Bureau of Indian Affairs November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Indian Trust Management Reform
Document Number: E8-26487
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This final rule amends several Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Office of the Secretary regulations related to Indian trust management in the areas of probate, probate hearings and appeals, tribal probate codes, and life estates and future interests in Indian land. This rule allows the Secretary to further fulfill his fiduciary responsibilities to federally recognized tribes and individual Indians and to meet the Indian trust management policies articulated by Congress in the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA), as amended by the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA).