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August 26, 2014

Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, new mexico
   

The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to Aztec Ruins National Monument. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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August 20, 2014

Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement; Correction

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

The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 29, 2014, for the FY 2014 Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement. The notice contained an incorrect date.

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program; Planning Cooperative Agreement; Correction

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

The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 29, 2014, for the FY 2014 Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program, Planning Cooperative Agreement Announcement. The notice contained an incorrect date.

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August 18, 2014

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Application for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program (1894-0001)

Filed Under: ED
More on: information collection
   

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.

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August 14, 2014

Alaska Native Claims Selection

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

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Chefarnrmute, Incorporated. 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 Chefarnrmute, Incorporated.

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Alaska Native Claims Selection

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

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that appealable decisions will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Gana-a `Yoo, Limited, Successor in Interest to Notaaghleedin, Limited, for the Native village of Galena; Successor in Interest to Takathlee-tondin, Incorporated, for the Native village of Kaltag; and Successor in Interest to Nik'aghun, Limited, for the Native village of Nulato. The decisions approve 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 Doyon, Limited, when the surface estate is conveyed to Gana-a `Yoo, Limited.

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August 13, 2014

Rights-of-Way on Indian Land

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: rights of way
   

On June 17, 2014, we published a proposed rule to revise regulations governing rights-of-way on Indian land. We have since received several requests for extension of the comment period. This notice extends the comment deadline by 45 days and announces the addition of a public hearing on the proposed rule.

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August 11, 2014

Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2014-15 Season

Filed Under: DOI| FWS
More on: treaties
   

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting season.

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August 7, 2014

Indian Gaming

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

This notice publishes the approval of the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the State of Washington.

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August 6, 2014

Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education II

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: grants
   

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive applications for two limited competition cooperative agreements under the National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE) program: The Behavioral Health—Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Intervention (MSPI)/Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) outreach and education award and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) outreach and education award. The Behavioral Health—MSPI/DVPI outreach and education award is funded by IHS and is authorized under the Snyder Act, codified at 25 U.S.C. 13; the Transfer Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2001; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76. The HIV/AIDS outreach and education award is funded by the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Funding for the HIV/AIDS award will be provided by OS via an Intra-Departmental Delegation of Authority dated May, 29, 2014 to IHS to permit obligation of funding appropriated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76. Each award is funded through a separate funding stream by each respective Agency's appropriations. The awardee is responsible for accounting for each of the two awards separately and must provide two separate financial reports (one for each award), as indicated below. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.933.

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August 5, 2014

National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement With the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Filed Under: DOI| FWS
More on: bison, cskt, ea, montana
   

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that our draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Annual Funding Agreement (AFA) with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) is available. The proposed AFA would allow CSKT to design, manage, and implement the biology, visitor services, fire, and maintenance program on the National Bison Range Complex. This draft EA describes and analyzes four alternatives, including the draft AFA and the No Action alternative.

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Alaska Native Claims Selection

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

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Akuliak Incorporated. 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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., as Successor in Interest to Akuliak Incorporated. Akuliak Incorporated was the original ANCSA corporation for the village of Selawik, but merged with the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. in 1976 under the authority of PL 94-204.

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Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: land-into-trust, stillaguamish, washington
   

This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 63.96 acres, more or less, as the Stillaguamish Indian Reservation.

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August 4, 2014

Tribal Management Grant Program; Correction

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

The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 3, 2014, for the FY 2014 Tribal Management Grant Program Announcement. Key information pertaining to Funding Restrictions was omitted.

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July 31, 2014

Sale and Disposal of National Forest System Timber; Forest Products for Traditional and Cultural Purposes

Filed Under: USDA| USFS
More on: timber
   

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (hereinafter the “2008 Farm Bill”), provides that the Secretary of Agriculture may provide, free of charge, to federally recognized Indian tribes (Indian tribes) trees, portions of trees, or forest products from National Forest System lands for noncommercial traditional and cultural purposes. The proposed rule is needed to implement section 8105 of the 2008 Farm Bill. Pending rulemaking, the Forest Service issued an Interim Directive providing short-term direction for tribal requests for forest products for traditional and cultural purposes.

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July 30, 2014

Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: federal recognition
   

On May 22, 2014, the Department of the Interior announced the availability of a proposed rule to revise regulations governing the process and criteria by which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian tribe. We have since received several requests for extension of the comment period and additional public hearings. This notice extends the comment deadline by 60 days and announces the addition of two more public hearings and two more tribal consultation sessions on the proposed rule.

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Hearing and Re-Petition Authorization Processes Concerning Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes

Filed Under: DOI
More on: federal recognition
   

On June 19, 2014, we announced a proposed rule pertaining to hearings on negative proposed findings for Federal acknowledgment of Indian tribes. Our proposed rule is related to a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposed rule. 79 FR 30766 (May 29, 2014). Requests for extension of the comment period were submitted for both proposed rules. Because BIA is extending the comment period for its proposed rule, we are extending the comment deadline for our proposed rule as well.

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July 29, 2014

Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: self-governance
   

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) is accepting limited competition Negotiation Cooperative Agreement applications for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). This program is authorized under Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-2(e).

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance Program; Planning Cooperative Agreement

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: self-governance
   

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) is accepting limited competition Planning Cooperative Agreement applications for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). This program is authorized under Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. 458aaa-2(e).

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July 28, 2014

Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: hawaii, museums, nagpra
   

The Bishop Museum has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Bishop Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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