US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 25 - INDIANS


There shall be in the Department of the Interior a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. ...


For the purpose of facilitating and simplifying the administration of the laws governing Indian affairs, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to delegate, from time to...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and agreeably to such regulations as the President may prescribe, have the...


Assistant or deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in the Department of the Interior, shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, subject to the...


It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to cause to be compiled and printed for the use of Indian agents and inspectors the provisions of the statutes...


The recording of all deeds and papers prior to July 26, 1892, in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs is confirmed, approved, and legalized; and said record...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is hereby empowered and directed to continue to make and keep a record of every deed executed by any Indian, his heirs, representatives,...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall cause a seal to be made and provided for the said office, with such device as the President of the United States shall approve, and copies...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have the custody of said seal, and shall furnish certified copies of any such records, books, maps, or papers belonging to or on the files...


All accounts and vouchers for claims and disbursements connected with Indian affairs shall be transmitted to the Commissioner for administrative examination, and by him passed to...


The President may prescribe such regulations as he may think fit for carrying into effect the various provisions of any act relating to Indian affairs, and for the settlement of...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may designate an employee of the Indian Office to sign letters of that office requiring...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to designate an employee or employees of the Department of the Interior to sign, under the direction of the Secretary, in his name and...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized to send a special Indian Agent, or other representative of his office, to visit any Indian tribe for the purpose of negotiating...


The Bureau of Indian Affairs, under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, shall direct, supervise, and expend such moneys as Congress may from time to time...


Such sums as are needed under section 13 of this title are authorized to be appropriated to provide funds for basic educational support through parent committees under the Act of ...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any funds appropriated pursuant to section 13 of this title, for any fiscal year which are not obligated or expended prior to the...


On and after October 12, 1984, funds appropriated under this or any other Act for the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be used for the payment in advance or from date or admission...


On and after October 12, 1984, any cost of providing lunches to nonboarding students in public schools from funds appropriated under this or any other Act for the Bureau of...


After September 30, 1985, no part of any appropriation (except trust funds) to the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be used directly or by contract for general or other welfare...


General assistance payments made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be made - (1) after April 29, 1985, and before October 1, 1995, on the basis of Aid to Families...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Interior shall not disqualify from continued receipt of general assistance payments from the Bureau of Indian Affairs an otherwise...


On and after October 21, 1998, notwithstanding any other provision of law, Indian tribal governments may, by appropriate changes in eligibility criteria or by other means, change ...


On and after October 12, 1984, such appropriations (appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans and the Indian loan guarantee and ...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to amounts made available for tribal priority allocations in Alaska, such amounts on and after October 11, 2000,...


Any money accruing from the Department of Veterans Affairs or other governmental agency to incompetent adult Indians, or minor Indians, who are recognized wards of the...


On and after October 12, 1984, moneys received by grant to the Bureau of Indian Affairs from other Federal agencies to carry out various programs for elementary and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to retain collections from the public in payment for goods and services provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Such collections shall...


Except for electric utility systems constructed and operated as a part of an irrigation system, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to contract under such terms and...


On and after October 12, 1984, passenger carrying motor vehicles of the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be used for the transportation of Indians. ...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Interior may permit tribal governments and organizations and student organizations to use Bureau of Indian Affairs equipment, land,...


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The offices of the Commissioner of the Five Civilized Tribes and superintendent of Union Agency, in Oklahoma, are abolished as of September 1, 1914, and in lieu thereof there shall...


The position of Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes is included within the competitive classified civil service and shall be subject to civil service laws and rules. ...


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Superintendents and acting superintendents in charge of Indian reservations, schools, irrigation and allotment projects are authorized and empowered to administer the oath of...


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Each special agent, supervisor of schools, or other official charged with the investigation of Indian agencies and schools, in the pursuit of his official duties shall have power...


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The limits of each superintendency, agency, and subagency shall be established by the Secretary of the Interior, either by tribes or geographical boundaries. ...


All special agents and commissioners not appointed by the President shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. ...


Indian inspectors shall on and after March 4, 1909 be termed inspectors, and shall be included in the classified service. ...


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No person employed by the United States and paid for any other service shall be paid for interpreting. ...


In the Indian Service Indians shall be employed as herders, teamsters, and laborers, and where practicable in all other employments in connection with the agencies and the...


In all cases of the appointments of interpreters or other persons employed for the benefit of the Indians, a preference shall be given to persons of Indian descent, if such can...


Preference shall at all times, as far as practicable, be given to Indians in the employment of clerical, mechanical, and other help on reservations and about agencies. ...


So far as may be practicable Indian labor shall be employed, and purchases of the products (including, but not limited to printing, notwithstanding any other law) of Indian...


The Secretary, in his discretion, may require security other than bonds required by the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 270a) when entering into a contract with an Indian-owned...


Where any of the tribes are, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, competent to direct the employment of their blacksmiths, mechanics, teachers, farmers, or other...


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Any disbursing agent of the Indian Service, with the approval of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, may authorize a clerk employed in his office to act in his place and discharge...


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The Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, may allow quarters, fuel, and light to employees of the Indian Service whose compensation is not prescribed by law, the salaries...


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The number and kind of employees at each agency shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior and none other shall be employed. ...


When not required for the purpose for which appropriated, the funds provided for the pay of specified employees at any Indian agency may be used by the Secretary of the Interior...


The several compensations prescribed by title 28 of the Revised Statutes shall be in full of all emoluments or allowances whatsoever. But where necessary, a reasonable allowance or ...


Annual estimates in detail shall be submitted for all personal services required in the Indian Office, and it shall not be lawful to employ in said office any personal services...


The President shall, whenever he may judge it expedient, discontinue any Indian agency, or transfer the same, from the place or tribe designated by law, to such other place or...


The President may, in his discretion, consolidate two or more agencies into one, and where Indians are located on reservations created by Executive order he may, with the consent...


It shall be the duty of the President to dispense with the services of such Indian agents and superintendents as may be practicable; and where it is practicable he shall require...


The Secretary of the Interior shall, under the direction of the President, cause to be discontinued the services of such agents, subagents, interpreters, and mechanics as may...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may devolve the duties of Indian agency or part thereof upon the superintendent of the...


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No Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as an independent nation, tribe, or power with whom the United States...


Whenever the tribal organization of any Indian tribe is in actual hostility to the United States, the President is authorized, by proclamation, to declare all treaties with such...


(a) Definitions In this section: (1) The term ''Indian lands'' means lands the title to which is held by the United States in trust for an Indian tribe or lands ...


Any contracts or agreements approved prior to June 26, 1936, by the Secretary of the Interior between the authorities of any tribe, band, or group of Indians and their attorneys...


Any existing valid contract made and approved prior to June 26, 1936, pursuant to any Act of Congress by any tribe, band, or group of Indians with an attorney or attorneys for...


No money shall be paid to any agent or attorney by an officer of the United States under any such contract or agreement, other than the fees due him for services rendered...


Contracts involving the payment or expenditure of any money or affecting any property belonging to the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, or Seminole Tribes of Indians,...


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No contract made with any Indian, where such contract relates to the tribal funds or property in the hands of the United States, shall be valid, nor shall any payment for...


Land allotted to any applicant for enrollment as a citizen in the Five Civilized Tribes whether an Indian or freedman, shall not be affected or encumbered by any deed, debt,...


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Any disbursing or other officer of the United States, or other person, who shall knowingly present, or cause to be presented, any voucher, account, or claim to any officer of...


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In all lettings of contracts in connection with the Indian Service, the proposals or bids received shall be filed and preserved.. (FOOTNOTE 1) (FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. ...


No claims for supplies for Indians, purchased without authority of law, shall be paid out of any appropriation for expenses of the Office of Indian Affairs, or for Indians. ...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized to advertise in the spring of each year for bids, and enter into contracts, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the...


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All wagon transportation from the point where delivery is made by the last common carrier to the agency, school, or elsewhere, and between points on the reservation or...


The cost of inspection, storage, transportation, and so forth, of coal for the Indian Service shall be paid from the support fund of the school or agency for which the coal...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, whenever it can be done advantageously, to purchase for use in the Indian Service, from Indian manual and training schools, in the...


The payment of all moneys and the distribution of all goods stipulated to be furnished to any Indians, or tribe of Indians, shall be made in one of the following ways, as...


The superintendent, agent, or subagent, together with such military officer as the President may direct, shall be present, and certify to the delivery of all goods and money...


At the discretion of the President all disbursements of moneys, whether for annuities or otherwise, to fulfill treaty stipulations with individual Indians or Indian tribes, shall...


The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to pay in coin such of the annuities as by the terms of any treaty of the United States with any Indian tribe are required to be paid...


The President may, at the request of any Indian tribe, to which an annuity is payable in money, cause the same to be paid in goods, purchased as provided in section 91 of...


All Indians, when they shall arrive at the age of eighteen years, shall have the right to receive and receipt for all annuity money that may be due or become due to them, if...


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Funds which are held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary'') for an Indian tribe and which are to be distributed per capita to...


(a) Previous contractual obligations; tax exemption Funds distributed under sections 117a to 117c of this title shall not be liable for the payment of previously...


(a) The Secretary shall, by regulation, establish reasonable standards for the approval of tribal payments pursuant to section 117a of this title and, where approval is given...


Payments to Indians made from moneys appropriated by Congress in satisfaction of the judgment of any court shall be made under the direction of the officers of the Interior...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, from time to time, to designate any individual Indian belonging to any tribe or tribes whom he may deem to be...


The Secretary of the Interior, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him, is authorized to make per capita payments of not to exceed $200 annually to the enrolled members...


The pro rata share of any Indian who is mentally or physically incapable of managing his or her own affairs may be withdrawn from the Treasury in the discretion of the Secretary...


No funds belonging to any Indian tribe with which treaty relations exist shall be applied in any manner not authorized by such treaty, or by express provisions of law; nor...


No money shall be expended from Indian tribal funds without specific appropriation by Congress except as follows: Equalization of allotments, education of Indian children...


On and after April 13, 1926, the funds of any tribe of Indians under the control of the United States may be used for payments of insurance premiums for protection of the property...


On and after May 9, 1938, tribal funds shall be available for appropriation by Congress for traveling and other expenses, including supplies and equipment, of members of...


On and after October 12, 1984, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during each fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the...


In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is appropriated in fiscal year 1988 and thereafter to the Secretary of the Interior for the benefit...


No money shall be expended from tribal funds belonging to the Five Civilized Tribes without specific appropriation by Congress. ...


No moneys shall be expended from tribal or individual funds belonging to the Quapaw or other tribes of Indians of the Quapaw Agency in the State of Oklahoma without specific...


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No moneys or annuities stipulated by any treaty with an Indian tribe for which appropriations are made shall be expended for, or paid, or delivered to any tribe which, since the...


None of the appropriations made for the Indian Service shall be paid to any band of Indians or any portion of any band while at war with the United States or with the white...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to withhold, from any tribe of Indians who may hold any captives other than Indians, any moneys due them from the United States until...


No annuities, or moneys, or goods, shall be paid or distributed to Indians while they are under the influence of any description of intoxicating liquor, nor while there are good...


No superintendent of Indian affairs, or Indian agent, or other disbursing officer in such service, shall have advanced to him, on Indian or public account, any money to be...


Whenever goods and merchandise are delivered to the chiefs of a tribe, for the tribe, such goods and merchandise shall be turned over by the agent or superintendent of such tribe...


For the purpose of properly distributing the supplies appropriated for the Indian Service, it is made the duty of each agent in charge of Indians and having supplies to...


So much of the appropriations of any annual Indian Appropriation Act as may be required to pay for goods and supplies, for expenses incident to their purchase, and for...


It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, and the officers charged by law with the distribution of supplies to the Indians, under appropriations made by law,...


When, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, any Indian tribe, or part thereof, who are receiving rations and clothing and other supplies under the Act of July 1,...


For the purpose of inducing Indians to labor and become self-supporting, it is provided that, in distributing the supplies and annuities to the Indians for whom the same...


No delivery of goods or merchandise shall be made to the chiefs of any tribe, by authority of any treaty, if such chiefs have violated the stipulations contained in such treaty...


The Secretary of the Interior, under the direction of the President, may use any surplus that may remain in any of the appropriations for the purchase of subsistence for the several ...


The several appropriations made for millers, blacksmiths, engineers, carpenters, physicians, and other persons, and for various articles provided for by treaty stipulation for...


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The Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be stated annual accounts between the United States and each tribe of Indians arising under appropriations made, which by law are...


Whenever the issue of food, clothing, or supplies of any kind to Indians is provided for, it shall be the duty of the agent or commissioner issuing the same, at such issue...


Appropriations for specified buildings in the Indian Service shall be used for the transportation of materials purchased therefrom. ...


From time to time there is authorized to be transferred from each or any appropriation or fund available for the purchase of supplies for the Indian Service, to a fund to be set...


Any United States Indian agent, superintendent, or other disbursing agent of the Indian Service may deposit Indian moneys, individual or tribal, coming into his hands as custodian,...


All moneys received from the sales of lands that have been, or may be, ceded to the United States by Indian tribes, by treaties providing for the investment or payment to the...


All sums that are or may be required to be paid, and all moneys that are or may be required to be invested by the treaties mentioned in section 152 of this title are appropriated in ...


No part of the expenses of the public lands service shall be deducted from the proceeds of Indian lands sold through the Bureau of Land Management, except as authorized by the...


All miscellaneous revenues derived from Indian reservations, agencies, and schools, except those of the Five Civilized Tribes and not the result of the labor of any member of...


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Except in the case of funds held in trust for Indian tribes or individuals, the funds available for expenditure under the ''Indian moneys, proceeds of labor'' accounts authorized...


The net receipts from the sales of surplus and unallotted lands and other tribal property belonging to any of the Five Civilized Tribes, after deducting the necessary expense...


All investments of stock, that are or may be required by treaties with the Indians, shall be made under the direction of the President; and special accounts of the funds under...


The Secretary of the Interior shall invest in a manner which shall be in his judgment most safe and beneficial for the fund, all moneys that may be received under treaties...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to cause settlements to be made with all persons appointed by the Indian councils to receive moneys due to incompetent or orphan Indians,...


All stocks, bonds, or other securities or evidences of indebtedness held by the Secretary of the Interior on June 10, 1876, in trust for the benefit of certain Indian tribes shall, ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to deposit, in the Treasury of the United States, any and all sums held by him on April 1, 1880, or which may be received by him,...


(a) All funds held in trust by the United States and carried in principal accounts on the books of the United States Treasury to the credit of Indian tribes shall be invested by...


All tribal funds arising under section 155 of this title on June 13, 1930, included in the fund ''Indian Money, Proceeds of Labor'', shall, on and after July 1, 1930, be carried...


The amount held in any tribal fund account which, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, is not required for the purpose for which the fund was created, shall be...


The interest accruing on Indian tribal funds under sections 161a to 161c of this title shall be subject to the same disposition as prescribed by existing law for the...


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(a) Deposit of tribal trust funds in banks The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized in his discretion, and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, wherever in his discretion such action would be for the best interest of the Indians, to cause a final roll to be made of the...


Unless otherwise specifically provided by law, the share of an individual member of an Indian tribe or group in a per capita or other distribution, individualization, segregation,...


The Secretary shall not restore to tribal ownership or deposit in the general fund of the Treasury any funds pursuant to section 164 of this title and this section until...


The activities of the Department of the Interior associated with the Department's consultation with Indian tribes and organizations related to the management of funds held in trust...


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The President is authorized to exercise general superintendence and care over any tribe or nation which was removed upon an exchange of territory under authority of the act of May...


In all States and Territories where there are reservations or allotted Indians the United States attorney shall represent them in all suits at law and in equity. ...


Whenever it becomes necessary to survey any Indian or other reservations, or any lands, the same shall be surveyed under the direction and control of the Bureau of Land...


No purchase, grant, lease, or other conveyance of lands, or of any title or claim thereto, from any Indian nation or tribe of Indians, shall be of any validity in law or...


In contests initiated by or against Indians, to an entry, filing or other claims, under the laws of Congress relating to public lands for any sufficient cause affecting the...


Every person who drives or otherwise conveys any stock of horses, mules, or cattle, to range and feed on any land belonging to any Indian or Indian tribe, without the consent of...


Every person who makes a settlement on any lands belonging, secured, or granted by treaty with the United States to any Indian tribe, or surveys or attempts to survey such lands,...


No white man, not otherwise a member of any tribe of Indians, who may after August 9, 1888, marry an Indian woman, member of any Indian tribe in the United States, or any of...


Every Indian woman, member of any such tribe of Indians, who may be married after August 9, 1888, to any citizen of the United States, is hereby declared to become by such marriage...


Whenever the marriage of any white man with any Indian woman, a member of any such tribe of Indians, is required or offered to be proved in any judicial proceeding, evidence of...


All children born of a marriage solemnized prior to June 7, 1897, between a white man and an Indian woman by blood and not by adoption, where said Indian woman was on that date,...


Whenever any Indian, being a member of any band or tribe with whom the Government has or shall have entered into treaty stipulations, being desirous to adopt the habits of...


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Subject to applicable regulations under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.), the Secretary of the Interior is...


