Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019; Repeal and Replace
This notice publishes the Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019 which repeals and replaces the Kaw Nation Alcohol Control Ordinance previously published in the Federal Register and any and all previous statutes. The Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019 regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of liquor on the Kaw Nation trust lands in conformity with the Federal laws and of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. The enactment of this Ordinance will provide and important source of tax revenue for the continued operation and strengthening the Kaw Nation government and the delivery of tribal government services and, the economic viability of tribal enterprises.
American Indian Probate Regulations
The Department of the Interior (Department) is finalizing updates to its regulations governing probate of property that the United States holds in trust or restricted status for American Indians, in an effort to continually improve the services the Department provides to individual Indians and Tribes. These updates allow the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to adjudicate probate cases more efficiently by, among other things, establishing an expedited process for small, funds-only estates, reorganizing the purchase-at-probate process so that estates may be closed more quickly, and specifying which reasons justify reopening of closed probate estates. The revisions also enhance OHA's processing by adding certainty as to how estates should be distributed when certain circumstances arise that are not addressed in the statute, and improve notification to interested parties by, among other things, requiring posting of probate notices on a devoted OHA web page.