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Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-02917
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2016-02249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2016-02248
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are two positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources. The Supplementary Information section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2016-01769
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 566 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 14, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2016-01700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0143. This information collection expires January 31, 2016.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-01156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance (Ordinance). The Ordinance certifies the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Liquor licensing laws to regulate and control the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the jurisdiction of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. The Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010 (75 FR 39960), and any and all previous statutes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ohkay Owingeh Regulations
Document Number: 2016-00518
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On January 4, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ohkay Owingeh leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business; residential; agricultural wind and solar resource; public; religious; educational; cultural; and other authorized purposes.
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians-Amendment to Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-334
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Liquor Control Ordinance. The ordinance allows the Tribe to manufacture beer, and allows for the sale, distribution, and tribal taxation of beer within the jurisdiction of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. This Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2012 (77 FR 34982).
Sovereignty in Indian Education
Document Number: 2016-245
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) previously announced the availability of enhancement funds to Tribes and their Tribal education departments (TEDs) to promote Tribal control and operation of BIE- funded schools on their reservations. This notice extends the deadline for Tribes with at least one BIE-funded school on their reservation to submit grant proposals.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Mashpee Wampanoag
Document Number: 2016-310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 321.34 acres, more or less, as the initial reservation of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on December 30, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's Proposed Trust Acquisition and Gaming Facility Project, DeKalb County, Illinois
Document Number: 2015-33247
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Nation) as cooperating agency, intend to gather information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the Nation's application for the proposed acquisition in trust by the United States of approximately 129 acres for construction and operation of a gaming facility in DeKalb County, Illinois. This notice also opens public scoping to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2015-32741
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Nambe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
Document Number: 2015-32740
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 292.77 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Tonto Apache Indian Tribe of Arizona on December 21, 2015.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California
Document Number: 2015-32739
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City of Galt (City), Sacramento County (County), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Wilton Rancheria fee-to-trust and casino project, Sacramento County, California. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Amendment to the Notice of Availability of the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Management of Osage Nation Oil and Gas Resources, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2015-32505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Oklahoma Region has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for the management of oil and gas resources owned by the United States in trust for the Osage in Osage County, Oklahoma. This notice amends the notice of availability published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68867), and extends the public comment period through January 15, 2016, to accommodate requests for more time.
Indian Gaming; Three Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2015-32347
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California entered into Tribal-State compacts governing Class III gaming with: (1) The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; (2) the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and (3) the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California. This notice announces that the compacts are taking effect.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands
Document Number: 2015-32282
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB a request for approval for the collection of information for Class III Gaming Procedures authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0149, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0152, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0158. These information collections expire January 31, 2016.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2015-31892
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing the extension of the effective date of the final rule published November 19, 2015 governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which was scheduled to take effect on December 21, 2015. Tribes and industry have requested additional time to prepare for implementation of the rule. The final rule will now take effect on March 21, 2016. The BIA is also announcing an extension of the compliance date by which documentation of past assignments must be submitted from the originally stated date of April 18, 2016 to July 17, 2016. The final rule comprehensively updates and streamlines the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants of rights-of-way on Indian land and BIA land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-governance.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017
Document Number: 2015-31891
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline of March 1, 2016, for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017.
HEARTH Act Approval of Gila River Indian Community Regulations
Document Number: 2015-31565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 20, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Gila River Indian Community leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following types of leases without BIA approval: Commercial leases and solar resource leases.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2015-31343
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 Electrical Service Application authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. Both of these information collections expire March 31, 2016.
Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California Liquor Control Statute
Document Number: 2015-31313
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control ordinance of the Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California. The liquor control statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Liquor Control Statute
Document Number: 2015-31311
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control statute of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. The liquor control statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues.
Sovereignty in Indian Education
Document Number: 2015-30806
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announces the availability of enhancement funds to tribes and their tribal education departments (TEDs) to promote tribal control and operation of BIE- funded schools on their reservations. This notice invites tribes with at least one BIE-funded school on their reservation/Indian land to submit grant proposals.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation in North Central Idaho
Document Number: 2015-30805
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) and conduct public scoping meetings to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Nez Perce Reservation located in north central Idaho. The PEIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Colleges and Universities; Application for Grants and Annual Report Form; Correction
Document Number: 2015-30581
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of November 25, 2015, concerning request for comments on the Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Colleges and Universities; Application for Grants and Annual Report Form, OMB Control Numbers 1076-0018 and 1076-0105. The document contained an incorrect email address for the submission of comments.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Leases and Permits
Document Number: 2015-30330
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for Leases and Permits. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0155, which expires November 30, 2015.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Education Department Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-30305
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 a revision to a currently approved collection of information for the Tribal Education Department Grant Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0185. The information collection will expire November 30, 2015.
