Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP); Solicitation of Proposals
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP), is soliciting proposals from Tribes for grants to fund Native language instruction and immersion programs for Native students not enrolled at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, including those Tribes in States without BIE-funded schools.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oregon
The State of Oregon entered into a compact amendment with the Coquille Tribe of Indians governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of Amendment III to the Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Coquille Tribe of Indians and the State of Oregon.
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie); Amendment to Liquor Ordinance
This notice publishes the amendment to the Liquor Ordinance of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie). The liquor ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol on Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie) trust lands in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. Although the amendment was adopted on October 30, 2019, it does not take effect until published in the Federal Register.
Suspension of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Redding Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Shasta County, California
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is suspending preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Redding Rancheria's (Tribe's) application requesting that the United States acquire land in trust in Shasta County, California, for the construction and operation of a casino resort.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern Bighorn Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, Nevada
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage projects on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and collector lines and access roads located on the Reservation, Reservation lands administered by BLM, and BLM lands. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two live streaming events will be held where the project team will introduce the project and be available by internet and by phone to document and discuss potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Procedures for Federal Acknowledgment of Alaska Native Entities
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a proposed rule in the Federal Register of January 2, 2020, that contained errors in the Paperwork Reduction Act statement. This document provides a corrected Paperwork Reduction Act statement and reopens the comment period for comments on the information collection described in that statement.
National Tribal Broadband Grant; Extension of Application Deadline
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, that announced a grant funding opportunity for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL). This notice extends the application deadline.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 5.88 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on April 13, 2020.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Laguna Leasing Code
On April 13, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pueblo of Laguna's (Tribe) Leasing Code 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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California Business Leasing Code
On April 13, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California (Tribe) Business Leasing Regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.