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The agent of each tribe of Indians, lawfully residing in the Indian country, is authorized to sell for the benefit of such Indians any cattle, horses, or other livestock belonging...


When goods or other property shall be seized for any violation of title 28 of the Revised Statutes it shall be lawful for the person prosecuting on behalf of the United States...


In all trials about the right of property in which an Indian may be a party on one side, and a white person on the other, the burden of proof shall rest upon the white...


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The President of the United States may from year to year in his discretion under such regulations as he may prescribe authorize the Indians residing on reservations or allotments,...


The Secretary of the Interior may in his discretion, from year to year, under such regulations as he may prescribe, authorize the Indians residing on any Indian reservation in...


Whenever the Secretary of the Interior shall find any Indian afflicted with tuberculosis, trachoma, or other contagious or infectious diseases, he may, if in his judgment the...


The Secretary of the Interior, or his accredited representative, shall at all times have access to any books and records of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and...


Title to records of Indian tribes heretofore placed with the Oklahoma Historical Society of the State of Oklahoma by the Secretary of the Interior shall remain vested in the...


Whenever an Indian shall be incarcerated in an agency jail, or any other place of confinement, on an Indian reservation or at an Indian school, a report or record of the offense...


All penalties which shall accrue under title 28 of the Revised Statutes shall be sued for and recovered in an action in the nature of an action of debt, in the name of the...


It shall be unlawful for any person to induce any Indian to execute any contract, deed, mortgage, or other instrument purporting to convey any land or any interest therein held...


No Indian reservation shall be created, nor shall any additions be made to one heretofore created, within the limits of the States of New Mexico and Arizona, except by Act...


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If any Indian, belonging to any tribe in amity with the United States, shall, within the Indian country, take or destroy the property of any person lawfully within such country,...


The superintendents, agents, and subagents within their respective districts are authorized and empowered to take depositions of witnesses touching any depredations, within the ...


The Secretary of the Interior, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, shall permit the agents and employees of any State to enter upon Indian tribal...


The State of New York shall have jurisdiction over offenses committed by or against Indians on Indian reservations within the State of New York to the same extent as the courts of...


The courts of the State of New York under the laws of such State shall have jurisdiction in civil actions and proceedings between Indians or between one or more Indians and any...


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Every person who shall, within the Indian country, set up or continue any distillery for manufacturing ardent spirits, shall be liable to a penalty of $1,000; and the...


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It shall not be unlawful to introduce and use wines solely for sacramental purposes, under church authority, at any place within the Indian country or any Indian...


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The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have the sole power and authority to appoint traders to the Indian tribes and to make such rules and regulations as he may deem just...


Any person desiring to trade with the Indians on any Indian reservation shall, upon establishing the fact, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that he is...


The President is authorized, whenever in his opinion the public interest may require the same, to prohibit the introduction of goods, or of any particular article, into the...


Any person other than an Indian of the full blood who shall attempt to reside in the Indian country, or on any Indian reservation, as a trader, or to introduce goods, or to trade ...


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The President may, in every case where he shall judge improvement in the habits and condition of such Indians practicable, and that the means of instruction can be introduced...


There shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a person of knowledge and experience in the management, training, and practical...


The Superintendent of Indian schools shall perform such other duties as may be imposed upon him by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, subject to the approval of the Secretary of...


The Secretary of the Army shall be authorized to detail an officer of the Army, not above the rank of captain, for special duty with reference to Indian education. ...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall employ Indian girls as assistant matrons and Indian boys as farmers and industrial teachers in all Indian schools when it is practicable to...


On and after August 24, 1912 teachers in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs may be allowed, in addition to annual leave, educational leave not to exceed thirty...


The Secretary of the Army is authorized to set aside, for use in the establishment of normal and industrial training schools for Indian youth from the nomadic tribes...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to establish and maintain the former Fort Apache military post as an Indian boarding school for the purpose of carrying out...


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Funds appropriated on and after March 30, 1968, to the Secretary of the Interior for the education of Indian children shall not be used for the education of such children...


Mission schools on an Indian reservation may, under rules and regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, receive for such Indian children duly enrolled therein,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue a patent to the duly authorized missionary board, or other proper authority, of any religious organization engaged...


The Indians or persons conducting schools or missions in the Territory of Alaska shall not be disturbed in the possession of any lands actually in their use or occupation on June...


In the expenditure of money appropriated for any of the purposes of education of Indian children, those children of Indians who have taken or may take lands in severalty under...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to secure the enrollment and regular attendance of eligible...


The Secretary of the Interior may in his discretion, establish such regulations as will prevent the issuing of rations or the furnishing of subsistence either in money or in kind...


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The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized in his discretion to withhold any annuities or other payments due to Osage Indian minors, above six years of age, whose parents...


No Indian child shall be sent from any Indian reservation to a school beyond the State or Territory in which said reservation is situated without the voluntary consent of the...


No Indian child shall be taken from any school in any State or Territory to a school in any other State against its will or without the written consent of its parents. ...


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No Indian pupil under the age of fourteen years shall be transported at Government expense to any Indian school beyond the limits of the State or Territory in which the parents...


On and after October 12, 1984, no part of any appropriation to the Bureau of Indian Affairs under this or any other act shall be used to subject the transportation of school...


Where there is Government property on hand at any of the Indian reservations or schools not required for the use or benefit of the Indians of reservations or said schools,...


The Commissioner of Indian Affairs may, when in his judgment the good of the service will be promoted thereby, suspend or discontinue any reservation Indian school, and, with...


All reservation and nonreservation boarding schools with an average attendance in any year of less than forty-five and eighty pupils, respectively, shall be discontinued on or...


The Bureau of Indian Affairs shall not expend any other funds for the operation of any secondary education program or facility in the State of Alaska after June 30, 1983:...


On and after October 12, 1984, no part of any appropriations to the Bureau of Indian Affairs under this or any other Act shall be available to continue academic and...


Subject to applicable regulations under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.), the Secretary of the Interior is...


The Secretary of the Interior, or his authorized representative, is authorized to convey to State or local governmental agencies or to local school authorities all the right,...


The Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, directed to convey to local town or city officials or to school authorities in the Territory of Alaska, all the right, title,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to sell and convey at public sale, to the highest bidder, under such regulations and under such terms and conditions as he may...


All expenditure of money herein or after April 30, 1908, appropriated for school purposes among the Indians, shall be at all times under the supervision and direction of...


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The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized and directed to select and designate some one of the schools or...


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On and after July 1, 1950, the course of study taught in any school operated and maintained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on any Indian reservation in the State of South...


The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary''), acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is authorized and directed to conduct a study...


The Secretary of the Interior may authorize officials or employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to accept and to disburse deposits of funds of students and student...


A board is created in the Department of the Interior to be known as ''Indian Arts and Crafts Board'', and hereinafter referred to as the Board. The Board shall be composed of...


It shall be the function and the duty of the Secretary of the Interior through the Board to promote the economic welfare of the Indian tribes and Indian individuals through...


In fiscal year 1997 and thereafter, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board may charge admission fees at its museums; charge rent and/or franchise fees for shops located in its...


The Board shall prescribe from time to time rules and regulations governing the conduct of its business and containing such provisions as it may deem appropriate for the...


There is authorized to be appropriated out of any sums in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated such sums as may be necessary to defray the expenses of the Board and carry out...


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(a) The Board may receive complaints of violations of section 1159 of title 18 and refer complaints of such violations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for...


(a) Injunctive or equitable relief; damages A person specified in subsection (c) of this section may, in a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction, bring an action ...


(a) Transfer of art collection and costs Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior is directed to transfer all right, title and interest in ...


On and after May 9, 1938, the expenditures for the purpose of encouraging industry and self-support among the Indians and to aid them in the culture of fruits, grains, and other...


On and after May 9, 1938, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to make advances to old,...


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In order to help adult Indians who reside on or near Indian reservations to obtain reasonable and satisfactory employment, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to undertake...


There is authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of sections 309 and 309a of this title the sum of $25,000,000 for each fiscal year, and not to exceed $1,500,000 of such...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds provided by the Bureau for adult vocational education to any vocational school (as defined for purposes of any program of...


(a)(1) To the extent of the availability of funds for such purpose, the Secretary of the Interior shall: (A) enter into a thirty-year agreement with the College of Santa...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to grant permission, upon compliance with such requirements as he may deem necessary, to the proper State or local authorities for...


A right of way for a railway, telegraph, and telephone line through any Indian reservation in any State or Territory, except Oklahoma, or through any lands reserved for an...


Such right of way shall not exceed fifty feet in width on each side of the center line of the road, except where there are heavy cuts and fills, when it shall not exceed one...


The line of route of said road may be surveyed and located through and across any of said lands at any time, upon permission therefor being obtained from the Secretary of...


If any such company shall fail to construct and put in operation one-tenth of its entire line in one year, or to complete its road within three years after the approval of its map...


The provisions of section 935 (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 43 relating to the rights of several railroads through any canyon, pass, or defile are extended and made applicable to rights...


The Secretary of the Interior shall make all needful rules and regulations, not inconsistent with sections 312 to 318 of this title, for the proper execution and carrying into...


Congress reserves the right at any time to alter, amend, or repeal sections 312 to 318 of this title or any portion thereof. ...


Appropriations are hereby authorized out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated for material, equipment, supervision and engineering, and the employment of...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered to grant a right of way, in the nature of an easement, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of telephone...


When, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, it is necessary for any railway company owning or operating a line of railway in any Indian reservation to acquire lands...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered to grant a right-of-way in the nature of an easement for the construction, operation, and maintenance of pipe lines for the ...


The provisions of the following statutes: Sections 311, 319, and 357 of this title; Sections 312 to 318 of this title; Section 321 of this title; and ...


Notwithstanding such provisions, the Secretary of the Interior may, without the consent of the affected Pueblo Tribes, grant one renewal for a period not to exceed ten years of...


The Secretary of the Interior be, and he is empowered to grant rights-of-way for all purposes, subject to such conditions as he may prescribe, over and across any lands now...


No grant of a right-of-way over and across any lands belonging to a tribe organized under the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.); the Act of...


No grant of a right-of-way shall be made without the payment of such compensation as the Secretary of the Interior shall determine to be just. The compensation received on behalf...


Sections 323 to 328 of this title shall not in any manner amend or repeal the provisions of the Federal Water Power Act of June 10, 1920 (41 Stat. 1063), as amended by the Act...


Rights-of-way for the use of the United States may be granted under sections 323 to 328 of this title upon application by the department or agency having jurisdiction over...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe any necessary regulations for the purpose of administering the provisions of sections 323 to 328 of this title. ...


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Where any Indian not residing upon a reservation, or for whose tribe no reservation has been provided by treaty, act of Congress, or executive order, shall make settlement upon...


Unless otherwise specifically provided, the provisions of the Act of February 8, 1887 (Twenty-fourth Statutes at Large, page 388), as amended, are extended to all lands...


Where any Indian entitled to allotment under existing laws shall make settlement upon any surveyed or unsurveyed lands of the United States not otherwise appropriated, he or she...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to make allotments within the national forests in conformity with the general allotment laws, to any Indian...


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The provisions of this act shall not extend to the territory occupied by the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Seminoles, and Osage, Miamies and Peorias, and Sacs and Foxes,...


The provisions of the Act of February 8, 1887, are declared to extend to and are made applicable to the Confederated Wea, Peoria, Kaskaskia, and Piankeshaw tribes of Indians, and...


Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to affect the right and power of Congress to grant the right of way through any lands granted to an Indian, or a tribe of Indians,...


Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the removal of the Southern Ute Indians from their present reservation in southwestern Colorado to a new reservation by...


In all cases where it shall appear that a double allotment of land has been wrongfully or erroneously made by the Secretary of the Interior to any Indian by an assumed name...


If any Indian of a tribe whose surplus lands have been ceded or opened to disposal has received an allotment embracing lands unsuitable for allotment purposes, such allotment may...


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All persons who are in whole or in part of Indian blood or descent who are entitled to an allotment of land under any law of Congress, or who claim to be so entitled to land...


The plaintiff shall cause a copy of his petition filed under section 345 of this title, to be served upon the United States attorney in the district wherein suit is brought, and...


In all actions brought in any State court or United States court by any patentee, his heirs, grantees, or any person claiming under such patentee, for the possession or rents...


Upon the approval of the allotments provided for in this act by the Secretary of the Interior, he shall cause patents to issue therefor in the name of the allottees, which...


The period of trust on lands allotted to Indians of the Klamath River Reservation, California, which expired July 31, 1919, and the legal title to which is still in the United...


At the expiration of the trust period and when the lands have been conveyed to the Indians by patent in fee, as provided in section 348 of this title, then each and every...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, and whenever for good and sufficient reason he shall consider it to be for the best interest of the Indians, in...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, whenever in his opinion it shall be conducive to the best welfare and interest of the Indians living within any Indian village on any...


The Secretary of the Interior, after notice and hearing, is authorized to cancel trust patents issued to Indian allottees for allotments within any power or reservoir site and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to cancel any patent in fee simple issued to an Indian allottee or to his heirs before the end of the period of...


Where patents in fee have been issued for Indian allotments, during the trust period, without application by or consent of the patentees, and such patentees or Indian heirs have...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to reimburse Indian allottees, or Indian heirs or Indian devisees...


The provisions of this Act shall not apply to the Osage Indians, nor to the Five Civilized Tribes, in Oklahoma. Where deeds to tribal lands in the Five Civilized Tribes have been...


No lands acquired under the provisions of this Act shall, in any event, become liable to the satisfaction of any debt contracted prior to the issuing of the final patent in...


The lands of full-blooded members of any of the Five Civilized Tribes are made subject to the laws of the State of Oklahoma, providing for the partition of real estate. Any...


No undisputed claims to be paid from individual moneys of restricted allottees, or their heirs, or uncontested agricultural and mineral leases (excluding oil and gas leases) made by ...


Lands allotted in severalty to Indians may be condemned for any public purpose under the laws of the State or Territory where located in the same manner as land owned in fee may...


Any and all provisions contained in any Act passed prior to March 7, 1928, for the survey, resurvey, classification, and allotment of lands in severalty under the provisions of...


For the purpose of determining the descent of land to the heirs of any deceased Indian under the provisions of section 348 of this title, whenever any male and female Indian...


When any Indian to whom an allotment of land has been made, or may hereafter be made, dies before the expiration of the trust period and before the issuance of a fee simple...


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In probate matters under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, no person shall be recognized as an heir of a deceased Indian by virtue of an adoption - ...


Any persons of the age of eighteen years or older having any right, title, or interest in any allotment held under trust or other patent containing restrictions on alienation...


Upon final determination by the Secretary of the Interior that the Indian holder of a trust or restricted allotment of lands or an interest therein has died intestate without...


If an Indian found to have died intestate without heirs was the holder of a restricted allotment or homestead or interest therein on the public domain, the land or interest...


The provisions of sections 373a and 373b of this title shall not apply to the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes or the Osage Reservation, in Oklahoma. ...


The authority delegated to judges of the United States courts by section 24 of title 35 is conferred upon the Secretary of the Interior to require the attendance of witnesses...


A determination of the question of fact as to who are the heirs of any deceased citizen allottee of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians who may die or may have heretofore...


Exclusive jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the Secretary of the Interior to determine the heirs after notice and hearing under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe,...


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The Secretary of the Interior is granted authority to disburse to the heirs or legatees of deceased members of the Five Civilized Tribes any sum of money on deposit to the credit...


Upon the final determination of a court having jurisdiction or by decision of the Secretary of the Interior after a period of five years from the death of the decedent, it...


After August 1, 1914, any officer or employee appointed or designated by the Secretary of the Interior or the Commissioner of Indian Affairs as special examiner in heirship...


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If the Secretary of the Interior shall find that any inherited trust allotment or allotments are capable of partition to the advantage of the heirs, he may cause such lands to...


The adult heirs of any deceased Indian to whom a trust or other patent containing restrictions upon alienation has been or shall be issued for lands allotted to him may sell...


Restricted allotments of deceased Indians may be leased, except for oil and gas mining purposes, by the superintendents of the reservation within which the lands are located (1)...


In cases where the use of water for irrigation is necessary to render the lands within any Indian reservation available for agricultural purposes, the Secretary of the Interior...


In carrying out any irrigation project which may be undertaken under the provisions of the Reclamation Act, and which may make possible, and provide for in connection with...


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The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, may employ superintendents of irrigation who shall be skilled irrigation engineers, not...


For lands irrigable under any irrigation system or reclamation project the Secretary of the Interior may fix maintenance charges which shall be paid as he may direct, such payments...


Effective August 7, 1946, collections made from water users on each Indian irrigation project on account of assessments levied to meet the cost of operating and maintaining...


There shall be credited to each trust-fund account established under section 385a of this title the excess, if any, of (1) the unexpended balance of any repealed special...


Revenues collected after August 7, 1946, from power operations on each Indian irrigation project and deposited into the Treasury for credit to miscellaneous receipts pursuant...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to require the owners of irrigable land under any irrigation system constructed for the benefit of Indians and to which...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to adjust or eliminate reimbursable charges of the Government of the United States existing as debts against...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to pay out of funds available for the Indian irrigation projects for damages caused to owners of lands or other private property of...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to cause an investigation to be made to determine whether the owners of non-Indian lands under Indian irrigation projects...


Where the Secretary finds that any such lands cannot be cultivated profitably due to a present lack of water supply, proper drainage facilities, or need of additional...


Where the Secretary finds that any such lands are permanently nonirrigable he may, with the consent of the landowner, eliminate such lands from the project. ...


Where irrigation assessments against any such lands remained unpaid at the time the Indian title to such lands became extinguished and no lien existed and attached to such lands...


The Secretary shall have power to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 389 to 389e of this title. ...


The Secretary shall include in the report to Congress required pursuant to section 389a (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, a description of actions taken under the provisions of sections...


The Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to grant concessions on reservoir sites, reserves for canals or flowage areas, and other lands...


Prior to the expiration of the trust period of any Indian allottee to whom a trust or other patent containing restrictions upon alienation has been or shall be issued under any law...


For the purpose of allowing any Indian allottee to sell for townsite purposes any portion of the lands allotted to him, the Secretary of the Interior may, by order,...


Whenever, in any law or treaty or in any patent issued to Indian allottees for lands in severalty pursuant to such law or treaty, there appears a provision to the effect that...


The restricted allotment of any Indian may be leased for farming and grazing purposes by the allottee or his heirs, subject only to the approval of the superintendent or other...


From and after thirty days from February 11, 1936 the restricted lands belonging to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma of one-half or more Indian blood, enrolled...


Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that the allotted lands of any Indian are arid but susceptible of irrigation and that the allottee,...


Whenever it shall be made to appear to the Secretary of the Interior that, by reason of age, disability, or inability, any allottee of Indian lands cannot personally, and with...


All lands allotted to Indians in severalty, except allotments made to members of the Five Civilized Tribes and Osage Indians in Oklahoma, may by said allottee be leased for...


On and after May 11, 1938, unallotted lands within any Indian reservation or lands owned by any tribe, group, or band of Indians under Federal jurisdiction, except those...


Leases for oil- and/or gas-mining purposes covering such unallotted lands shall be offered for sale to the highest responsible qualified bidder, at public auction or on sealed bids, ...


On and after May 11, 1938, lessees of restricted Indian lands, tribal or allotted, for mining purposes, including oil and gas, shall furnish corporate surety bonds, in...


All operations under any oil, gas, or other mineral lease issued pursuant to the terms of sections 396a to 396g of this title or any other Act affecting restricted Indian lands...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, authorize superintendents or other officials in the Indian Service to approve leases for oil, gas, or other mining...


Sections 396a, 396b, 396c, and 396d of this title shall not apply to the Crow Reservation in Montana, the ceded lands of the Shoshone Reservation in Wyoming, the Osage Reservation...


The Secretary of the Interior, to avoid waste or to promote the conservation of natural resources or the welfare of the Indians, is authorized in his discretion to approve leases...


Where lands are occupied by Indians who have bought and paid for the same, and which lands are not needed for farming or agricultural purposes, and are not desired for individual ...


Unallotted land on Indian reservations other than lands of the Five Civilized Tribes and the Osage Reservation subject to lease for mining purposes for a period of ten years...


Unallotted lands within the limits of any reservation or withdrawal created by Executive order for Indian purposes or for the use or occupancy of any Indians or tribe may be...


The proceeds from rentals, royalties, or bonuses of oil and gas leases upon lands within Executive order Indian reservations or withdrawals shall be deposited in the Treasury of...


Taxes may be levied and collected by the State or local authority upon improvements, output of mines or oil and gas wells, or other rights, property, or assets of any lessee...


Changes in the boundaries of reservations created by Executive order, proclamation, or otherwise for the use and occupation of Indians shall not be made except by Act of Congress. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to allow any person who prior to May 27, 1924, filed an application for...


Authority of Secretary of the Interior to lease - The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him and under such terms...


Lands reserved for school and agency purposes and all other unallotted lands on the Fort Peck and Blackfeet Indian Reservations, in the State of Montana, reserved from allotment or ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to lease at public auction upon not less than thirty days' public notice for...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to lease for mining purposes lands reserved from allotment to be used as a cemetery and not needed for that purpose, and lands reserved...


The surplus lands of any tribe may be leased for farming purposes by the council of such tribe under the same rules and regulations and for the same term of years as was on August...


The unallotted irrigable lands on any Indian reservation may be leased for farming purposes for not to exceed ten years with the consent of the tribal council, business committee,...


Any Indian allotment held under a trust patent may be leased by the allottee for a period not to exceed five years, subject to and in conformity with such rules and regulations as...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any Indian lands on the Port Madison and Snohomish or Tulalip Indian Reservations in the State of Washington, may be leased by the...


Any owner of an interest in any tract of land in the Tulalip Reservation, Washington, in which any undivided interest is now or hereafter held in trust by the United States for...


(a) Termination of Federal trust and restrictions on alienation Notwithstanding the provisions of the constitution and charter of the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation,...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, with the consent in writing of the individual Indian, association of Indians, or Indian tribe concerned, any restricted Indian...


Such leases may be made only by the individual Indian owner of the land or by the authorized representatives of the tribe or group of Indians to whom the land belongs, subject to...


The lands, or any part thereof, allotted to any Indian, or any inherited interest therein, which can be sold under existing law by authority of the Secretary of the Interior,...


Any noncompetent Indian to whom a patent containing restrictions against alienation has been issued for an allotment of land in severalty, under any law or treaty, or who may have...


(a) Deductions for administrative expenses; standards guiding sales The timber on any Indian land held under a trust or other patent containing restrictions on alienations may be...


Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, the timber on unallotted trust land in Indian reservations or on other land held in trust for tribes may be sold...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to charge purchasers of timber on Indian lands that are held by the United States in trust, or that are subject to restrictions...


In any case where an Indian has an allotment of land, or any right, title, or interest in such an allotment, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, may permit such...


Any Indian allotted lands under any law or treaty without the power of alienation, and within a reclamation project approved by the Secretary of the Interior, may sell and convey...


Whenever any nontaxable land of a restricted Indian of the Five Civilized Tribes or of any other Indian tribe is sold to any State, county, or municipality for...


No money accruing from any lease or sale of lands held in trust by the United States for any Indian shall become liable for the payment of any debt of, or claim against, such...


The shares of money due minor Indians as their proportion of the proceeds from the sale of ceded or tribal Indian lands, whenever such shares have been withheld from their...


In any case where the restrictions as to alienation have been removed with respect to any Indian allottee, or as to any portion of the lands of any Indian allottee, and such...


All homesteads, heretofore purchased out of the trust or restricted funds of individual Indians, are hereby declared to be instrumentalities of the Federal Government and shall...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to collect reasonable fees to cover the cost of...


On and after August 25, 1937, in all sales of tribal lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians in Oklahoma provided for by existing law, the Secretary of the Interior is...


(a) Authorized purposes; term; approval by Secretary Any restricted Indian lands, whether tribally, or individually owned, may be leased by the Indian owners, with the approval...


Restricted lands of deceased Indians may be leased under sections 415 to 415d of this title, for the benefit of their heirs or devisees, in the circumstances and by the...


No rent or other consideration for the use of land leased under sections 415 to 415d of this title shall be paid or collected more than one year in advance, unless so provided in...


The Secretary of the Interior shall approve no lease pursuant to sections 415 to 415d of this title that contains any provision that will prevent or delay a termination of...


Nothing contained in sections 415 to 415d of this title shall be construed to repeal any authority to lease restricted Indian lands conferred by or pursuant to any other provision...


Any trust or restricted Indian lands, whether tribally or individually owned, located on the San Xavier Indian Reservation and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation, in...


(a) Covenant not to cause waste, etc. Every lease entered into under section 416 of this title shall contain a covenant on the part of the lessee that he will not commit or...


(a) Notice requirements prior to approval of lease The Secretary of the Interior shall, before he approves any lease under sections 416 to 416j of this title for public, religious, ...


Trust or restricted lands of deceased Indians located on the San Xavier and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservations may be leased under sections 416 to 416j of this title, for...


No rent or other consideration for the use of land leased under sections 416 to 416j of this title shall be paid or collected more than one year in advance, unless so provided in...


The Secretary of the Interior shall approve no lease pursuant to sections 416 to 416j of this title that contains any provision that will prevent or delay a termination of...


Individual or tribal owners of trust or restricted Indian land on the San Xavier and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservations may, with the approval of the Secretary, dedicate land...


The Papago Council and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community Council, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may contract with the State of Arizona or its...


The Papago Council and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community Council, with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior, are hereby authorized, for their respective reservations,...


Nothing contained in sections 416 to 416j of this title shall - (a) authorize the alienation, encumbrance, or taxation of any interest in real or personal property,...


Nothing in sections 416 to 416j of this title shall authorize the Secretary to approve any development which would detract from the scenic, historic, and religious values of...


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All acceptances of cash settlements by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for livestock lent by the United States to any individual Indian, or to any tribe, association,...


Any moneys received on and after May 24, 1950, in settlement of such debts or from the sale of livestock so repaid to the United States shall be deposited in the revolving...


The Secretary of the Interior at the request of any Indian tribe, band, or group is authorized to convey to such Indian tribe, band, or group, by such means as he may...


Payment for transportation of Indian goods and supplies shall include all Indian transportation lawfully due such land-grant railroads as have not received aid in Government bonds...


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(a) Findings respecting historical and special legal relationship, and resultant responsibilities The Congress, after careful review of the Federal Government's historical...


(a) Recognition of obligation of United States The Congress hereby recognizes the obligation of the United States to respond to the strong expression of the Indian people for ...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any regulation), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health and Human Services are authorized to jointly...


For purposes of this subchapter, the term - (a) ''construction programs'' means programs for the planning, design, construction, repair, improvement, and expansion of ...


(a) Maintenance of records (1) Each recipient of Federal financial assistance under this subchapter shall keep such records as the appropriate Secretary shall prescribe...


Whoever, being an officer, director, agent, or employee of, or connected in any capacity with, any recipient of a contract, subcontract, grant, or subgrant pursuant to this...


(a) Similar construction in locality All laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors (excluding tribes and tribal organizations) in the ...


The provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to the requirements of chapter 63 of title 31: Provided, That a grant agreement or a cooperative agreement may be utilized...


Beginning in fiscal year 1998 and thereafter, where the actual costs of construction projects under self-determination contracts, compacts, or grants, pursuant to Public Laws...


(a) Request by tribe; authorized programs (1) The Secretary is directed, upon the request of any Indian tribe by tribal resolution, to enter into a self-determination contract...


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(a) Request by tribe for contract or grant by Secretary of the Interior for improving, etc., tribal governmental, contracting, and program planning activities ...


(a) to (d) Omitted (e) Eligible employees; Federal employee programs subject to retention Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 8347(o), 8713, and 8914 of title...


(a) Applicability of Federal contracting laws and regulations; waiver of requirements (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, subject to paragraph (3), the...


(a) Amount of funds provided (1) The amount of funds provided under the terms of self-determination contracts entered into pursuant to this subchapter shall not be less than...


Before, on, and after October 21, 1998, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds available to the Indian Health Service in this Act or any other Act for...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including but not limited to the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975, as amended (25 U.S.C. 450f et seq.), on and after November...


(a) Authority of Secretaries of the Interior and of Health and Human Services to promulgate; time restriction (1) Except as may be specifically authorized in this subsection, ...


(a) Terms Each self-determination contract entered into under this subchapter shall - (1) contain, or incorporate by reference, the provisions of the model...


Each contract or grant agreement entered into pursuant to sections 450f, 450g, and 450h (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title shall provide that in any case where the appropriate...


(a) Civil actions; concurrent jurisdiction; relief The United States district courts shall have original jurisdiction over any civil action or claim against the appropriate ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as - (1) affecting, modifying, diminishing, or otherwise impairing the sovereign immunity from suit enjoyed by an Indian tribe;...


The Secretary of the Interior may accept donations of funds or other property for the advancement of the Indian race, and he may use the donated property in accordance with the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to enter into a contract or contracts with any State or Territory, or political subdivision thereof, or with any...


The Secretary of the Interior, in making any contract authorized by sections 452 to 457 of this title, may permit such contracting party to utilize, for the purposes of said...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations, including minimum standards of service, as may be necessary and...


The Secretary of the Interior shall not enter into any contract for the education of Indians unless the prospective contractor has submitted to, and has had approved by the...


(a) Election; functions Whenever a school district affected by a contract or contracts for the education of Indians pursuant to sections 452 to 457 of this title has a...


Any school district educating Indian students who are members of recognized Indian tribes, who do not normally reside in the State in which such school district is located, and...


(a) Authorization; prerequisites The Secretary is authorized to enter into a contract or contracts with any State education agency or school district for the purpose of...


No funds from any grant or contract pursuant to this part shall be made available to any school district unless the Secretary is satisfied that the quality and standard of...


No funds from any contract or grant pursuant to this part shall be made available by any Federal agency directly to other than public agencies and Indian tribes, institutions,...


(a) Prerequisites for promulgation (1) Within six months from January 4, 1975, the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, consult with national and regional ...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to provide funds, pursuant to this subchapter; the the (FOOTNOTE 1) Act of April 16, 1934 (48 Stat. 596), as amended (25 U.S.C. 452 et...


The assistance provided in this subchapter for the education of Indians in the public schools of any State is in addition and supplemental to assistance provided under title IX...


The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this part referred to as the ''Secretary'') shall establish and carry out a program within the Department of the Interior to be known...


(a) Continuing participation Each Indian tribe that is participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project at the Department of the Interior under title...


(a) Authorization The Secretary shall negotiate and enter into an annual written funding agreement with the governing body of each participating tribal government in a...


The Secretary shall identify, in the annual budget request of the President to the Congress under section 1105 of title 31 any funds proposed to be included in agreements...


(a) Requirement The Secretary shall submit to Congress a written report on January 1 of each year following October 25, 1994, regarding the administration of this part. ...


(a) Other services, contracts, and funds Nothing in this part shall be construed to limit or reduce in any way the services, contracts, or funds that any other Indian tribe ...


(a) In general Not later than 90 days after October 25, 1994, at the request of a majority of the Indian tribes with agreements under this part, the Secretary shall...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this part. ...


(a) In general In this part: (1) Construction project The term ''construction project'' - (A) means an organized noncontinuous undertaking to complete ...


The Secretary shall establish and carry out a program within the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services to be known as the ''Tribal...


(a) Continuing participation Each Indian tribe that is participating in the Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project under title III (FOOTNOTE 1) on August 18, 2000, may...


(a) Compact required The Secretary shall negotiate and enter into a written compact with each Indian tribe participating in self-governance in a manner consistent with the...


(a) Funding agreement required The Secretary shall negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each Indian tribe participating in self-governance in a...


(a) Applicability The provisions of this section shall apply to compacts and funding agreements negotiated under this part and an Indian tribe may, at its option,...


(a) Mandatory provisions (1) Health status reports Compacts or funding agreements negotiated between the Secretary and an Indian tribe shall include a provision...


(a) In general Pursuant to the terms of any compact or funding agreement entered into under this part, the Secretary shall transfer to the Indian tribe all funds provided for...


(a) In general Indian tribes participating in tribal self-governance may carry out construction projects under this part if they elect to assume all Federal responsibilities...


Regarding construction programs or projects, the Secretary and Indian tribes may negotiate for the inclusion of specific provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement and Policy...


(a) Contract defined For the purposes of section 450m-1 of this title, the term ''contract'' shall include compacts and funding agreements entered into under this part. ...


(a) Secretarial interpretation Except as otherwise provided by law, the Secretary shall interpret all Federal laws, Executive orders, and regulations in a manner that...


(a) Requirement of annual budget request (1) In general The President shall identify in the annual budget request submitted to Congress under section 1105 of title 31...


(a) Annual report (1) In general Not later than January 1 of each year after August 18, 2000, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of ...


(a) No funding reduction Nothing in this part shall be construed to limit or reduce in any way the funding for any program, project, or activity serving an Indian tribe under...


(a) Mandatory application All provisions of sections 450c(b), 450d, 450e, 450f(c) and (d), 450i, 450j(k) and (l), 450j-1(a) through (k), and 450n of this title and section 314...


(a) In general (1) Promulgation Not later than 90 days after August 18, 2000, the Secretary shall initiate procedures under subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 5...


In any appeal (including civil actions) involving decisions made by the Secretary under this part, the Secretary shall have the burden of proof of demonstrating by clear...


(a) In general There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this part. (b) Availability of appropriations Notwithstanding any...


(a) In general As soon as practicable after December 27, 2000, the Secretary of the Interior shall establish, under the laws of the District of Columbia and in accordance...


(a) Provision of support by Secretary Subject to subsection (b) of this section, during the 5-year period beginning on the date that the Foundation is established, the...


For the purposes of this part - (1) the term ''Bureau funded school'' has the meaning given that term in title XI of the Education Amendments of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 2000...


(a) Declaration; addition to reservations Except as hereinafter provided, all of the right, title, and interest of the United States of America in all of the land, and ...


(a) Description of lands The lands, declared by section 459(a) of this title to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Indian tribes named in this...


