Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for the collection of information for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0111. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.
Land Acquisitions; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 61.83 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians, California, for gaming and other purposes on April 29, 2016.
Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
This rule deletes the requirement for fee-to-trust applicants to furnish title evidence that meets the ``Standards for the Preparation of Title Evidence in Land Acquisitions by the United States'' issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and replaces the requirement with a more targeted requirement for title evidence, because adherence to the DOJ standards is not required for acquisitions of land in trust for individual Indians or Indian tribes.
Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, Inc.
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, Inc. is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner has not submitted sufficient evidence to satisfy all seven of the criteria set forth in the applicable regulations and, therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Indian Land Consolidation Lien Removal and Acquisition Fund Disposition
This notice announces that the Department of the Interior (Department) is hosting a tribal consultation session regarding lien removal and Acquisition Fund disposition under the Indian Land Consolidation Program (ILCP).
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0136. This information collection expires July 31, 2016.
Financial Assistance and Social Services Programs; Burial Assistance
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on March 1, 2016, extending the deadline for filing an application for burial assistance to 180 days to address hardships resulting from the current short timeframe. The Department of the Interior (Department) did not receive any significant adverse comments during the public comment period on the interim final rule, and therefore confirms the rule without change.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 567 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on January 29, 2016 (81 FR 5019).