Bureau of Indian Affairs January 30, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Tolowa Nation
Document Number: 2014-01831
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Tolowa Nation (Petitioner 85) as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. The AS-IA makes this final determination (FD) because the petitioner does not satisfy one of the seven mandatory criteria in the applicable regulations (25 CFR 83.7), specifically criterion 83.7(b), and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. Based on the limited nature and extent of comment, and consistent with previous practices, the Department did not produce a separate detailed report or other summary under the criteria pertaining to this FD. This notice is the FD.