All of the right, title, and interest of the United States in all the minerals including gas and oil underlying the submarginal lands declared to be held in trust for the...


(a) Preservation; force and effect of mineral leases; rejection of pending applications for leases and return of advance rental payments Nothing in this subchapter...


(a) Deposit to credit of tribe; nonapplicability Any and all gross receipts derived from, or which relate to, the property conveyed by this subchapter, the Act of July 20, 1956 (70 ...


All property conveyed to tribes pursuant to this subchapter and all the receipts therefrom referred to in section 459d of this title, shall be exempt from Federal, State, and...


On and after June 18, 1934, no land of any Indian reservation, created or set apart by treaty or agreement with the Indians, Act of Congress, Executive order, purchase, or...


The existing periods of trust placed upon any Indian lands and any restriction on alienation thereof are extended and continued until otherwise directed by Congress. ...


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(a) Protection of existing rights The Secretary of the Interior, if he shall find it to be in the public interest, is authorized to restore to tribal ownership the ...


Whenever all privately owned lands except mining claims within the following-described area have been purchased and acquired as authorized in sections 463b and 463c of this title,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to purchase for the use and benefit of the Papago Indians with any available funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated, pursuant...


The State of Arizona may relinquish in favor of the Papago Indians such tracts within the townships referred to in section 463a of this title as it may see fit and shall have...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion to restore to tribal ownership the undisposed of surplus lands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon,...


For the purpose of effecting land consolidations between Indians and non-Indians within the reservation, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, under such rules and...


Title to lands or any interest therein acquired pursuant to sections 463d to 463g of this title for Indian use shall be taken in the name of the United States of America in trust...


For the purpose of carrying into effect the land-purchase provision of sections 463d to 463g of this title, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to use so much as may...


Except as herein provided, no sale, devise, gift, exchange, or other transfer of restricted Indian lands or of shares in the assets of any Indian tribe or corporation...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to acquire, through purchase, relinquishment, gift, exchange, or assignment, any interest in lands, water rights,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to receive on behalf of the United States from individual members of the Klamath Tribe of Indians voluntarily executed deeds to such...


As used in this section and section 465a of this title the term ''Klamath Tribe of Indians'' includes the Klamath and Modoc Tribes, and the Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to make rules and regulations for the operation and management of Indian forestry units on the principle of sustained-yield management,...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to proclaim new Indian reservations on lands acquired pursuant to any authority conferred by this Act, or to add such lands...


Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to relate to Indian holdings of allotments or homesteads upon the public domain outside of the geographic boundaries of any...


There is authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed $250,000 in any fiscal year,...


There is authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $20,000,000 to be established as a revolving fund from which...


Interest or other charges heretofore or hereafter collected on loans shall be credited to the revolving fund created by section 470 of this title and shall be available for...


There is authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the United States Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum not to exceed $250,000 annually, together with any...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to establish standards of health, age, character, experience, knowledge, and ability for Indians who may be appointed to the...


(a) Establishment of retention categories for purposes of reduction-in-force procedures For purposes of applying reduction-in-force procedures under subsection (a) of...


The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any of the Territories, colonies, or insular possessions of the United States, except that sections 9, 10, 11, 12, and 16 (25 U.S.C....


Sections 461, 465, 467, 468, 475, 477, and 479 of this title shall after May 1, 1936, apply to the Territory of Alaska: Provided, That groups of Indians in Alaska not recognized...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to continue the allowance of the articles enumerated in section 17 of the Act of March 2, 1889 (23 Stat. L. 894), or their commuted...


Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impair or prejudice any claim or suit of any Indian tribe against the United States. It is declared to be the intent of Congress that...


In all suits now pending in the United States Court of Federal Claims by an Indian tribe or band which have not been tried or submitted, and in any suit hereafter filed in the...


(a) Adoption; effective date Any Indian tribe shall have the right to organize for its common welfare, and may adopt an appropriate constitution and bylaws, and any...


The Secretary of the Interior may, upon petition by any tribe, issue a charter of incorporation to such tribe: Provided, That such charter shall not become operative until ratified...


This Act shall not apply to any reservation wherein a majority of the adult Indians, voting at a special election duly called by the Secretary of the Interior, shall vote against...


Notwithstanding section 478 of this title, sections 462 and 477 of this title shall apply to - (1) all Indian tribes, (2) all lands held in trust by the United States...


In any election heretofore or hereafter held under the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), on the question of excluding a reservation from the application...


All laws, general and special, and all treaty provisions affecting any Indian reservation which has voted or may vote to exclude itself from the application of the Act of June...


The term ''Indian'' as used in this Act shall include all persons of Indian descent who are members of any recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction, and all persons...


For the purposes of this title: (FOOTNOTE 1) (FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below. (1) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2)...


(a) Publication of list The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a list of all Indian tribes which the Secretary recognizes to be eligible for the special programs...


On and after May 10, 1939, no individual of less than one-quarter degree of Indian blood shall be eligible for a loan from funds made available in accordance with the provisions...


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The Secretary of the Interior, or his designated representative, is authorized, under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, to make loans from the revolving...


The Secretary of the Interior, or his duly authorized representative, is authorized in his discretion, and upon application of the Indian owners, to issue patents in fee, to ...


(a) The individual Indian owners of any land which either is held by the United States in trust for them or is subject to a restriction against alienation imposed by the United...


From and after July 14, 1954, each grant of exchange assignment of tribal lands on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation shall have the...


The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are authorized to pay to each holder of an exchange assignment of tribal lands all moneys collected by the tribe...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 484 to 486 of this title. ...


(a) Purchase, sale, and exchange For the purpose of effecting consolidations of land situated within the Spokane Indian Reservation in the State of Washington into the...


The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make loans from the Farmers Home Administration Direct Loan Account created by section 1988(c) (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 7, and to make...


Title to land acquired by a tribe or tribal corporation with a loan made or insured pursuant to sections 488 to 494 of this title may, with the approval of the Secretary of...


A tribe or tribal corporation to which a loan is made or insured pursuant to sections 488 to 494 of this title (1) may waive in writing any immunity from suit or liability which...


Trust or restricted tribal or tribal corporation property mortgaged pursuant to sections 488 to 494 of this title shall be subject to foreclosure and sale or conveyance in lieu of ...


Loans made or insured pursuant to sections 488 to 494 of this title will be subject to the interest rate provisions of section 307(a)(3)(B) of the Consolidated Farmers...


(a) In general The Secretary of Agriculture may, on the application of the borrower of a loan or loans made under sections 488 to 494 of this title, reduce the unpaid...


There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out sections 488 to 494 of this title $8,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 1995. ...


Until otherwise provided by law the body of lands known as Annette Islands, situated in Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska on the north side of Dixon's entrance, is...


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A necessity for providing means of subsistence for the Eskimos and other natives of Alaska is hereby declared to exist. It is also declared to be the policy of Congress, and...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed, to acquire, in the name of the United States, by purchase or other lawful means, including exercise of the power...


All persons, other than natives of Alaska, who upon September 1, 1937, claim title to any Alaskan reindeer shall, within one year after September 1, 1937, file in Alaska, with...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to receive, in the name of the United States, for and on behalf of said natives of Alaska, gifts made for the purposes of...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to receive and expend, for the purposes of this subchapter, properly authorized loans, grants, or allocations made to him for...


Except as herein otherwise specially provided, none of the moneys collected or received by the Secretary of the Interior in his administration of this subchapter shall be paid...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to organize and manage the reindeer industry or business provided for by this subchapter in such manner as to establish...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to distribute the reindeer and other property acquired by the United States under this subchapter among the Eskimos or other natives...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to grant, in his discretion and subject to such terms as he may impose, to any corporations, associations, or other organizations...


Live reindeer in Alaska, and the increase thereof, acquired by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to this subchapter, and live reindeer in Alaska, and the increase thereof,...


''Reindeer'' as used in this subchapter shall be understood to include reindeer and such caribou as have been introduced into animal husbandry or have actually joined reindeer...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as, in his judgment, are necessary to carry into effect the provisions of...


Whenever, in his judgment, it is practicable and to the best interests of the natives the Secretary shall appoint natives to the supervisory and other positions in the...


In order to coordinate the use of public lands in Alaska for grazing reindeer with the purposes of this subchapter, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to regulate...


The term ''natives of Alaska'' as used herein shall be deemed to mean the native Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts of whole or part blood inhabiting Alaska at the time of the Treaty...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to acquire by purchase, relinquishment, gift, exchange, or assignment, any interest in lands, water rights, or...


Whenever any restricted Indian land or interests in land, other than sales or leases of oil, gas, or other minerals therein, are offered for sale, pursuant to the terms of...


Any recognized tribe or band of Indians residing in Oklahoma shall have the right to organize for its common welfare and to adopt a constitution and bylaws, under such rules...


Any ten or more Indians, as determined by the official tribal rolls, or Indian descendants of such enrolled members, or Indians as defined in the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat....


The charters of any cooperative association organized pursuant to section 504 of this title shall not be amended or revoked by the Secretary except after a majority vote of...


The Secretary is authorized to make loans to individual Indians and to associations or corporate groups organized pursuant to this subchapter. For the making of such loans and...


All funds appropriated under the several grants of authority contained in the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), are hereby made available for use under...


This subchapter shall not relate to or affect Osage County, Oklahoma. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. All Acts or parts of Acts ...


Whenever restricted Indian lands in the State of Oklahoma are subject to gross production tax on minerals, including oil and gas, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion,...


The Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be established on the books of the Treasury, out of any unobligated tribal funds of the Indians of the Klamath Reservation in...


...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed from the judgment fund of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians created as the result of...


After the segregation provided for in section 541 of this title shall have been made, the remainder of such judgment fund, including interest, shall be available for...


In no event shall any portion of the said judgment fund become liable, payable, or subject to any debt or debts contracted prior to the passage of this subchapter by any Indian of...


The Secretary of the Interior be, and he is authorized and directed, from the capital reserve fund deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Klamath...


In no event shall any portion of the funds directed to be credited and paid become liable, payable, or subject to any debt or debts contracted prior to the passage of this section...


As used in this subchapter the term ''Klamath Tribe'' includes the members of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and the Yahooskin Band of Snakes and all other Indians having rights on...


Each enrolled member of the Klamath Tribe living on June 1, 1938, who has not received an allotment of land shall be paid the sum of $1,500 from unobligated Klamath tribal funds...


The payments herein authorized shall be deposited to the credit of the individual Indian money accounts of such Indians subject to expenditure by such Indians, under such rules...


In the event of the death of any such Indian entitled to receive a payment in lieu of allotment after June 1, 1938, any unexpended balance of said $1,500 still due the decedent...


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If any enrolled member of the Klamath Tribe dies without lawful heirs or devises, (FOOTNOTE 1) all interest which such member has in any restricted or trust property within...


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The Secretary of the Interior, or such official as may be designated by him, is authorized, until otherwise directed by Congress, to advance to the tribe or to pay out of...


The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for the termination of Federal supervision over the trust and restricted property of the Klamath Tribe of Indians consisting of...


For the purposes of this subchapter: (a) ''Tribe'' means the Klamath Tribe of Indians consisting of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians. ...


At midnight of August 13, 1954, the roll of the tribe shall be closed and no child born thereafter shall be eligible for enrollment: Provided, That the tribe shall have a period...


Upon publication in the Federal Register of the final roll as provided in section 564b of this title, the rights or beneficial interests in tribal property of each person whose...


(a) Employment; duties The Secretary is authorized and directed to select and retain by contract, at the earliest practicable time after August 13, 1954 and after...


(a) Transfer procedure The Secretary is authorized and directed to execute any conveyancing instrument that is necessary or appropriate to convey title to tribal property to...


The Secretary is authorized and directed, as soon as practicable after the passage of this subchapter, to pay from such funds as are deposited to the credit of the tribe in...


(a) Transfer of unrestricted control The Secretary is authorized and directed to transfer within four years from August 13, 1954, to each member of the tribe unrestricted...


(a) Federal laws inapplicable to probate The Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 855), the Act of February 14, 1913 (37 Stat. 678), and other Acts amendatory thereto shall not apply...


The Secretary is authorized, in his discretion, to transfer to the tribe or any member or group of members thereof any federally owned property acquired, withdrawn, or used for...


No property distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall at the time of distribution be subject to Federal or State income tax. Following any distribution of...


All loans made from the reimbursable loan fund established by section 531 of this title, and all other loans made from Klamath tribal funds, including loans of livestock made by...


(a) Transfer of operation and maintenance That part of section 499 of title 43, which relates to the transfer of the care, operation, and maintenance of reclamation works to...


(a) Water rights; laws applicable to abandonment Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any water rights of the tribe and its members, and the laws of the State of Oregon with ...


Prior to the transfer of title to, or the removal of restrictions from, property in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall protect the rights...


Pending the completion of the property dispositions provided for in this subchapter, the funds now on deposit, or hereafter deposited, in the United States Treasury to the credit...


The Secretary shall have authority to execute such patents, deeds, assignments, releases, certificates, contracts, and other instruments as may be necessary or appropriate to...


(a) Publication; termination of Federal services; application of Federal and State laws Upon removal of Federal restrictions on the property of the tribe and...


Effective on the date of the proclamation provided for in section 564q of this title, all powers of the Secretary or other officer of the United States to take, review, or approve...


The Secretary is authorized to set off against any indebtedness payable to the tribe or to the United States by an individual member of the tribe or payable to the United States...


Nothing contained in this subchapter shall deprive the tribe or its constituent parts of any right, privilege, or benefit granted by the Act of August 13, 1946 (60 Stat. 1049)...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, right-of-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved. Whenever any such instrument places in...


The Secretary is authorized to issue rules or regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subchapter, and may in his discretion provide for tribal referenda on...


Prior to the issuance of a proclamation in accordance with the provisions of section 564q of this title, the Secretary is authorized to undertake, within the limits of available ...


Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 564d and 564e of this title, and all Acts amendatory thereof - (a) Designation of boundaries The tribal lands that comprise...


(a) Condemnation authority The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to acquire by condemnation all of the Klamath Indian forest lands which the trustee for...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect the authority to make timber sales otherwise authorized by law prior to the termination of Federal control over such timber. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to distribute in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter the funds appropriated in satisfaction of a...


(a) A distribution shall be made of the funds resulting from docket numbered 100, including interest, after deducting litigation expenses and estimated costs of distribution to...


Within sixty days of October 1, 1965, the Secretary of the Interior shall commence to pay the share due to each living person whose name appears on the final roll of August 13,...


Funds remaining in the United States Treasury to the credit of the said Klamath Tribe, or any of its constituent parts or groups, after the distribution of funds resulting from...


After all claims of the Klamath Tribe or any of its constituent parts or groups against the United States have been finally determined, appropriated, and distributed, as provided...


The costs of distribution may be paid out of the deductions authorized by sections 565a and 565c of this title. Any unused portion of such amounts shall remain in the United...


None of the funds distributed pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) Federal recognition Notwithstanding any provision of law, Federal recognition is hereby extended to the tribe and to members of the tribe. Except as otherwise provided...


The tribe's Constitution and Bylaws shall remain in full force and effect and nothing in this subchapter shall affect the power of the General Council to take any action under...


(a) In general Notwithstanding the tribe's previous rejection of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), upon written request of the General Council, the Secretary...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect in any manner any hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water right of the tribe and its members. ...


The Secretary shall accept real property for the benefit of the tribe if conveyed or otherwise transferred to the Secretary. Such property shall be subject to all valid...


The State shall exercise criminal and civil jurisdiction within the boundaries of the reservation, in accordance with section 1162 of title 18 and section 1360 of title...


(a) Plan for economic self-sufficiency The Secretary shall - (1)(A) enter into negotiations with the Executive Committee of the General Council with respect to...


For the purposes of this subchapter the following definitions apply: (1) The term ''tribe'' means the Klamath Tribe consisting of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes of Oregon...


The Secretary may make such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed, with the advice and consent of the business council of the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming,...


There shall be credited on the books of the Office of Indian Affairs the sum of $2,450 to each member of said tribe whose name appears on the roll provided for in section 571 of...


(a) Purchase of lands Not to exceed $1,000,000 of the said judgment fund, or interest thereon, shall be available for expenditure upon the request of the tribe and with...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to establish land-use districts within the diminished and ceded portions of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming,...


(a) Authority to hold lands in trust for individual tribe The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to acquire individually in the name of the United States in trust for...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to restore to tribal ownership all undisposed-of surplus or ceded lands within the land use districts which are not at present under lease...


The sum of $1,000,000 authorized in section 573 of this title for use in carrying out the land purchase and consolidation program hereinbefore authorized shall remain available...


In no event shall any portion of the Shoshone judgment fund become liable, payable, or subject to any debt or debts contracted prior to July 27, 1939, by any Indian of the...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Shoshone Nation or Tribe of Indians and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes that were appropriated by the Act...


The sum of $500,000, and the interest thereon, less attorneys' fees and other appropriate deductions all in the proportion that the $500,000 bears to the $15,700,000, shall...


The sum of $1,375,000 plus the earned interest thereon less $181,732 shall be credited to the Northwestern Bands of Shoshone Indians for claims of the bands enumerated in...


The remainder of the award shall be apportioned between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation and the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in...


