Office of 
Policy, National Park Service, at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, telephone number 202-
641-4467, or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is established under the 
authority of the Secretary and regulated by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2). The Committee's 
duties are strictly advisory and consist of providing recommendations 
for implementation of Secretary's Order No. 3405--Addressing Derogatory 
Geographic Names.
    Duties shall include, but are not limited to (1) recommending to 
the Secretary changes to existing Federal land unit names and 
additional terms that may be considered derogatory and identifying 
resources required to implement any resulting name changes; (2) 
recommending to the Secretary a process to solicit, encourage, and 
assist proposals to change derogatory geographic names; and (3) 
soliciting proposals to replace derogatory geographic features and 
Federal land unit names from Indian Tribes, appropriate State and local 
governments, affected Federal agencies and departments, and members of 
the public.
    The term ``Federal land unit'' includes (1) National Forest System 
land; (2) a unit of the National Park System; (3) a component of the 
National Wilderness Preservation System; (4) any part of the National 
Landscape Conservation System; and (5) a unit of the National Wildlife 
Refuge System.
    The Committee will meet approximately two to four times per year. 
The Committee will consist of no more than 17 discretionary members to 
be appointed by the Secretary of whom, to the extent practicable:
    1. At least four will be members of an Indian Tribe;
    2. At least one will represent a Tribal organization;
    3. At least one will represent a Native Hawaiian organization;
    4. At least four will have backgrounds in civil rights or race 
relations;
    5. At least four will have expertise in anthropology, cultural 
studies, geography, or history; and
    6. At least three will represent the general public.
    Appointments will be on a staggered term basis for a term not to 
exceed 3 years.
    Nominations must include a resume providing an adequate description 
of the nominee's qualifications, including information that would 
enable the Department to make an informed decision regarding meeting 
the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department 
to contact a potential member.
    Members who are appointed to the Committee in their official 
capacity as Federal employees are subject to applicable Federal ethics 
statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and 
exemptions.
    Members of the Committee appointed as special Government employees 
(SGEs) are subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and 
regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. 
Additionally, SGE

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members are required, prior to appointment and annually thereafter, to 
file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. SGE members are also 
required to receive initial ethics training prior to performing any 
Committee duties and to receive annual ethics training thereafter. The 
Department will provide materials to those members serving as SGEs, 
explaining their ethical obligations.
    Non-Federal members of the Committee and subcommittees appointed as 
representatives are not subject to Federal ethics statutes and 
regulations. However, no non-Federal Committee or subcommittee members 
will participate in any Committee or subcommittee deliberations or 
votes relating to a specific party matter before the Department or its 
bureaus and offices including a lease, license, permit, contract, 
grant, claim, agreement, or litigation, in which the member or the 
entity the member represents has a direct financial interest.
    Members serve without compensation. However, while away from their 
homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for 
the Committee as approved by the Designated Federal Officer, members 
may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
subsistence.
    In addition, the Committee will have ex-officio members including, 
but not limited to a Department of the Interior representative; a 
Department of Agriculture representative; a Department of Defense 
representative; and a Department of Commerce representative.
    Public Disclosure of Information: Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
with your nomination, you should be aware that your entire nomination--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the Advisory 
Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names is necessary, in the public 
interest, and is in connection with the performance of duties imposed 
on the Department of the Interior and in furtherance of the National 
Park Service Organic Act (54 U.S.C. 100101 et seq.), the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a), the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), the National Wildlife Refuge 
System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd), and other Acts 
applicable to specific bureaus.
    Authority: 5 U.S.C. appendix 2.

    Dated: December 28, 2021.
Deb Haaland,
Secretary, Department of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2022-00224 Filed 1-7-22; 8:45 am]
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