Receipt of Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2015-30228
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Under Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations (25 CFR part 83), the Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice of three groups that have each filed a documented petition for Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian tribe with the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs. The Department seeks comment and evidence from the public on the petitions listed below.
Gila River Indian Community; Amendments to Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance
Document Number: 2015-30001
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes two comprehensive amendments to the Gila River Indian Community's Title 14 Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. This Ordinance amends and supersedes the existing Gila River Indian Community Control Ordinance, Ordinance No. GR-03-05, enacted by the Gila River Indian Community Council in 2005.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Colleges and Universities; Application for Grants and Annual Report Form
Document Number: 2015-29954
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Tribal Colleges and Universities Application for Grants, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0018, and the Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0105. Both of these information collections expire November 30, 2015.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2015-29911
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2015-28548
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule comprehensively updates and streamlines the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants of rights- of-way on Indian land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-governance. This final rule further implements the policy decisions and approaches established in the leasing regulations, which BIA finalized in December 2012, by applying them to the rights-of-way context where applicable. The rule also applies to BIA land.
Johnson-O'Malley Program
Document Number: 2015-29188
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be conducting three consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on issues concerning the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) program. The sessions continue the previous dialogues conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and BIE in 2012 and 2015.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2015-28805
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that through the issuance of the Record of Decision on April 22, 2013 announcing the decision to acquire the subject property in trust, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed such subject property as the initial reservation of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington on November 6, 2015. The subject property was accepted by the United States in trust for the Tribe on March 9, 2015. Now that the subject property is held in trust by the United States for the Tribe, the Department is implementing its 2013 decision to proclaim the subject property as the initial reservation of the Tribe.
Housing Improvement Program
Document Number: 2015-28547
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is updating its regulations governing its Housing Improvement Program, which is a safety-net program that provides grants for repairing, renovating, or replacing existing housing and for providing new housing. This final rule is an important part of the Tiwahe initiative, which is designed to promote the stability and security of Indian families. This final rule aligns the program with other Federal requirements, allows leveraging of housing funds to increase the number of families served and projects funded, and promotes tribal sovereignty and self-determination by providing tribes with more flexibility in determining how to address waiting lists of tribal members awaiting housing assistance.
Navajo Nation Trust Leasing Act of 2000 Approval of Navajo Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2015-28476
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On May 16, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Navajo Nation General Leasing Regulations under the Navajo Nation Trust Leasing Act of 2000. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into leases without BIA approval.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Management of Osage Nation Oil and Gas Resources, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2015-28507
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Osage Nation and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). This document is for the management of oil and gas resources owned by the United States in trust for the Osage in Osage County, Oklahoma. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that the BIA will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on it.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2015-28379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing its intent to establish an Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will recommend revisions to the existing regulations for BIE's accountability system. As required by applicable statutes, the Secretary will select representatives of Indian tribes for the Committee from among individuals nominated by tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools operated by either the BIE or by the tribe through a contract or grant and who would be affected by a final rule. The BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent, and invites tribes to nominate representatives for membership on the Committee.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guarantee, Insurance and Interest Subsidy Program
Document Number: 2015-27534
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for the Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0020, which expires October 31, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2015-27211
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0143. This information collection expires January 31, 2016.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Proceedings
Document Number: 2015-27135
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0112. This information collection expires November 30, 2015.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-27091
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Gaming Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Santa Clara governing Class III gaming (Compact) is taking effect.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-27090
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides notice that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians governing Class III gaming (Compact) is effective on publication of this notice.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-27088
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Gaming Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Laguna governing Class III gaming (Compact) is taking effect.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-27082
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Gaming Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Tesuque governing Class III gaming (Compact) taking effect.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-27080
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the State of Nevada.
Acceptance of Retrocession of Jurisdiction for the Yakama Nation
Document Number: 2015-26620
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of Interior (Department) has accepted retrocession to the United States of partial civil and criminal jurisdiction over the Yakama Nation from the State of Washington.
Secretarial Election Procedures
Document Number: 2015-26176
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations governing Secretarial elections and procedures for tribal members to petition for Secretarial elections. This rule reflects changes in the law and the requirement that regulations be written in plain language. The rule also clarifies how tribes may remove Secretarial election requirements from their governing documents.
Albuquerque Indian School District-Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2015-26021
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Albuquerque Indian School District (AISD) Liquor Control Ordinance. The ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within Albuquerque Indian School (AIS) lands. The ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of the Albuquerque Indian School District, the governing entity formed by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico to establish a governance structure for Albuquerque Indian School lands. The ordinance will increase the ability of the AISD to control the distribution and possession of liquor within its Indian country, and will foster tribal economic development, strengthening tribal government, and improving the delivery of services to the Pueblos.