For the purpose of apportioning the award in accordance with sections 581 to 590 of this title, membership rolls, duly approved by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be prepared...


The funds apportioned to the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Indians, less attorney's fees, and expenses due the attorneys representing the Northwestern Band under an...


(a) Distribution to enrollees The funds apportioned to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation shall be placed to their credit in the United States...


The funds apportioned to the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation shall be placed to its credit in the United States Treasury and shall be distributed in accordance with...


Any funds distributed per capita under provisions of sections 581 to 590 of this title shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 581 to 590 of this title. ...


The funds on deposit in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Lemhi Tribe, represented by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Indians of the Fort Hall Reservation,...


The funds credited to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation pursuant to section 590a of this title, may be advanced, deposited, expended, invested, or...


None of the funds distributed per capita to members of the tribes under the provisions of sections 590a to 590c of this title shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes....


Subject to the payments prescribed by section 592 of this title the following-described lands are hereby eliminated from the Chippewa National Forest and permanently reserved for...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the Minnesota Chippewa tribal fund now held in trust in the Treasury of the United States a sufficient sum...


Exchanges of Indian allotted, restricted, and tribal lands for lands in the Chippewa National Forest are hereby authorized. In order to consummate exchanges involving allotted...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe of Indians on behalf of the Mississippi Bands and the Pillager and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section and section 594 of this title. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed, with the advice and consent of the Yakima Tribal Council, to prepare a roll showing the members of the Yakima Tribes...


Any person of one-fourth or more of the blood of the Yakima Tribes who may be excluded from enrollment under the provisions of section 601 of this title may apply for membership...


Corrections in the roll prepared hereunder, by striking therefrom the name of any person erroneously placed on the roll or by adding to the roll the name of any person...


Every person whose name appears on the roll prepared hereunder who holds no vested right, title, or interest in or to any restricted or trust land on the Yakima Reservation or...


The Yakima Tribal Council may adopt and enforce ordinances, subject to review by the Secretary of the Interior, governing the expulsion of members for any cause deemed by the...


No person whose name shall after August 9, 1946, be placed on the roll of the Yakima Tribes shall be entitled to any back annuities or per capita payments made to the members of...


(a) Procedure A person who is not an enrolled member of the Yakima Tribes with one-fourth degree or more blood of such tribes shall not be entitled to receive by devise...


(a) Authority of Secretary; manner and place The Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion, to - (1) purchase for the Yakima Tribes, with any funds of such ...


(a) Title subsequent to sale Title to tribal trust lands, interests, improvements, or rights sold by the Secretary to individual members of the Yakima Tribes or exchanged by...


(a) No transaction entered into under sections 608 to 608c of this title shall affect, without the consent of the lessee, any lease of lands, interests, improvements, or...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 608 to 608c of this title. ...


The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, acting through the chairman of its business council, and the Yakima Tribes of Indians of the Yakima Reservation, acting...


Any part of such funds that may be distributed per capita to the members of the tribes shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of October 31, 1965 (79 Stat. 1133, 1152), to pay judgments to the Yakima Tribes of the Yakima Reservation in Indian Claims Commission...


Any part of such funds that may be distributed per capita under the provisions of section 609b of this title and this section shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax;...


(a) Definitions For purposes of this section and section 609c-1 of this title, the term - (1) ''tribe'' means the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama...


Any part of any of the judgment funds referred to in section 609c of this title that may be distributed per capita to, or held in trust for the benefit of, the members of a...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to purchase with funds made available by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community any land or interest in land within, adjacent to, or...


Any land or interest in land now owned or hereafter acquired by or in trust for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community may be sold or exchanged for other land or interest in...


Title to any land acquired pursuant to this subchapter shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and shall be nontaxable...


The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, execute mortgages or deeds of trust to land the title to which is held by the...


Any moneys or credits received or credited to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community from the sale, exchange, mortgage, or granting of any security interest in any tribal land may...


The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community may assign any income due it, subject to approval of the Secretary of the Interior. Such approval may be given in general terms or may be...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to divide the trust funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the joint credit of the Shoshone and...


The Secretary of the Treasury, upon request of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized and directed to establish a trust fund account for each tribe and shall make such...


Notwithstanding any other provision of existing law, the trust funds credited to the Shoshone Tribe and the Arapahoe Tribe, respectively, under the provisions of this subchapter...


Title to the lands and the improvements thereon, lying and situated within the State of New Mexico, which have been acquired by the United States under authority of title II of...


For the purpose of consolidation of Indian lands the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to exchange any lands or interests...


The funds now on deposit in the United Pueblos Agency in ''special deposits'' which have accrued from issuance of livestock-crossing permits and fees collected for grazing permits ...


(a) Authorization of Secretary; manner and place For the purpose of improving the land tenure pattern and consolidating Pueblo Indian lands, the Secretary of the Interior is ...


In order to further the purposes of existing treaties with the Navajo Indians, to provide facilities, employment, and services essential in combating hunger, disease, poverty,...


The foregoing program shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter and existing laws relating to Indian affairs, shall include such facilities...


Navajo and Hopi Indians shall be given, whenever practicable, preference in employment on all projects undertaken pursuant to this subchapter, and, in furtherance of this policy...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to make loans from the loan fund authorized by section 631 of this title to the Navajo...


(a) Lease of restricted lands; renewals Any restricted Indian lands owned by the Navajo Tribe, members thereof, or associations of such members, or by the Hopi Tribe, ...


In order to facilitate the fullest possible participation by the Navajo Tribe in the program authorized by this subchapter, the members of the tribe shall have the right to adopt...


Notwithstanding any other provision of existing law, the tribal funds now on deposit or hereafter placed to the credit of the Navajo Tribe of Indians in the United States...


The Tribal Councils of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes and the Indian communities affected shall be kept informed and afforded opportunity to consider from their inception plans...


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It is the purpose of sections 640a to 640c-3 of this title to assist the Navajo Tribe of Indians in providing education to the members of the tribe and other qualified...


The Secretary of (FOOTNOTE 1) Interior is authorized to make grants to the Navajo Tribe of Indians to assist the tribe in the construction, maintenance, and operation of the...


(a) Contents; report to Congress The Secretary shall conduct a detailed survey and study of the academic facilities needs of the Navajo Community College, and shall report to...


(a) Construction grants (1) For the purpose of making construction grants under sections 640a to 640c-3 of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000...


(a) Except as specifically provided by law, eligibility for assistance under sections 640a to 640c-3 of this title shall not, by itself, preclude the eligibility of the...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall not, in disbursing funds provided under sections 640a to 640c-3 of this title, use any method...


(a) Appointment; duties; qualifications; termination of duties Within thirty days after December 22, 1974, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service shall...


(a) Appointment; time; membership and certification; nature of authority Within thirty days after December 22, 1974, the Secretary shall communicate in writing with the...


(a) Full agreement If, within one hundred and eighty days after the first session scheduled by the Mediator under section 640d-1(c) of this title, full agreement is reached,...


If the negotiating teams fail to reach full agreement within the time period allowed in section 640d-2(a) of this title or if one or both of the tribes are in default under...


(a) For the purpose of facilitating an agreement pursuant to section 640d-2 of this title or preparing a report pursuant to section 640d-3 of this title, the Mediator is authorized...


The Mediator in preparing his report, and the District Court in making the final adjudication, pursuant to section 640d-3 of this title, shall consider and be guided by the...


Partition of the surface of the lands of the joint use area shall not affect the joint ownership status of the coal, oil, gas, and all other minerals within or underlying such lands....


(a) Authorization to commence and defend actions in District Court Either tribe, acting through the chairman of its tribal council for and on behalf of the tribe, is each...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the Secretary is authorized to allot in severalty to individual Paiute Indians, not now members of the Navajo Tribe, who...


(a) Lands to be held in trust for Navajo Tribe; exception Subject to the provisions of sections 640d-8 and 640d-16(a) of this title, any lands partitioned to the Navajo Tribe...


(a) Transfer of lands under jurisdiction of Bureau of Land Management; State and private land exchanges; valuation; acquired private lands; lands to be held in trust ...


(a) Establishment; Commissioner There is hereby established as an independent entity in the executive branch the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation which shall be...


(a) By no later than the date that is 6 months after the date on which the first Commissioner is confirmed by the Senate, the Commissioner shall prepare and submit to the Congress...


(a) Authorization; time of completion; prohibition of further settlement of nonmembers without written approval; limit on grazing of livestock Consistent with...


(a) Purchase of habitation and improvements from head of household; fair market value The Commissioner shall purchase from the head of each household whose household...


(a) Payment by Navajo Tribe The Navajo Tribe shall pay to the Hopi Tribe the fair rental value as determined by the Secretary for all use by Navajo individuals of any...


(a) Covered lands; jurisdiction of respective tribes over nonmembers Nothing in this subchapter shall effect the title, possession, and enjoyment of lands heretofore...


(a) Authorization to commence and defend actions in District Court Either tribe, acting through the chairman of its tribal council, for and on behalf of the tribe, including...


(a) Institution of conservation practices Notwithstanding any provision of this subchapter, or any order of the District Court pursuant to section 640d-2 or 640d-3 of this ...


The members of the Hopi Tribe shall have perpetual use of Cliff Spring as shown on USGS 7 1/2 minute Quad named Toh Ne Zhonnie Spring, Arizona, Navajo County, dated 1968; and...


Notwithstanding anything contained in this subchapter to the contrary, the Secretary shall make reasonable provision for the use of and right of access to identified religious...


The availability of financial assistance or funds paid pursuant to this subchapter may not be considered as income or resources or otherwise utilized as the basis (1) for denying...


The Navajo and Hopi Tribes are hereby authorized to exchange lands which are part of their respective reservations. In the event that the tribes should negotiate and agree on...


If any provision of this subchapter, or the application of any provision to any person, entity or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of this subchapter shall not be...


(a) Purposes; amounts (1) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 640d-14 of this title, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to...


(a) Authorization of appropriations To facilitate and expedite the relocation efforts of the Commissioner, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually, effective...


(a) Environmental impact provisions No action taken pursuant to, in furtherance of, or as authorized by this subchapter, shall be deemed a major Federal action for purposes of...


(a) Payment by Secretary; authorization of appropriations In any litigation or court action between or among the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Tribe and the United States or any of its ...


(a) Omitted (b) Application for lease; contents; filing date; extension Any Navajo head of household who desires to do so may submit an application for a life estate lease to...


(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person or entity who has entered into a contract with the Commissioner to provide services under this subchapter...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ''Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund'', which shall consist of...


Nothing in this subchapter prohibits the Commissioner from providing relocation assistance to families certified as eligible, regardless of their current place of residence,...


For the purpose of assisting in the economic advancement and contributing to the general welfare of the Hopi Indian Tribe of Arizona, the Congress hereby finds it to be fitting...


The Hopi Tribal Council shall have the following powers: (a) Sale of lands To sell any part of the lands within the Hopi Industrial Park. (b) Mortgages or deeds of trust;...


The exercise of all powers granted the Hopi Tribal Council by this subchapter shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, or his duly...


Bonds issued by authority of this subchapter and bearing the signatures of tribal officers in office on the date of the signing thereof shall be valid and binding obligations,...


All bonds issued by the Hopi Tribal Council for and on behalf of the Hopi Tribe and the interest provided in said bonds shall be exempt from taxation to the same extent they...


Any securities issued by the Hopi Tribal Council (including any guarantee by such council), and any securities guaranteed by the council as to both principal and interest, shall...


The unexpended balance of funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Hualapai Tribe of Indians that were appropriated to pay a judgment granted by...


Any part of such funds that may be distributed to members of the tribe shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter the Indians of California shall be defined to be all Indians who were residing in the State of California on June 1, 1852, and their...


All claims of whatsoever nature the Indians of California as defined in section 651 of this title may have against the United States by reason of lands taken from them in the...


If any claim or claims be submitted to said courts, they shall settle the equitable rights therein, notwithstanding lapse of time or statutes of limitation or the fact that the...


The claims of the Indians of California under the provisions of this subchapter shall be presented by petition, which shall be filed within three years after May 18, 1928....


In the event that the court renders judgment against the United States under the provisions of this subchapter, it shall decree such amount as it finds reasonable to be paid to...


The amount of any judgment shall be placed in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of California and shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum...


The Secretary of the Interior, under such regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized and directed to revise the roll of the Indians of California, as defined in section 651...


Notwithstanding the provisions of section 656 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior, under such regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized and directed to distribute...


(a) Preparation of Indian roll The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of persons of Indian blood who apply for inclusion thereon and (i) whose names or the name of...


(a) Persons covered; amounts The Secretary shall distribute to each person whose name appears on the roll prepared pursuant to section 659 of this title, except those...


(a) Persons covered; amounts The Secretary shall distribute to each person whose name appears on the roll prepared pursuant to section 659 of this title regardless of...


Each share distributable to an enrollee under sections 660 and 661 of this title shall be paid directly to the enrollee or, if he is deceased at the time of distribution, to his...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 659 to 663 of this title, which rules and regulations shall include...


Subject to the provisions of the Southern Ute Indian tribal constitution and the ordinances and resolutions adopted thereunder, any lands that are held by the United States in...


All funds derived from the sale of lands pursuant to this subchapter shall be used only for the purchase of real property within the boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian...


Any tribal lands that may be sold pursuant to section 668 of this title may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be encumbered by a mortgage or deed of trust,...


Notwithstanding any other provision of existing law, the tribal funds now on deposit or hereafter deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Ute Indian Tribe of...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to divide the trust funds belonging to the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians and deposited in the United States...


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Notwithstanding any other provisions of existing laws, the tribal funds now on deposit or hereafter deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Ute Mountain Tribe...


No part of the funds authorized to be expended or advanced pursuant to section 674 of this title shall be paid or disbursed to or received by any agent or attorney on account of...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of existing laws, the tribal funds now on deposit or hereafter deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Southern Ute Tribe...


The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to divide the trust fund belonging to the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians appropriated by the Second...


The unexpended balance of funds on deposit in the Treasury to the credit of the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians appropriated by the Act of May 13, 1966 (80 Stat. 141), pursuant...


Any portion of the funds distributed per capita to the members of the respective tribes shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for the partition and distribution of the assets of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah between...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (a) ''Tribe'' means the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah. (b) ''Full-blood'' means a member of the tribe...


For the purposes of this subchapter Ute Indian blood shall be determined in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the tribe and all tribal ordinances in force and effect...


Any member of the tribe whose name appears on the proposed roll of full-blood members as provided in section 677g of this title and any person whose name is added to such...


Effective on the date of publication of the final rolls as provided in section 677g of this title the tribe shall thereafter consist exclusively of full-blood members....


The mixed-blood members of the tribe, including those residing on and off the reservation, shall have the right to organize for their common welfare, and may adopt an...


The mixed-blood members of the tribe as a group may employ legal counsel to accomplish the legal work required on behalf of said group under the terms of this subchapter, and for...


The tribe shall have a period of thirty days from August 27, 1954 in which to prepare and submit to the Secretary a proposed roll of the full-blood members of the tribe, and...


The business committee of the tribe for and on behalf of the full-blood members of said tribe, and the duly authorized representatives for the mixed-blood members of said...


The tribal business committee representing the full-blood group, and the authorized representatives of the mixed-blood group, within sixty days after the publication of the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of existing law, the tribal funds now on deposit or hereafter deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the tribe or either...


Fifty per centum of all per capita payments to any individual mixed-blood member made pursuant to any division or distribution hereunder shall have deducted therefrom any sum or...


After the adoption of a plan for the division of the assets between the two groups, a plan for distribution of the assets of the mixed-blood group to the individual members...


In the event all the tribal assets, susceptible to equitable and practicable distribution, distributed to the mixed-blood group under the provisions of section 677i of this title,...


Any member of the mixed-blood group may dispose of his interest in the tribal assets prior to termination of Federal supervision, subject to the approval of the Secretary. In...


(a) Transfer of control of trust property; removal of sales restrictions When any mixed-blood member of the tribe has received his distributive share of the tribal...


No distribution of the assets made under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to any Federal or State income tax: Provided, That so much of any cash distribution...


The laws of the United States with respect to probate of wills, determination of heirship, and the administration of estates shall apply to the individual trust property...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect any claim heretofore filed against the United States by the tribe, or the individual bands comprising the tribe. ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, right-of-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved. ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any water rights of the tribe or its members. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter, the Secretary shall protect the rights of members of the tribe who are minors, non compos mentis, or, in the opinion of the Secretary, in need...


Upon removal of Federal restrictions on the property of each individual mixed-blood member of the tribe, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a proclamation...


Within three months after August 27, 1954, the business committee of the tribe representing the full-blood group thereof shall present to the Secretary a development...


Nothing in this subchapter, shall affect the status of the members of the tribe as citizens of the United States. ...


The Secretary shall have authority to execute such patents, deeds, assignments, releases, certificates, contracts, and other instruments, as may be necessary or appropriate to...


The Secretary is authorized to issue rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subchapter, and may, in his discretion, provide for tribal or group...


Whenever any action pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter requires the agreement of the mixed-blood and full-blood groups and such agreement cannot be reached, the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to withdraw as much as may be necessary from the fund on deposit in the Treasury of the United States arising from the proceeds of the...


