No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Notice of Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its third meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota. The purpose of the meeting is to continue working on reports and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgment of the Shinnecock Indian Nation
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (PDAS- IA) has determined the Shinnecock Indian Nation is entitled to be acknowledged as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that affirms the reasoning, analysis, and conclusions in the Proposed Finding (PF). The petitioner satisfies the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations, and therefore, meets the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. This notice is the Final Determination (FD). Based on the limited nature and extent of comment and consistent with prior practices, the Department did not produce any detailed report or other summary under the criteria pertaining to this FD.
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
This notice publishes the Secretary's certification of the amended St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance. The amended Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands. The tribal lands are located in Indian Country and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the tribe's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Counts; Comment Request
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is seeking comments on a proposed information collection related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). The IDEIA provides that the Secretary of the Interior will allocate funding for the coordination of assistance for special education and related services for American Indian children aged 0 to 5 with disabilities on reservations served by elementary schools for Indian children that are operated or funded by the Department of the Interior (``Bureau-funded schools''). The BIE allocates this funding to tribes and tribal organizations. In support of this allocation, the BIE collects information on the number of American Indian children aged 0 to 5 with disabilities on reservations served by Bureau-funded schools. This notice requests comments on that information collection.
Indian Self-Determination Act Contracts and Annual Funding Agreements-Appeal Procedures
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are making limited technical amendments to their joint regulations governing contracts and annual funding agreements under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to update the appeals procedures.