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BIA fails to publish a list of federally recognized entities on time
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bureau of Indian Affairs
has failed to publish a list of federally recognized tribes as required by law.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act
of 1994 requires the BIA to publish the list "annually on or before every January 30." Nearly six months later, the list is nowhere to be found.
“This is clearly a violation of a law – and not a symbolic law – as there is real purpose behind it,” a spokesperson for
Rep. Don Young
(R-Alaska), the chairman of the
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
, told Indian Country Today.
A BIA spokesperson said the list is being finalized but didn't explain the reason for the delay, the first since 1994.
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