No money paid to Indians under sections 681 to 683 of this title shall be subject to any lien or claim of attorneys or other persons. Before any payment is made under said...


Payments made under sections 681 to 683 of this title shall not be held to be ''other income and resources'' as that term is used in sections 302(a)(7), 602(a)(7), (FOOTNOTE 1)...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to withdraw as much as may be necessary from the fund on deposit in the Treasury of the United States arising from the proceeds of the...


No money paid to Indians under sections 684 to 686 of this title shall be subject to any lien or claim of attorneys or other persons. Before any payment is made under said...


Payments made under sections 684 to 686 of this title shall not be held to be ''other income and resources'' as that term is used in sections 302(a)(7), 602(a)(7), (FOOTNOTE 1)...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to withdraw as much as may be necessary from the fund on deposit in the Treasury of the United States arising from the proceeds of the...


No money paid to Indians under sections 687 to 689 of this title shall be subject to any lien or claim of attorneys, or other persons. ...


Payments made under sections 687 to 689 of this title shall not be held to be ''other income and resources'' as that term is used in sections 302(a)(7), 602(a)(7), (FOOTNOTE 1)...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians that were appropriated by the Act of June 9, 1964, to pay a...


The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for the termination of Federal supervision over the trust and restricted property of certain tribes and bands of Indians located...


For the purposes of this subchapter: (a) ''Tribe'' means any of the tribes, bands, groups, or communities of Indians located west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon,...


Within ninety days after August 13, 1954, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register (1) a list of those tribes for which membership rolls will be required for the...


Upon publication in the Federal Register of the final roll as provided in section 693 of this title, the rights or beneficial interests in tribal property of each person whose...


(a) Procedure for transfer Upon request of a tribe, the Secretary is authorized within two years from August 13, 1954, to transfer to a corporation or other legal entity...


(a) Transfer of unrestricted control The Secretary is authorized and directed to transfer within two years after August 13, 1954 to each member of each tribe unrestricted...


(a) Federal laws not applicable to probate The Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 855), the Act of February 14, 1913 (37 Stat. 678), and other Acts amendatory thereto shall not ...


The Secretary is authorized, in his discretion, to transfer to any tribe or any member or group of members thereof any federally owned property acquired, withdrawn, or used for...


No property distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall at the time of distribution be subject to Federal or State income tax. Following any distribution of...


Prior to the transfer of title to, or the removal of restrictions from, property in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall protect the rights...


Pending the completion of the property dispositions provided for in this subchapter, the funds now on deposit, or hereafter deposited in the Treasury of the United States to...


The Secretary shall have authority to execute such patents, deeds, assignments, releases, certificates, contracts, and other instruments as may be necessary or appropriate to...


(a) Publication; termination of Federal services; application of Federal and State laws Upon removal of Federal restrictions on the property of each tribe and...


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The Secretary is authorized to set off against any indebtedness payable to the tribe or to the United States by an individual member of the tribe, or payable to the United States...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect any claim heretofore filed against the United States by any tribe. ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, right-of-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved. Whenever any such instrument places in...


The Secretary is authorized to issue rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subchapter, and may in his discretion provide for tribal referenda on...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon; (2) the term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary...


(a) Extension; laws applicable; eligibility for Federal services and benefits Federal recognition is hereby extended to the tribe, and the provisions of the Act of June...


(a) Opening; duty of Secretary, Interim Council, and tribal officials The final membership roll is declared open. The Secretary, the Interim Council, and tribal...


(a) Nomination and election of members; notice; meetings; ballot requirements; approval by Secretary Within forty-five days after November 18, 1977, the Secretary ...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon the written request of the Interim Council, the Secretary shall conduct an election by secret ballot, pursuant to the provisions of...


(a) Establishment Any reservation for the tribe shall be established by an Act of Congress enacted after November 18, 1977. (b) Plan; negotiation with tribe; approval by...


The Secretary may make such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians; and (2) the term ''member'', when used with respect...


(a) Federal recognition Notwithstanding any provision of the Act approved August 13, 1954 (25 U.S.C. 691 et seq.), or any other law, Federal recognition is extended to the...


(a) Organization and organic governing document The tribe may organize for its common welfare and adopt an appropriate instrument, in writing, to govern the affairs of the ...


(a) Membership Until such time as the Secretary of the Interior publishes a tribal membership roll as mandated in subsection (b) of this section, the membership of the Cow...


The Secretary of the Interior may make such rules as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall accept title to 2000 acres of real property and may accept title to any additional number of acres of real property located in Umpqua...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon considered as one tribe in ...


The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon shall be considered as one tribal unit for purposes of Federal recognition and eligibility for Federal benefits...


(a) Federal recognition Notwithstanding any provision of the Act approved August 13, 1954 (25 U.S.C. 691 et seq.) or any other law, Federal recognition is extended to...


(a) Establishment There is established an Interim Council of the tribe which shall be composed of nine members. The Interim Council shall represent the tribe and its members...


(a) Adoption of proposed constitution and bylaws; election: time and procedure (1) The Interim Council shall be responsible for preparing the tribal constitution and...


(a) Membership roll established and opened The membership roll of the tribe is established and open. (b) Criteria governing eligibility (1) Until the first election of...


(a) Plan for establishment of reservation (1) Any reservation for the tribe shall be established by an Act of Congress enacted after November 22, 1983. (2) The Secretary...


The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) ''Tribe'' means the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians; (2) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary...


(a) Federal recognition Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Tribe, and its members shall be eligible for all Federal services and benefits furnished to...


(a) Opening; duty of Interim Council and tribal officials The membership roll is declared open. The Interim Council and tribal officials under the Tribe's constitution and...


Until such time as a new tribal constitution and bylaws are adopted in accordance with section 714d of this title, the Tribe shall be governed by an Interim Council, the membership...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon the written request of the Interim Council, the Secretary shall conduct an election by secret ballot, pursuant to section 476 of this...


(a) Establishment A reservation shall be established by this subchapter at no cost to the Federal Government. (b) Legal description So long as the lands are offered to...


The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) ''Tribe'' means the Coquille Indian Tribe consisting of the Upper Coquille and the Lower Coquille Tribes of Indians; ...


(a) Federal recognition Notwithstanding any provision of law, Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Coquille Indian Tribe. Except as otherwise provided herein, all...


(a) Plan for economic development The Secretary shall - (1) enter into negotiations with the governing body of the Tribe with respect to establishing a plan for economic ...


(a) Lands to be taken in trust The Secretary shall accept any real property located in Coos and Curry Counties not to exceed one thousand acres for the benefit of the Tribe...


The State shall exercise criminal and civil jurisdiction within the boundaries of the reservation, in accordance with section 1162 of title 18, and section 1360 of title...


(a) Compilation of tribal membership roll Within one year of June 28, 1989, the Secretary shall compile a roll of the Coquille Indian Tribe. (b) Criteria for enrollments ...


Until a new tribal constitution and bylaws are adopted and become effective under section 715g of this title, the Tribe's governing body shall be an Interim Council. The...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon the completion of the tribal membership roll and upon the written request of the Interim Council, the Secretary shall conduct, by...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to convey to the State of Texas the lands held in trust by the United States for the tribe of Indians organized and known as the...


Upon the conveyance to the State of Texas of the lands held in trust by the United States for the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish...


Effective on the date of the proclamation provided for in section 722 of this title, all powers of the Secretary of the Interior or any other officer of the United States to...


The indebtedness of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas to the United States incurred under the provisions of the Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 883, 900), is canceled,...


The corporate charter of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas issued pursuant to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), ratified on October 17, 1939,...


On and after the date of the proclamation to be issued in accordance with the provisions of section 722 of this title, all statutes of the United States which affect Indians...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect the status of the members of the tribes as citizens of the United States. ...


The Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended by the Act of June 15, 1935 (49 Stat. 387) (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), shall not apply to the tribe and its members after the date...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas (considered as one tribe in accordance with section 732...


The Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas shall be considered as one tribal unit for purposes of this subchapter and any other law or rule of law of the United States. ...


(a) Federal trust relationship The Federal recognition of the tribe and of the trust relationship between the United States and the tribe is hereby restored. The Act of June...


(a) State authority Nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation benefitting the tribe, and the State is authorized to perform...


Upon written request of the tribal council, (FOOTNOTE 1) the Secretary shall hold an election for the members of the tribe for the purpose of adopting a new constitution and bylaws...


(a) Federal reservation established The reservation is hereby declared to be a Federal Indian reservation for the use and benefit of the tribe without regard to whether...


(a) In general All gaming activities which are prohibited by the laws of the State of Texas are hereby prohibited on the reservation and on lands of the tribe. Any violation...


The purpose of this subchapter is to provide for the termination of Federal supervision over the trust and restricted property of certain tribes and bands of Indians located in...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (a) ''Tribe'' means any of the following tribes or bands of Indians located in the State of Utah: Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem,...


Each tribe shall have a period of six months from September 1, 1954, in which to prepare and submit to the Secretary a proposed roll of the members of the tribe living on September...


Upon publication in the Federal Register of the final roll as provided in section 743 of this title, the rights or beneficial interests in tribal property of each person whose...


(a) Procedure for transfer; compensation of agents or attorneys The Secretary shall, within six months after the publication of each final membership roll, notify the tribe of...


(a) Transfer of unrestricted control The Secretary is authorized and directed to transfer within two years after September 1, 1954 to each member of each tribe ...


(a) Federal laws inapplicable to probate The Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 855), the Act of February 14, 1913 (37 Stat. 678), and other Acts amendatory thereto shall not apply...


The Secretary is authorized, in his discretion, to transfer to a tribe or any member or group of members thereof any federally owned property acquired, withdrawn, or used for...


No property distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall at the time of distribution be subject to Federal or State income tax. Following any distribution of...


Nothing contained in this subchapter shall deprive any Indian tribe, band, or other identifiable group of American Indians of any right, privilege, or benefit granted by the...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any valid lease, permit, license, right-of-way, lien, or other contract heretofore approved. Whenever any such instrument places in...


Nothing in this subchapter shall abrogate any water rights of a tribe or its members. ...


Prior to the transfer of title to, or the removal of restrictions from, property in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall protect the rights...


Pending the completion of the property dispositions provided for in this subchapter, the funds now on deposit, or hereafter deposited, in the United States Treasury to the credit...


The Secretary shall have the authority to execute such patents, deeds, assignments, releases, certificates, contracts, and other instruments as may be necessary or appropriate...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to cancel any indebtedness payable to the United States by the tribe arising out of any loan made by the United States to such tribe, and...


(a) Publication; termination of Federal services; application of Federal and State laws Upon removal of Federal restrictions on the property of each tribe and...


(a) Revocation of corporate charter Effective on the date of the proclamation provided for in section 757 of this title, the corporate charter issued pursuant to the Act of...


The Secretary is authorized to issue rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this subchapter, and may in his discretion provide for tribal referenda on...


Prior to the issuance of a proclamation in accordance with the provisions of section 757 of this title, the Secretary is authorized to undertake, within the limits of available ...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Cedar City, Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and Indian Peaks Bands of Paiute Indians of Utah; (2)...


(a) Trust relationship restored or confirmed; statutory provisions applicable; eligibility for Federal services and benefits The Federal trust relationship is restored to...


(a) Opening; establishment of accuracy The final membership roll is declared open. The Secretary, the Interim Council, and tribal officials under the tribal constitution ...


(a) Nomination and election of members; notice; meetings; ballot requirements; approval by Secretary Within forty-five days after April 3, 1980, the Secretary shall ...


(a) Election; time and preconditions Upon the written request of the Interim Council, the Secretary shall conduct an election by secret ballot, pursuant to the provisions...


(a) Transfer of real property to Secretary; existing rights applicable and status of property subsequent to transfer; taxation The Secretary, within one year...


Any legal claims for lands owned by the Shivwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, or Indian Peaks Bands of Paiute Indians of Utah and lost through tax sales or any other sales to...


The Secretary may make such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior, hereafter referred to as the ''Secretary'', is authorized and directed to prepare separate rolls of the Indians of the blood of the Molel or...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the respective tribes or bands, including those...


(a) Enrollees, next of kin, or legatees The Secretary shall make payments directly to a living enrollee. The Secretary shall distribute the share of a person determined to ...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of such rolls and the payment of such per capita shares shall be paid by appropriate withdrawals out of the fund or funds...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


(a) Allotment equalization payments The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to use any funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of...


(a) Laws governing If a person entitled to a payment authorized by sections 781 to 785 of this title is deceased, such payment shall be made to his heirs or legatees determined...


Funds payable under sections 781 to 785 of this title to minors or to persons under legal disability shall be paid to such representatives and under such conditions as the...


There is authorized to be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of $325,000 to remain available until expended, for necessary...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue rules and regulations necessary for the purposes of sections 781 to 785 of this title. ...


The unclaimed and unpaid share of the funds, and the accrued interest thereon, appropriated by chapter XII of the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (66 Stat. 101, 121), in ...


Funds that are deposited to the Creek Nation pursuant to sections 786 to 788 of this title, including interest and income therefrom, may be advanced or expended for any purpose...


When, upon the final determination of a court having jurisdiction or by decision of the Secretary of the Interior after a period of five years from the death of the decedent, it...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements: (a) they were born on or prior to and were living on September 21, 1968;...


After the deduction of attorney fees, litigation expenses, the costs of distribution, and the cost of preparing the roll pursuant to section 788a of this title, the funds,...


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee or in such manner as is deemed by the Secretary to be in the enrollee's best...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 788a to 788d of this title, including establishing...


(a) Preparation of Indian roll; eligibility The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of the Creek Indians who meet the following requirements: (1) they were born on ...


All costs incident to carrying out the provisions of sections 788e to 788h of this title shall be paid by appropriate withdrawals from the judgment funds referred to in this section....


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee or in such manner as is deemed by the Secretary to be in the enrollee's best interest...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 788e to 788h of this title, including an appropriate...


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(a) Extension or confirmation Federal recognition is hereby extended or confirmed with respect to the Wyandotte Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, the Ottawa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma,...


(a) Modoc Tribe; extension of Federal recognition and assistance; applicability of provisions relating to Klamath Tribe; membership requirements (1) The Modoc Indian...


(a) Wyandotte, Peoria, and Ottawa Tribes; right or interest in tribal land It is hereby declared that enactment of this subchapter fulfills the requirements of the...


The Wyandotte, Ottawa, Peoria, and Modoc Tribes of Oklahoma and their members shall be entitled to participate in the programs and services provided by the United States to...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to prepare a roll of the Indians of the blood of the Otoe and Missouria Tribe whose names appear on the allotment rolls...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Otoe and Missouria Tribe appropriated by the Act...


(a) Enrollees, next of kin or legatees The Secretary shall make per capita payments directly to a living enrollee, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section. ...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of such roll and in the payment of such per capita shares shall be paid from the judgment fund or the interest...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The unexpended balance of funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Otoe and Missouria Tribe of Indians that were appropriated by the Act of June...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Citizen Band of Potawatomi Indians of Oklahoma that were appropriated by the Act of July 22,...


Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such...


The funds appropriated by the Act of June 19, 1968 (82 Stat. 239), to pay a judgment by the Indian Claims Commission in docket numbered 220, together with interest thereon,...


Any portion of such funds that may be distributed per capita to members of the tribe shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


(a) Persons eligible for allotments; excepted sums The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to distribute per capita to all persons whose names appear on the roll ...


(a) Living original allottees Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a share or proportional share payable to a living original Osage allottee shall...


All claims for per capita shares by heirs of Osage Indian blood shall be filed with the Superintendent, Osage Agency, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, not later than eighteen months from...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of sections 883 to 883d of this title shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 883 to 883d of this title. ...


...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''tribe'' means the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. (2) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. ...


(a) Extension; laws applicable Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act of June 17, 1954 (68 Stat. 250; 25 U.S.C. 891-902), as amended, or any other law, Federal recognition...


(a) Nomination and election of members; time and procedure; ballot requirements; approval by Secretary; powers of Committee Within fifteen days after December 22, 1973,...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon request from the Menominee Restoration Committee, the Secretary shall conduct an election by secret ballot, pursuant to the provisions of...


(a) Negotiation and development of plan for assumption of assets; submittal of plan to Congress The Secretary shall negotiate with the elected members of the Menominee...


The Secretary is hereby authorized to make such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to prepare a roll of the persons whose names appear on the Quapaw membership roll forwarded under date of January 4, 1890,...


The Secretary shall distribute on a pro rata basis to the persons whose names appear on the roll prepared pursuant to section 911 of this title, or their heirs or legatees,...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee ...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the roll and in the payment of shares in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall be paid by...


...


(a) Findings The Congress declares and finds that: (1) It is the policy of the United States to promote tribal self-determination and economic self-sufficiency and...


For purposes of this subchapter: (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina as constituted in aboriginal times, which was party to the...


(a) Restoration of Federal trust relationship and approval, ratification, and confirmation of Settlement Agreement On the effective date of this subchapter - (1) the...


(a) Authorization for appropriation There is hereby authorized to be appropriated $32,000,000 for the Federal share which shall be deposited in the trust funds ...


