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Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2024-04067
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Federally recognized Indian Tribes may designate an agent other than the Tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. This notice includes the current list of designated Tribal agents for service of notice.
Class III Tribal State Gaming Compacts
Document Number: 2024-03456
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) is issuing revisions to its regulations governing the review and approval of Tribal-State gaming compacts. The revisions add factors and clarify how the Department reviews ``Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compacts'' (Tribal-State gaming compacts or compacts).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2024-03014
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Seventh Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2024-03012
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation and the State of Washington.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2025 or Calendar Year 2025
Document Number: 2024-02639
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2025 or calendar year 2025.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2024-02596
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Appraisals and Valuations of Indian Property
Document Number: 2024-02511
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Winnemucca Indian Colony Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2024-02351
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor ordinance of the Winnemucca Indian Colony. The liquor ordinance is to regulate and control the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Nevada for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. Enactment of this ordinance will help provide a source of revenue to strengthen Tribal government, provide for the economic viability of Tribal enterprises, and improve delivery of Tribal government services.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between the Tulalip Tribes of Washington and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2024-02350
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Memorandum of Incorporation of Most Favored Nation Amendments to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Tulalip Tribes of Washington and the State of Washington.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Document Number: 2024-01703
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 1483.03 acres, more or less, as an addition to the reservation of Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 2024-01701
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for the Conduct of Class III Gaming between the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Tribe) and the State of Louisiana (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Between Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana and the State of Montana
Document Number: 2024-01700
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana and the State of Montana.
Land Acquisitions; Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Eleven Parcels, Pima County, Arizona
Document Number: 2024-01467
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 25.56 acres, more or less, of land consisting of eleven off-reservation parcels in Pima County, Arizona, (Site) for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, (Tribe) for gaming and other purposes.
Indian Gaming; Approval by Operation of Law of Amendment to Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compacts (Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Resighini Rancheria, Manchester Band of Pomo Indians, Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, and the State of California)
Document Number: 2024-01231
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval by operation of law of amendments to the Tribal-State Gaming Compacts between the Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians, Resighini Rancheria, Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria, Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, respectively, and the State of California.
Indian Gaming; Approval by Operation of Law of Amendment to Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians & State of California)
Document Number: 2024-00543
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval by operation of law of an amendment to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians and the State of California governing Class III gaming for the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians in the State of California.
Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2024-00109
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 574 Tribal entities recognized by and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts in California
Document Number: 2024-00107
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compacts between two Tribes in California and the State of California.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2023-28712
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold a two-day in-person and online meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, an online meeting option is provided for those who cannot attend in-person.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts in California
Document Number: 2023-28711
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compacts between three Tribes in California and the State of California.
Indian Gaming; Amendment to the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact for Seneca Nation of Indians
Document Number: 2023-28295
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the approval of an amendment to the existing Class III gaming compact between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the State of New York.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts in California
Document Number: 2023-28198
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compacts between several Tribes in California and the State of California.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota-Leech Lake Band and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2023-28230
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Addendum to the Tribal-State Compact for Control of Class III Blackjack between the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, MinnesotaLeech Lake Band and the State of Minnesota.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts in California
Document Number: 2023-27539
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compacts between two Tribes in California and the State of California.
Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2023-27077
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA or Act) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to acquire lands in trust for the benefit of Tribal governments and individual Indians. This final rule provides the procedures governing the discretionary acquisition of lands into trust, often referred to as the fee-to-trust process, under the Act. Since these regulations were first promulgated in 1980, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has developed extensive experience in the fee-to-trust acquisition process. Relying on that experience and input from multiple stakeholders, this final rule makes the fee-to-trust process more efficient, simpler, and less expensive to support restoration of Tribal homelands.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2023-26518
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There will be three positions available to specifically serve in the areas of Indian persons with disabilities; or State education officials; or State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for States having Indian reservations). Board members shall serve a staggered term of two or three years from the date of their appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Between Redding Rancheria, California and the State of California
Document Number: 2023-26376
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the Redding Rancheria, California and the State of California.
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2023-26124
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold public meetings to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota & State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2023-24604
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota & State of South Dakota.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Amended Residential Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2023-24089
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Amended Residential Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Spokane Tribe of Indians and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2023-24088
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the State of Washington.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Trust Land Mortgage Lender Checklists
Document Number: 2023-23823
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2023-23371
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold their ninth public meeting to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).
Johnson-O'Malley Program
Document Number: 2023-23148
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Under the Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) Act of 1934, as amended by the JOM Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act of 2018, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is publishing a Final Report that describes the initial determination of the number of eligible Indian students served or potentially served by each eligible entity, the data used for BIE to make such determination, feedback gained during the comment period, and justification for not applying feedback gained during the comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2023-22225
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Lower Sioux Indian Community and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2023-22029
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to Technical Standards in Tribal-State Compact for Control of Class III Blackjack on the Lower Sioux Community Reservation in Minnesota (Blackjack Amendment) and the and the Amendment to Technical Standards in Tribal-State Compact for Control of Class III Video Games of Chance (Video Game Amendment).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Prairie Island Indian Community and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2023-22027
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Addendum to the Tribal-State Compact for Control of Class III Blackjack between the Prairie Island Indian Community and the State of Minnesota.
HEARTH Act Approval of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Residential Leasing Ordinance Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2023-21301
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation of Washington
Document Number: 2023-21300
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 254.363 acres, more or less, as an addition to the reservation of Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation of Washington.
HEARTH Act Approval of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Agricultural Leasing Ordinance Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2023-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into agricultural leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, California Residential Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2023-21298
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Soboba Band of Luise[ntilde]o Indians, California Residential Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation
Document Number: 2023-21297
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 20.06 acres, more or less, as an addition to the reservation of Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2023-20973
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Sixth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval by Operation of Law of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of California (Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California & State of California)
Document Number: 2023-20971
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval by operation of law of the compact between the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California (Tribe) and the State of California (State) providing for the conduct of Tribal class III gaming by the Tribe.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2023-20970
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2023-20969
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Eighth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between Nisqually Indian Tribe and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2023-20968
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the State of Washington.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2023-18913
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold a two-day meeting, in-person and online. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Individual Indian Money (IIM) Instructions for Disbursement of Funds and Change of Address
Document Number: 2023-18632
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs are proposing to renew an information collection.
Receipt of Documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2023-18296
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the group known as the Fernande[ntilde]o Tataviam Band of Mission Indians has filed a documented petition for Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe with the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs. The Department seeks comment and evidence from the public on the petition.
Annual Meeting of Federal Partners and Tribal 477 Workgroup Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 2017
Document Number: 2023-17448
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is announcing the annual meeting of the Federal agencies and Tribes that participate in the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Act of 2017, as amended, known as ``Public Law 477 Work Group.''
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