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July 25, 2014

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0178, which expires July 31, 2014.

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July 23, 2014

Indian Gaming

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: class iii, compacts, swinomish, washington
   

This notice publishes the approval of an amendment to the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Amendment) between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the State of Washington.

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July 21, 2014

Proposed Determination to Restrict the Use of an Area as a Disposal Site; Pebble Deposit Area, Southwest Alaska

Filed Under: EPA
More on: alaska, alaska native, meetings, subsistence
   

Pursuant to section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is requesting public comments on its proposed determination to restrict the use of certain waters in the South Fork Koktuli River (SFK), North Fork Koktuli River (NFK), and Upper Talarik Creek (UTC) watersheds in southwest Alaska as disposal sites for dredged or fill material associated with mining the Pebble deposit, a copper-, gold-, and molybdenum-bearing ore body. EPA Region 10 is also announcing a series of public hearings on this section 404(c) proposed determination.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Bureau of Land Management, Green River District, Vernal Field Office, Vernal, UT

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, utah
   

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Green River District, Vernal Field Office, Vernal, UT,has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the BLM, Vernal Field Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation, Hamilton County, IN; Correction

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: indiana, nagpra
   

The Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation, a political subdivision of Hamilton County, IN, has corrected an inventory published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on July 30, 2013. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects for site 12 H 883. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey, Fort Wayne, IN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: indiana, nagpra
   

The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey (hereafter IPFW-AS) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the IPFW-AS. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey, Fort Wayne, IN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: indiana, nagpra
   

The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey (hereafter IPFW-AS) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the IPFW-AS. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey, Fort Wayne, IN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: indiana, nagpra
   

The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne-Archaeological Survey (hereafter IPFW-AS) has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the IPFW-AS. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Meeting Notice; Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission, etc.

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: alaska, alaska native, meetings, subsistence
   

As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Aniakchak National Monument SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will hold meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3118), Title VIII.

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July 18, 2014

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB)

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: blood quantum, cdib, information collection
   

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 Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0153. This information collection expires October 31, 2014.

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: energy, information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0177, which expires July 31, 2014.

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: employment, indian preference, information collection
   

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 Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0160. This information collection expires November 30, 2014.

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July 15, 2014

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest; Idaho; Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Filed Under: USDA| USFS
More on: eis, idaho, nez perce
   

As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is preparing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' revised land management plan (forest plan), which requires preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice briefly describes the nature of the decision to be made, the proposed action, and information concerning public participation. It also provides estimated dates for filing the EIS, the name and address of the responsible agency official, and the individuals who can provide additional information. Finally, this notice identifies the applicable planning rule that will be used for completing this plan revision. The revised forest plan will supersede the existing forest plans that were approved by the Regional Forester in 1987. The existing forest plans will remain in effect until the revised forest plan takes effect.

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July 8, 2014

Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees

Filed Under: IAIA
More on: new mexico, tribal colleges
   

The Board directs the Administration of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, including soliciting, accepting, and disposing of gifts, bequests, and other properties for the benefit of the Institute. The Institute, established under 99 (20 U.S.C. 4411 et seq.), provides scholarly study of and instruction in Indian art and culture, and establishes programs which culminate in the awarding of degrees in the various fields of Indian art and culture.


The Board consists of thirteen members appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the consent of the U.S. Senate, who are American Indians or persons knowledgeable in the field of Indian art and culture. This notice requests nominations to fill one expiring term on the Board of Trustees.

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July 3, 2014

Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; Tribal Management Grant Program

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: grants, self-determination
   

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) program. This program is authorized under 25 U.S.C. 450h(b)(2) and 25 U.S.C. 450h(e) of the Indian Health Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), Public Law (Pub. L.) 93-638, as amended. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.228.

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July 1, 2014

Land Acquisitions in the State of Alaska

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: alaska, alaska native, ancsa, land-into-trust
   

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is extending the comment period on the proposed rule for land acquisitions in Alaska, which was published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2014. The original comment period would end June 30, 2014; however, the BIA has received several requests for extension. BIA has reviewed these requests and determined that a 30-day extension is appropriate.

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Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: land-into-trust, minnesota, shakopee
   

This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 569.01 acres, more or less, as an addition to the Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on June 20, 2014.

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June 30, 2014

Alaska Native Claims Selection

Filed Under: BLM| DOI
More on: alaska, alaska native, ancs, ancsa
   

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Putoo Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., as Successor in Interest to Putoo Corporation. Putoo Corporation was the original ANCSA corporation for the village of Noorvik, but merged with the NANA Regional Corporation in 1976 under the authority of 94.

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Alaska Native Claims Selection

Filed Under: BLM| DOI
More on: alaska, alaska native, ancs, ancsa
   

s required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Napamute Limited and Chuathbaluk Company. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Napamute Limited and Chuathbaluk Company.

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June 26, 2014

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Application for Job Placement and Training Services

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the approval for the collection of information in the Application for Job Placement and Training Services. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0062, which expires June 30, 2014.

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