(a) Ratification of transfers Any transfer of land or natural resources located anywhere within the United States from, by, or on behalf of the Tribe, any one or more of...


(a) Base membership roll criteria Within one year after October 27, 1993, the Tribe shall submit to the Secretary, for approval, its base membership roll. An individual...


(a) Future tribal government The Tribe shall adopt a new constitution within 24 months after the effective date of this subchapter. (b) Executive Committee as transitional body ...


(a) Indian Reorganization Act If the Tribe so elects, it may organize under the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.; commonly referred to as the ''Indian ...


In the administration of this subchapter: (1) All matters involving tribal powers, immunities, and jurisdiction, whether criminal, civil, or regulatory, shall be ...


(a) Purposes of trust funds All funds paid pursuant to section 941c of this title, except for payments made pursuant to section 941d(g) of this title, shall be deposited with...


(a) Existing Reservation The Secretary is authorized to receive from the State, by such transfer document as the Secretary and the State shall approve, all rights, title,...


(a) Acquisition of non-Reservation properties The Tribe may draw upon the corpus or accumulated income of the Catawba Land Acquisition Trust Fund or the Catawba Economic ...


(a) Inapplicability of Indian Gaming Regulatory Act The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) shall not apply to the Tribe. (b) Games of chance generally ...


(a) Severability If any provision of section 941b(a), 941c, or 941d of this title is rendered invalid by the final action of a court, then all of this subchapter is invalid....


Notwithstanding any provision of the State Act, the Settlement Agreement, or this subchapter (including any amendment made under section 941m(f) of this title), nothing in...


The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter called the ''Secretary'') is authorized and directed to do whatever is necessary and proper to equalize as nearly as possible the values ...


Any member of the Agua Caliente Band (hereinafter called the ''band'') who is living on September 21, 1959, and who has not received an allotment of land shall be given an...


(a) Determination of value of unallotted and allotted lands; exclusion of deceased allottees' allotments The Secretary shall determine on the basis of the contract ...


(a) Appointment and continuance in office; notice to Secretary of State court proceedings; appearance No guardian or other fiduciary shall be appointed under State law for...


(a) The right to an equalization allotment or to a cash payment in lieu thereof pursuant to section 953(d) of this title, shall be transferable by will or descent in the same...


(a) Assignment, sale, hypothecation, attachment or levy void unless approved Equalization allotments made pursuant to this subchapter shall not be subject to assignment,...


Allotments in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall be deemed complete and full equalization of allotments on the Agua Caliente Reservation. ...


The band may, at any time it wishes to do so, organize a legal entity under the laws of the State of California and request the Secretary to transfer to such legal entity title to...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed, pursuant to such regulations as may be issued by him, to prepare a roll of Omaha Indians whose names appear on the...


The roll prepared pursuant to section 961 of this title shall constitute the membership roll of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska as of September 14, 1961, notwithstanding the provisions...


Of the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska that were appropriated to pay a judgment by the Indian Claims...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall distribute a per capita share payable to a living ...


No part of any of the funds which may be so distributed shall be subject to any lien, debt, or claim of any nature whatsoever against the tribe or individual Indians except...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the roll and in the payment of the per capita shares in accordance with provisions of this subchapter shall be paid...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


From the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska that were appropriated by the Act of June 9, 1964, to pay a...


Sums payable to persons or to their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such procedures...


The funds distributed under the provisions of sections 967a to 967d of this title shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 967a to 967d of this title. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall, with the advice and assistance of the Ponca Tribe of Native Americans of Nebraska and pursuant to such regulations as he may prescribe, prepare...


Each member whose name appears on the final roll of the tribe as published in the Federal Register shall be entitled to receive in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter...


(a) Tribal assets; time limitation All property of the United States used for the benefit of the Ponca Tribe of Native Americans of Nebraska is declared to be a part of the...


(a) Requisite owners' request; time limitation; bidding; member purchases; reservation of mineral rights; representation of minors, incompetents and missing owners ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make such land surveys and to execute such conveyancing instruments as he deems necessary to convey marketable and recordable title...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect any claims heretofore filed against the United States by the Ponca Tribe of Native Americans of Nebraska. ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect the rights, privileges, or obligations of the tribe and its members under the laws of Nebraska. ...


No property distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall at the time of distribution be subject to any Federal or State income tax. Following any distribution...


Such amounts of tribal funds as may be needed to meet the expenses of the tribe under this subchapter, as approved by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be available...


When the distribution of tribal assets in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter has been completed, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. (2) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior or...


Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. All Federal laws of general application to Indians and Indian tribes (including the Act of June 18, 1934...


(a) Rights abrogated or diminished All rights and privileges of the Tribe which may have been abrogated or diminished before October 31, 1990, by reason of any provision of...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Tribe and its members shall be eligible, on or after October 31, 1990, for all Federal services and benefits furnished to...


Until such time as a constitution for the Tribe is adopted in accordance with section 983f(a) of this title and tribal officials are elected under section 983f(b) of this title,...


(a) Accuracy pending adoption of tribal constitution Until a tribal constitution is adopted in accordance with section 983f of this title, the Interim Council shall take such...


(a) Adoption by secret ballot; absentee balloting Upon the completion of the tribal membership roll and upon the written request of the Interim Council, the Secretary shall ...


The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) Establishment; submittal to Congress The Secretary shall - (1) enter into negotiations with the governing body of the Tribe to establish a plan for economic...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to distribute per capita to all persons whose names appear on the rolls of the Cherokee Nation, which rolls were closed...


(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a share or proportional share payable to a living adult shall be paid directly to such adult; (b) a share payable...


(a) Time for filing; reversion of funds upon failure to file All claims for per capita shares, whether by a living enrollee or by the heirs or legatees of a deceased enrollee,...


No part of any funds which may be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


No part of any of the funds which may be so distributed shall be subject to any lien, debt, or claim of any nature whatsoever against the tribe or individual Indians except...


Payments made under this subchapter shall not be held to be ''other income and resources'', as that term is used in sections 302(a)(10)(A), 602(a)(7), (FOOTNOTE 1) 1202(a)(8),...


All costs incident to making the payments authorized by this subchapter shall be paid by appropriate withdrawals from the judgment fund and interest on the judgment fund, using...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of the persons of Snake or Paiute Indian ancestry who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (1) They were born on...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Snake or Paiute Tribe that were appropriated by...


The Secretary shall distribute shares payable to living persons enrolled pursuant to section 1011 of this title and shares payable to the heirs or legatees of deceased...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the rolls and in the distribution of payment of pro rata shares in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Shawnee Tribe or Nation that were appropriated by the Act of September 30, 1961 (75 Stat. 733), to pay...


The funds placed to the credit of the Absentee and the Eastern Bands of Shawnee Indians in the United States Treasury, and the interest thereon may be advanced or expended for...


For the purpose of determining individual interests in the funds placed to the credit of the Cherokee Band of Shawnee Indians pursuant to section 1031 of this title, the...


When the roll prepared pursuant to section 1033 of this title has been completed and finally approved, the Secretary shall withdraw from the Treasury the funds placed to the credit...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall distribute a per capita share payable to a living ...


No part of any of the funds distributed in accordance with this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


All costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the roll and in the payment of the per capita shares in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall be paid...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


Congress finds the following: (1) The Cherokee Shawnees, also known as the Loyal Shawnees, are recognized as the descendants of the Shawnee Tribe which was ...


In this subchapter: (1) Cherokee Nation The term ''Cherokee Nation'' means the Cherokee Nation, with its headquarters located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (2) Secretary ...


(a) Federal recognition The Federal recognition of the Tribe and the trust relationship between the United States and the Tribe are hereby reaffirmed. Except as otherwise...


(a) Approval of base roll Not later than 180 days after December 27, 2000, the Tribe shall submit to the Secretary for approval its base membership roll, which shall include...


(a) Existing constitution and governing body The existing constitution and bylaws of the Cherokee Shawnee and the officers and members of the Shawnee Tribal Business Committee, ...


(a) Land acquisition (1) In general The Tribe shall be eligible to have land acquired in trust for its benefit pursuant to section 465 of this title and section 501 ...


(a) In general The Tribe shall have jurisdiction over trust land and restricted land of the Tribe and its members to the same extent that the Cherokee Nation has jurisdiction...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect the restrictions against alienation of any individual Indian's land and those restrictions shall continue in force...


No provision of this subchapter shall be construed to constitute an amendment, modification, or interpretation of any treaty to which a tribe referred to in this subchapter is a...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet both of the following requirements for eligibility: (1) They were born on or prior to and living on...


The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Nehalem and Tillamook Bands of Indians that...


The funds distributed in accordance with this subchapter shall not be subject to the Federal or State income tax. ...


Any costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the rolls and in the distribution of payment of pro rata shares in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter shall...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Colville Tribe, San Poeils-Nespelem Tribe, Okanogan Tribe, Methow Tribe, and Lake Tribe...


The funds deposited to the credit of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to pay a judgment arising out of proceedings before the Indian Claims Commission in...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income tax. Any per capita share payable to a person...


The unexpended balance of funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Quileute and Hoh Tribes that were appropriated by the Act of January 6, 1964...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare membership rolls for the Quileute and Hoh Tribes. No person shall be eligible to have his name placed on either membership roll who at...


When preparing a Quileute tribal roll, the Secretary shall employ the criteria in article II of the approved constitution and bylaws of the Quileute Tribe of the Quileute...


When preparing a Hoh tribal base roll, the Secretary shall include only the names of applicants who demonstrate that their names or the names of lineal ancestors from whom they...


Upon completion of a Hoh base roll in accordance with section 1084 of this title, the Secretary shall assist the Hoh Indians in developing a tribal organizational document and...


The Secretary is authorized to advance or expend, as provided in section 1081 of this title, the Hoh tribal funds now on deposit, or hereafter placed on deposit, in the Treasury...


Any part of the funds that may be distributed to individual members of the Quileute and Hoh Tribes under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (a) They were born on or prior to and were living on October...


After the deduction of attorney fees, litigation expenses, the costs of roll preparation, and such sums as may be required to distribute individual shares, the funds,...


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee or in such manner as is deemed by the Secretary to be in the enrollee's best interest....


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall take the necessary steps to provide for the distribution and use of the money appropriated to the Miami Indians of Indiana and Oklahoma...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma that were appropriated by the Act of September 30, 1961 (75 Stat. 747), to pay...


For the purpose of determining entitlement to the judgment awarded in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 124-A to the Miami Indians of Indiana and appropriated by the Act...


For the purpose of determining entitlement to the judgment awarded in Indian Claims Commission dockets numbered 67 and 124 and appropriated by the Act of May 17, 1963 (77 Stat....


Applications for enrollment must be filed with the area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma, on forms prescribed for that purpose. The determination of...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Miami Indians of Indiana that were appropriated by the Act of September 30, 1961 (75 Stat. 747), to...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the ''Miami Tribe of Oklahoma'' that were appropriated by the Act of May 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 43), to pay...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall distribute a per capita share payable to a living ...


(a) Establishment Prior to making any distribution of the funds credited to the Miami Tribe or Nation and the Miami Tribe of Indiana or approving any expenditures of the...


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes, and any costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated by the Acts of July 22, 1969 (83 Stat. 49), and January 8, 1971 (84 Stat. 1981), to pay judgments awarded to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Miami...


The Secretary may make appropriate withdrawals from the judgment funds and interest thereon, using interest funds first, to pay costs incident to carrying out the provisions...


The Secretary of the Interior shall bring current to June 2, 1972, the roll prepared pursuant to section 1114 of this title, by (a) adding the names of persons living on June 2,...


An application for addition of a name to the roll pursuant to section 1124 of this title must be filed with the area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma,...


On completion of the roll by the Secretary of the Interior, the balance of the funds appropriated to satisfy the judgments in dockets numbered 255 and 124-C, dockets numbered...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma that were appropriated by the Act of July 22, 1969 (83 Stat. 49), to pay...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall distribute a per capita share ...


None of the funds distributed under the provisions of sections 1122 to 1130 of this title shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 1122 to 1130 of this title, including the establishment...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (a) They were born on or prior to and living on October...


After the deduction of attorney fees, litigation expenses, the costs of roll preparation, and such sums as may be required to distribute individual shares, the funds,...


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee or in such manner as is deemed by the Secretary to be in the enrollee's best interest....


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Emigrant New York Indians that were appropriated by the Act of May 29, 1967 (81 Stat. 50), to pay...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare rolls of all persons born on or prior to and living on September 27, 1967 (a) whose names appear on the membership roll of the Oneida...


For the purposes of expediting the enrollment of persons referred to in section 1142(a) and (b) of this title, the governing bodies of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin...


The Secretary of the Interior shall apportion to each group mentioned in section 1142 of this title so much of the aforementioned judgment and accrued interest as the ratio of its ...


The funds apportioned to the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Community of Wisconsin shall be placed to their credit and may be used,...


None of the funds that may be distributed per capita shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (a) They were alive on October 24, 1967, and (b) they...


After the deduction of attorney fees, litigation expenses, the costs of roll preparation, and such sums as may be required to distribute individual shares, the funds,...


Sums payable to enrollees or to their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be held in trust by the Secretary of...


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, including appropriate deadline for filing...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to distribute and expend the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the...


Five hundred thousand dollars of said funds shall be held in trust for the purpose of providing education and scholarships for members of said tribes pursuant to a trust agreement...


The Secretary of the Interior shall distribute remaining funds per capita to all persons alive on October 31, 1967, whose names appear on the membership roll of the...


(a) Time for filing; reversion of funds upon failure to file All claims for per capita shares, whether by a living enrollee or by the heirs or legatees of a deceased enrollee,...


No part of any funds distributed or held in trust under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


(a) Payment from judgment fund All costs incident to making the payments authorized by this subchapter including the costs of payment roll preparation and such sums as may...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Iowa Tribes of Kansas and Nebraska and of Oklahoma that were appropriated by the Act of April 30, 1965...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements for eligibility: (a) They were born on or prior to and living on September...


There shall be withdrawn from the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Delaware Nation that were appropriated by the Act of October 7, 1964...


After the deduction of attorney fees and expenses, litigation expenses, all costs incident to the provisions of this subchapter, and to making the payments authorized by...


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee. The Secretary shall distribute the per capita share of a deceased enrollee to his...


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, including a deadline for filing...


The entire unexpended balance of funds that were appropriated by the Act of May 13, 1966 (80 Stat. 141) to pay a judgment by the Indian Claims Commission entered in docket...


The persons eligible to receive such per capita payments shall be all persons who were living on December 17, 1965, and whose names appear on any of the following: (a)...


Until distributed such funds shall remain tribal funds and the shares herein designated for the eligible members shall constitute inheritable property from and after December...


The per capita distributions of such funds shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


The $200,000 withheld from per capita distribution pursuant to section 1191 of this title shall be invested or placed in trust with an institutional trustee by the Secretary of...


The funds appropriated by the Act of October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1190, 1198), to pay a judgment to the Sioux Tribe of the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, in Indian Claims...


The per capita shares shall be determined on the basis of the number of persons eligible for per capitas and the number of persons rejected for per capitas who have taken a...


Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such...


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


Upon agreement by the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe and the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe on the amount each agrees to contribute from any award to each tribe in Indian Claims Commission...


The unexpended funds and interest thereon on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of and otherwise invested by the Secretary of the Interior for the account...


The Congress finds and declares that - (1) the United States has acknowledged the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska pursuant to the Act of ...


The Congress reaffirms and acknowledges that the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is a federally recognized Indian tribe. ...


(a) In general Nothing in sections 1212 to 1215 of this title shall be interpreted to diminish or interfere with the government-to-government relationship between the...


Other federally recognized tribes in Southeast Alaska shall have precedence over the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in the award of a Federal...


(a) Preparation; eligibility for enrollment The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements: (1) they were born on or prior ...


After the deduction of attorneys' fees and expenses and the administrative costs involved in the preparation of the roll and the distribution of the individual shares, the...


(a) Payments to enrollees, next of kin, or legatees Except as provided is subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee ...


Funds that may hereafter be deposited in the United States Treasury to the credit of the Peoria Tribe on behalf of the Wea, Kaskaskia, Piankashaw, or Peoria Nation, to pay...


The funds distributed under the provisions of this subchapter shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


Any per capita share, whether payable to a living enrollee or to the heirs or legatees of a deceased enrollee, which the Secretary of the Interior is unable to deliver within...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Chemehuevi Tribe of Indians which were appropriated (by the Act entitled ''An Act making...


(a) Preparation of roll; applications; finality of determination (1) The Secretary shall prepare a roll of all persons - (A) who were born on or prior to and living on...


The Secretary shall distribute a share payable to a living enrollee directly to such enrollee. The Secretary shall distribute the per capita share of a deceased enrollee to his...


No part of any funds distributed under this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The roll prepared by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to this subchapter shall not be deemed to constitute the membership roll of the Chemehuevi Tribe. ...


The Secretary may make appropriate withdrawals from the judgment funds and interest thereon, using interest funds first, to pay costs incident to carrying out the provisions of...


