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Posted: May 10, 2018
More: gaming, land-into-trust, muscogee, oklahoma

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 48.58 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, (Fountainhead Site) in trust for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for gaming and other purposes on April 30, 2018.


This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1, and is published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly provided in the Federal Register.


On April 30, 2018, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs issued a decision to accept the Fountainhead Site, consisting of approximately 48.58 acres, more or less, of land in trust of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Nation), under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 5108. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs determined that Nation's request also meets the requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's “Oklahoma Exception,” 25 U.S.C. 2719(a)(2)(A)(i), to the general prohibition contained in 25 U.S.C. 2719(a) on gaming on lands acquired in trust after October 17, 1988.


The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title to the Fountainhead Site in the name of the United States of America in trust for the Nation upon fulfillment of Departmental requirements.



Posted: May 8, 2018
More: arizona, class iii, compacts, gaming, hopi, igra

The notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact entered into between the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and State of Arizona is taking effect.


Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by IGRA and 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. The Secretary took no action on the compact between the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the State of Arizona within 45 days of its submission. Therefore, the Compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent the Compact is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C).



Posted: May 4, 2018
More: dc, keepseagle, meetings

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR), a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended. This will be the second meeting held during fiscal year 2018 and will consist of, but not be limited to: hearing public comments and subcommittee report outs. This meeting will be open to the public.


The meeting will be held on June 20, 2018. The meeting will be open to the public with time set aside for public comment on June 20 at approximately 4:00-6:00 p.m. The OTR will make the agenda available to the public via the OTR website (http://www.usda.gov/​tribalrelations) no later than 10 business days before the meeting and at the meeting.


The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Whitten Building located at 1400 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20250—Whitten Building Patio—1st floor.



Posted: May 4, 2018
More: grants, self-governance

The Indian Health Service published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) on April 17, 2018, for the Negotiation Cooperative Agreement, Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2018-IHS-TSGN-0001. The Application Due Date has been modified.


In the FR notice of April 17, 2018, (FR 2018-07941), the correction is:


Key Dates:


Under the heading Key Dates, the Application Due Date should read as:


Application Due Date: June 18, 2018


The other dates in the Key Dates section remain as originally published.



Posted: May 4, 2018
More: grants

The Indian Health Service published a notice in the Federal Register on April 17, 2018, for the Planning Cooperative Agreement, Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2018-IHS-TSGP-0001. The Application Due Date has been modified.


In the FR notice of April 17, 2018, (FR 83 FR 16885), the correction is:


Key Dates:


Under the heading Key Dates, the Application Due Date should read as:


Application Due Date: June 18, 2018


The other dates in the Key Dates section remain as originally published.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, nebraska

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on May 3, 2017. This notice corrects the cultural affiliation determined in that notice. 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 NSHS. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to the NSHS at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, nebraska

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) 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 NSHS. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to the NSHS at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, nebraska

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) 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 NSHS. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to the NSHS at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, south carolina

Discovery Place, Inc., 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 Discovery Place, Inc. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to Discovery Place, Inc. at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.


Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte, NC. The human remains were removed from the Santee/Catawba River, Lancaster County, SC.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, nebraska

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) 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 NSHS. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to the NSHS at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.



Posted: May 1, 2018
More: nagpra, nebraska

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District (Kansas City District), and the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have 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 NSHS. 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.


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 with information in support of the request to the NSHS at the address in this notice by May 31, 2018.



Posted: April 30, 2018
More: land-into-trust, new mexico, pueblo

This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 323.763 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico on March 12, 2018.

A proclamation was issued according to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 986; 25 U.S.C. 5110) for the lands described below. The land was proclaimed to be the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico Reservation for the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico, Santa Fe County and State of New Mexico.



Posted: April 30, 2018
More: land-into-trust, spokane, washington

This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 145 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation on March 12, 2018.


A proclamation was issued according to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 25 U.S.C. 5110) for the lands described below. These lands were proclaimed to be part of the reservation for the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation in Spokane County, Washington.



Posted: April 30, 2018
More: grants, oglala sioux, south dakota

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), is accepting an application for a single source grant with the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) to continue the expansion of advocacy and shelter services for domestic and sexual violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation under the Domestic Violence Prevention Program Initiative (DVPI). The DVPI was first established by the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Public Law 111-8, 123 Stat. 524, 735, and continued in the annual appropriations acts since that time. This program is authorized under the authority of 25 U.S.C. 13, the Snyder Act, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, at 25 U.S.C. 1665a and 1665m. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.933.


The DBH serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs. The DVPI promotes the development of evidence-based and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic and sexual violence from a community-driven context. IHS proposes to enter into a single source grant with the OST based on prior collaboration between the IHS and the OST during the DVPI pilot project years 2010-2015 to expand advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence (DSV) including shelter, and emergency housing.


The purpose of this Single Source grant is to provide funding to assist victims of DSV on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Specifically, IHS is requesting an application that will enhance or expand the OST's crisis response efforts, shelter and emergency housing services, and/or training and technical assistance opportunities.



Posted: April 19, 2018
More: hearth act, oneida, taxation, wisconsin

On January 23, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (previously listed as Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin) (Nation) leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Nation is authorized to enter into business, agricultural and residential leases without further BIA approval.


The HEARTH Act makes a voluntary, alternative land leasing process available to Tribes, by amending the Indian Long-Term Leasing Act of 1955, 25 U.S.C. 415. The HEARTH Act authorizes Tribes to negotiate and enter into agricultural and business leases of Tribal trust lands with a primary term of 25 years, and up to two renewal terms of 25 years each, without the approval of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary). The HEARTH Act also authorizes Tribes to enter into leases for residential, recreational, religious or educational purposes for a primary term of up to 75 years without the approval of the Secretary. Participating Tribes develop Tribal leasing regulations, including an environmental review process, and then must obtain the Secretary's approval of those regulations prior to entering into leases. The HEARTH Act requires the Secretary to approve Tribal regulations if the Tribal regulations are consistent with the Department of the Interior's (Department) leasing regulations at 25 CFR part 162 and provide for an environmental review process that meets requirements set forth in the HEARTH Act. This notice announces that the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, has approved the Tribal regulations for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.


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