Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (November 23, 2018)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (SSM), is not an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based...

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe (July 31, 2018)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) is proposing to renew an information collection. Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 23, 2018)

This notice publishes the current list of 573 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...

Change of Address; Office of Federal Acknowledgment (July 18, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change of address for the Office of Federal Acknowledgment. This rule is a technical amendment that corrects the address for filing petitions for Federal acknowledgment as an...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 30, 2018)

This notice publishes the current list of 567 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...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 17, 2017)

This notice publishes the current list of 567 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...

Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community (October 14, 2016)

This final rule establishes the Secretary of the Interior's (Secretary) administrative process for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress established between that community and...

Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, Inc. (May 13, 2016)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, Inc. is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (May 4, 2016)

This notice publishes the current list of 567 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...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 29, 2016)

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...

Receipt of Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (November 27, 2015)

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...

Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community (October 1, 2015)

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is proposing an administrative rule to facilitate the reestablishment of a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress has established between...

Hearing Process Concerning Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (August 13, 2015)

The Office of the Secretary is publishing this final rule contemporaneously and in conjunction with the Bureau of Indian Affairs final rulemaking (the BIA final rule) revising the process and criteria for Federal acknowledgment of Indian tribes. This rule establishes...

Final Decision on Remand Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Duwamish Tribal Organization (July 30, 2015)

This notice announces that the Department of the Interior (Department) through the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) issued corrections to the “Summary under the Criteria and Evidence for Final Decision on Judicial Remand” dated July 2, 2015 (Final Decision on Remand)...

Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgment of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (July 8, 2015)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) has determined to acknowledge the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner #323) as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination...

Final Decision on Remand Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Duwamish Tribal Organization (July 8, 2015)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge that the Duwamish Tribal Organization (DTO), c/o Cecile Maxwell-Hansen, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice follows a...

Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (July 1, 2015)

This rule revises regulations governing the process and criteria by which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian tribe. The revisions seek to make the process and criteria more transparent, promote consistent implementation, and increase timeliness and efficiency, while maintaining the integrity...

Requests for Administrative Acknowledgment of Federal Indian Tribes (July 1, 2015)

This policy guidance establishes the Department's intent to make determinations to acknowledge Federal Indian tribes within the contiguous 48 states only in accordance with the regulations established for that purpose at 25 CFR part 83. This notice directs any unrecognized...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 14, 2015)

This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on...

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes (August 29, 2014)

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes. This information collection is currently authorized...

Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (July 30, 2014)

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...

Hearing and Re-Petition Authorization Processes Concerning Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (July 30, 2014)

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...

Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community (June 20, 2014)

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is considering whether to propose an administrative rule that would facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community, to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress...

Hearing and Re-Petition Authorization Processes Concerning Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (June 19, 2014)

This proposed rule revises the process and criteria for Federal acknowledgment of Indian tribes. This rulemaking would establish procedures for a new category of expedited hearing for petitioners who receive a negative proposed finding for Federal acknowledgment and request a...

Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (May 29, 2014)

This proposed rule would revise regulations governing the process and criteria by which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian tribe. The revisions seek to make the process and criteria more transparent, promote consistent implementation, and increase timeliness and efficiency, while maintaining...

Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Tolowa Nation (January 30, 2014)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Tolowa Nation (Petitioner #85) as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. The AS-IA makes this...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 29, 2014)

This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on...

Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Meherrin Indian Tribe (January 23, 2014)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the “Meherrin Indian Tribe” (MTB), Petitioner #119b, is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law....

Proposed Finding for Federal Acknowledgment of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (January 23, 2014)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner #323), 331 Pocket Road, King William, VA 23086, c/o Mr. Kevin M. Brown,...

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes (July 16, 2013)

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes authorized by OMB...

Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe (June 27, 2013)

The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is examining ways to improve the Department's process for acknowledging an Indian tribe, as set forth in regulations. This document announces a comment period, tribal consultation sessions, and public comment sessions on a...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (May 6, 2013)

This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes....

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes (March 8, 2013)

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes authorized by OMB...

Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of the Brothertown Indian Nation (September 12, 2012)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Brothertown Indian Nation as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on...

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the Bureau of Indian Affairs (August 10, 2012)

This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on...

Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Central Band of Cherokee (March 30, 2012)

Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Interior (Department) declines to acknowledge that the petitioner known as the “Central Band of Cherokee” (formerly known as the “Cherokees of Lawrence County, Tennessee”), Petitioner #227, is an Indian tribe within...

Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgment of the Shinnecock Indian Nation (June 18, 2010)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (PDAS-IA) has determined the Shinnecock Indian Nation is entitled to be acknowledged as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice...

Proposed Finding for Federal Acknowledgment of the Shinnecock Indian Nation (December 21, 2009)

The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (PDAS-IA) proposes to determine that the Shinnecock Indian Nation, P.O. Box 5006, Southampton, NY 11969-0751, c/o Messrs. Frederick C. Bess, Randall King, and Gordell...

Office of Federal Acknowledgment; Guidance and Direction Regarding Internal Procedures (May 23, 2008)

The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior is providing guidance and direction to Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) staff for managing recurring administrative and technical problems in processing petitions for Federal acknowledgment. This guidance and direction does...

Reconsidered Final Determination To Decline To Acknowledge the Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut (October 14, 2005)

Notice is hereby given that the Associate Deputy Secretary (ADS) has determined that the Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut and the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Indians of Connecticut do not satisfy all seven criteria for acknowledgment as an Indian tribe in...

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