The funds appropriated by the Act of June 9, 1964 (78 Stat. 204, 213), to pay a judgment to the Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians in Indian Claims Commission dockets numbered...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons born on or prior to and living on July 29, 1971, who are lineal descendants of members of the Pembina Band as it...


Applications for enrollment shall be filed with the Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Aberdeen, South Dakota, in the manner and within the time limits prescribed for...


In developing the roll of Pembina descendants, the Secretary of the Interior shall determine which enrollees are members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band...


The funds apportioned to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band, and the Chippewa-Cree Tribe may be advanced, expended, invested, or reinvested for any...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


Sums payable to adult living enrollees or to adult heirs or legatees of deceased enrollees shall be paid directly to such persons. Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to effect the provisions of this subchapter, including the establishment of deadlines. ...


The funds appropriated to the credit of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana, in satisfaction of judgments awarded in paragraphs 7 and...


Any part of such funds that may be distributed to members of the Tribes shall not be subject to Federal or State income tax. ...


Sums payable under this subchapter to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than eighteen years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance...


The funds appropriated by the Act of October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1190, 1198), to pay a judgment to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana, and the Gros...


The sum of $5,671,156 from the funds credited to the Blackfeet Tribe under section 1261 of this title shall be distributed per capita to each person whose name appears on or...


The balance of each tribe's share of the funds may be advanced, expended, invested, or reinvested for any purposes that are authorized by the respective tribal governing bodies...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes, and the per capita payments shall not be...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated to pay a judgment to the Jicarilla Apache Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 22-A, together with the interest thereon, after payment of...


Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than eighteen years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of December 26, 1969 (83 Stat. 447), to pay a judgment to the Havasupai Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 91, together with...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


Sums payable to adult living enrollees or to adult heirs or legatees of deceased enrollees shall be paid directly to such persons. Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to effect the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of December 26, 1969 (83 Stat. 447, 453), to pay a judgment in favor of the petitioners, the Delaware Tribe of Indians in docket 298, and...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the following requirements: (a) they were born on or prior to and were living on October 3, ...


All applications for enrollment must be filed either with the Area Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma, or with the Area Director of the Bureau of...


(a) Authority of Secretary The Secretary of the Interior shall apportion to the Absentee Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma, as presently constituted, so much of the judgment...


Sums payable to living enrollees age eighteen or older or to heirs or legatees of deceased enrollees age eighteen or older shall be paid directly to such persons. Sums payable...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of July 22, 1969 (83 Stat. 49, 62), to pay a judgment to the Yavapai Indians in Indian Claims Commission dockets numbered 22-E and 22-F,...


The Secretary of the Interior shall set aside for the benefit of the Payson Indian Band, at Payson, Arizona, 3.5 per centum of the net judgment funds described in section 1300 of...


For the purposes of apportioning the funds, the Yavapai Apache Indian Community of the Camp Verde Reservation, the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community, and the...


Upon completion and approval of the rolls as provided in section 1300a-1 of this title, the balance of the funds not set aside pursuant to section 1300a of this title shall...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. Sums payable to enrollees or heirs or legatees...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Kickapoo Indians of Kansas and Oklahoma to pay judgments by the Indian Claims Commission in dockets...


(a) Per capita shares to tribal members The funds divided and credited under section 1300b of this title, and the funds appropriated to pay a judgment recovered by the ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall approve no plans for the use of the money specified in section 1300b-1(b) of this title for the Kickapoo Tribes of Kansas and Oklahoma until...


Any sums payable per capita to persons who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such procedures, including the ...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) Findings Congress finds that the Texas Band of Kickapoo Indians is a subgroup of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; that many years ago, the Band was forced to migrate from...


For purposes of this subchapter - (a) ''Band'' means the Texas Band of Kickapoo Indians, a subgroup of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; (b) ''Tribe'' means the...


(a) Establishment; publication in Federal Register Within one year of January 8, 1983, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Tribe, compile a roll of those members of the ...


(a) Statutory provisions applicable The Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984) (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), is hereby made applicable to the Band: Provided, however, That the ...


The State of Texas shall exercise jurisdiction over civil causes of action and criminal offenses arising on the Band's trust lands in accordance with section 1360 of title 28...


(a) Eligibility for Federal Indian services Notwithstanding any other provision of law authorizing the provision of special programs and services by the United States to ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of July 22, 1969 (83 Stat. 49), to pay a judgment to the Yankton Sioux Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 332-A, together with...


The Secretary of the Interior shall withhold from distribution a sum not to exceed $150,000, pending a decision by the Yankton Sioux Tribal Business and Claims Committee regarding...


The Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the Tribal Council, shall prepare a roll of all persons born on or prior to and living on October 6, 1972, who meet the...


The judgment fund, less funds otherwise provided in section 1300c-1 of this title, shall be used as follows: 75 per centum thereof shall be distributed in equal per capita shares...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The funds appropriated by the Act of June 19, 1968 (82 Stat. 239), to pay compromise judgments to the Mdewakanton and Wahpakoota Tribe of Sioux Indians, and the Sisseton and...


(a) Membership rolls; applications The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska shall bring current their membership rolls as of...


After deducting the amounts authorized in section 1300d of this title, the funds derived from the judgment awarded the Indian Claims Commission dockets numbered 360, 361, 362,...


(a) Membership rolls; applications The Devils Lake Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, and the Sisseton and Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, shall bring current their ...


(a) Basis of apportionment After deducting the amount authorized in section 1300d of this title, the funds derived from the judgment awarded in Indian Claims Commission...


No person shall be eligible to be enrolled under this part who is not a citizen of the United States. ...


Any person qualifying for enrollment with more than one group shall elect the group with which he shall be enrolled for the purpose of this part. ...


The sums payable to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are minors or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such procedures, including...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this part shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this part, including the establishment of deadlines. ...


Notwithstanding any provision of this part or any other provision of law, the Attorney General is authorized to negotiate and settle any action that may be or has been brought...


In this part: (1) Covered Indian tribe The term ''covered Indian tribe'' means an Indian tribe listed in section 1300d-23(a) of this title. (2) Fund Account ...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including part A of this subchapter, any funds made available by appropriations under chapter II of Public Law 90-352 (82 Stat. 239) to...


(a) In general (1) Amount distributed (A) In general Subject to section 1300d-27(e) of this title and if no action is filed in a timely manner (as...


(a) Prohibition No funds allocated for a covered Indian tribe under section 1300d-23 of this title may be used to make per capita payments to members of the covered Indian...


A payment made to a covered Indian tribe or an individual under this part shall not - (1) for purposes of determining the eligibility for a Federal service or program of...


(a) In general Subject to section 1300d-27(e) of this title, the Secretary shall, in the manner prescribed in section 1300d-4(c) of this title, distribute to the...


(a) Actions authorized In any action brought by or on behalf of a lineal descendant or any group or combination of those lineal descendants to challenge the constitutionality...


The funds appropriated by the Act of January 8, 1971 (84 Stat. 1981), to pay a judgment to the Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap Reservations, Montana, in...


The share of the Assiniboine Tribe of the Fort Peck Reservation, after deducting $50,000 to be used as provided in section 1300e-2 of this title, and after deducting the...


Upon agreement by the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe and the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe on the amount each agrees to contribute from the award to each tribe in Indian Claims Commission...


The share of the Assiniboine Tribe of the Fort Belknap Reservation, after deducting $100,000 to be used as provided in section 1300e-4 of this title, and after deducting...


The $100,000 withheld from distribution under section 1300e-3 of this title, and interest thereon, may be used for any purpose authorized by the Assiniboine Treaty Committee of...


The per capita shares shall be determined on the basis of the number of persons eligible for per capitas and the number of persons rejected for per capitas who have taken a...


None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. Sums payable to persons under eighteen years of...


The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to effect the provisions of this subchapter, including the establishment of deadlines. ...


(a) Eligibility for services and assistance The Pascua Yaqui Indian people who are members of the Pascua Yaqui Association, Incorporated, an Arizona corporation, or who ...


Within thirty months after September 18, 1978, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall adopt a constitution and bylaws or other governing documents and a membership roll. The Secretary of...


For the purposes of section 1300f of this title, membership of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall consist of - (A) the members of the Pascua Yaqui Association, Incorporated, as...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct one or more studies to determine - (1) whether the lands held in trust on October 14, 1994, by the ...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''tribe'' means the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (as so designated by section 1300g-1 of this title); (2) the term...


The Indians designated as the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Texas, by the Tiwa Indians Act shall, on and after August 18, 1987, be known and designated as the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo....


(a) Federal trust relationship The Federal trust relationship between the United States and the tribe is hereby restored. The Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended...


(a) State authority Nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation benefiting the tribe, and the State is authorized to perform...


(a) Federal reservation established The reservation is hereby declared to be a Federal Indian reservation for the use and benefit of the tribe without regard to whether...


The Tiwa Indians Act is hereby repealed. ...


(a) In general All gaming activities which are prohibited by the laws of the State of Texas are hereby prohibited on the reservation and on lands of the tribe. Any violation...


(a) In general The membership of the tribe shall consist of - (1) the individuals listed on the Tribal Membership Roll approved by the tribe's Resolution No....


Congress finds that - (1) the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, although currently recognized by the Federal Government as part of the Keweenaw...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''Band'' means the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; (2) the term ''member'' means...


(a) The Federal recognition of the Band and the trust relationship between the United States and the Band is hereby reaffirmed. The Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended ...


(a) Submission of membership roll Within six months after September 8, 1988, the Band shall submit to the Secretary, for approval, its base membership roll which shall...


(a) Governing document Within one year following September 8, 1988, the Band's governing body shall propose a governing document, and the Secretary shall conduct, pursuant...


(a) The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is hereby authorized to convey, by deed to the United States in trust for the Band, all lands located in Gogebic County, Michigan, which,...


(a) For the purpose of proceeding with the per capita distribution of the funds appropriated and subsequently apportioned to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in satisfaction...


(a) Notwithstanding any other law or provision in the constitution of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Secretary shall call an election within 90 days of receipt of a...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, any spending authority provided under this subchapter shall be effective for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such ...


(a) Short title This subchapter may be cited as the ''Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act''. (b) Definitions For the purposes of this subchapter, the term - (1)...


(a) Partition of the joint reservation (1) Effective with the publication in the Federal Register of the Hoopa tribal resolution as provided in paragraph (2), the joint ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect, in any manner, the entitlement established under decisions of the United States Court of Federal Claims in the Short cases or any...


(a) Establishment (1) There is hereby established the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Fund. Upon enactment of this subchapter, the Secretary shall cause all the funds in the escrow...


(a) Preparation; eligibility criteria (1) The Secretary shall prepare a roll of all persons who can meet the criteria for eligibility as an Indian of the Reservation and - ...


(a) Notice of settlement options (1) Within sixty days after the publication of the Settlement Roll as provided in section 1300i-4(d) of this title, the Secretary shall...


(a) Any funds remaining in the Settlement Fund after the payments authorized to be made therefrom by subsections (c) and (d) of section 1300i-5 of this title and any payments made...


The existing govening (FOOTNOTE 1) documents of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the governing body established and elected thereunder, as heretofore recognized by the Secretary, are...


(a) Yurok Tribe (1) Those persons on the Settlement Roll who made a valid election pursuant to subsection (c) of section 1300i-5 of this title shall constitute the base...


(a) Plan for economic self-sufficiency The Secretary shall - (1) enter into negotiations with the Yurok Transition Team and the Interim Council of the Yurok Tribe...


(a) Estate for Smokers family The 20 acre land assignment on the Hoopa Valley Reservation made by the Hoopa Area Field Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on August 25,...


(a) Claims against partition of joint reservation Any claim challenging the partition of the joint reservation pursuant to section 1300i-1 of this title or any other provision of ...


The Congress finds the following: (1) The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is the descendant of, and political successor to, the signatories of the Treaty of ...


Federal recognition of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is hereby affirmed. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, all Federal laws of general application to...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Band and its members shall be eligible, on and after September 21, 1994, for all Federal services and benefits furnished to...


Not later than 18 months after September 21, 1994, the Band shall submit to the Secretary membership rolls consisting of all individuals eligible for membership in such Band. The ...


(a) Constitution (1) Adoption Not later than 24 months after September 21, 1994, the Secretary shall conduct, by secret ballot and in accordance with the provisions...


The Band's tribal land shall consist of all real property, including the land upon which the Tribal Hall is situated, now or on and after September 21, 1994, held by, or in trust...


The Band's service area shall consist of the Michigan counties of Allegan, Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass and the Indiana counties of La Porte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke,...


The Band shall have jurisdiction to the full extent allowed by law over all lands taken into trust for the benefit of the Band by the Secretary. The Band shall exercise...


(a) List of members as of September 1994 Not later than 120 days after September 21, 1994, the Band shall submit to the Secretary a list of all individuals who, as of ...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''Band'' means the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians; (2) the term ''member'' means those individuals eligible for ...


Congress finds the following: (1) The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians are descendants of, and political...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''Bands'' means the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians; (2) the...


(a) Federal recognition Federal recognition of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is hereby reaffirmed. All laws...


(a) In general All rights and privileges of the Bands, and their members thereof, which may have been abrogated or diminished before September 21, 1994, are hereby reaffirmed. ...


(a) Little Traverse Bay Bands The Secretary shall acquire real property in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties for the benefit of the Little Traverse Bay Bands. The Secretary shall...


Not later than 18 months after September 21, 1994, the Bands shall submit to the Secretary membership rolls consisting of all individuals currently enrolled for membership in...


(a) Constitution (1) Adoption Not later than 24 months after September 21, 1994, the Secretary shall conduct, by secret ballot, elections for the purposes of...


(a) List of present membership Not later than 120 days after September 21, 1994, the Bands shall submit to the Secretary a list of all individuals who, as of September 21,...


(a) Federal recognition Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Tribe. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, all...


(a) Plan for economic development The Secretary shall - (1) enter into negotiations with the governing body of the Tribe with respect to establishing a plan for economic ...


(a) Lands to be taken in trust The Secretary may accept any real property located in Placer County, California, for the benefit of the Tribe if conveyed or otherwise...


(a) Compilation of tribal membership roll Within 1 year after October 31, 1994, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Tribe, compile a membership roll of the Tribe. ...


Until a new tribal constitution and bylaws are adopted and become effective under section 1300l-5 of this title, the Tribe's governing body shall be an Interim Council. The...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon the completion of the tribal membership roll under section 1300l-3(a) of this title and upon the written request of the Interim Council,...


For purposes of this subchapter: (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California. (2) The term ''Secretary''...


The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


For purposes of this subchapter: (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of the Paskenta Rancheria of California. (2) The term...


(a) Federal recognition Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Tribe. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, all laws and regulations of general application...


(a) Plan for economic development The Secretary shall - (1) enter into negotiations with the governing body of the Tribe with respect to establishing a plan for economic ...


(a) Lands to be taken in trust The Secretary shall accept any real property located in Tehama County, California, for the benefit of the Tribe if conveyed or otherwise...


(a) Compilation of tribal membership roll Within one year after November 2, 1994, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Tribe, compile a membership roll of the Tribe. ...


Until a new tribal constitution and bylaws are adopted and become effective under section 1300m-6 of this title, the Tribe's governing body shall be an Interim Council. The...


(a) Election; time and procedure Upon the completion of the tribal membership roll under section 1300m-4(a) of this title and upon the written request of the Interim Council,...


The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


The Congress finds that in their 1997 Report to Congress, the Advisory Council on California Indian Policy specifically recommended the immediate legislative restoration of...


For purposes of this subchapter: (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the Indians of the Graton Rancheria of California. (2) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of...


(a) Federal recognition Federal recognition is hereby restored to the Tribe. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, all laws and regulations of general application...


(a) Lands to be taken in trust Upon application by the Tribe, the Secretary shall accept into trust for the benefit of the Tribe any real property located in Marin or...


(a) Compilation of tribal membership roll Not later than 1 year after December 27, 2000, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Tribe, compile a membership roll of...


Until the Tribe ratifies a final constitution consistent with section 1300n-6 of this title, the Tribe's governing body shall be an Interim Tribal Council. The initial membership...


(a) Election; time; procedure After the compilation of the tribal membership roll under section 1300n-4(a) of this title, upon the written request of the Interim Tribal...


For purposes of this subchapter, the term - (1) ''Indian tribe'' means any tribe, band, or other group of Indians subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and ...


No Indian tribe in exercising powers of self-government shall - (1) make or enforce any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or...


The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall be available to any person, in a court of the United States, to test the legality of his detention by order of an Indian tribe. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to recommend to the Congress, on or before July 1, 1968, a model code to govern the administration of justice by courts...


There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sum as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) Consent of United States; force and effect of criminal laws The consent of the United States is hereby given to any State not having jurisdiction over criminal offenses...


(a) Consent of United States; force and effect of civil laws The consent of the United States is hereby given to any State not having jurisdiction over civil causes of action...


(a) Acceptance by United States The United States is authorized to accept a retrocession by any State of all or any measure of the criminal or civil jurisdiction, or...


Notwithstanding the provisions of any enabling Act for the admission of a State, the consent of the United States is hereby given to the people of any State to amend, where...


(a) Pending actions or proceedings; effect of cession No action or proceeding pending before any court or agency of the United States immediately prior to any cession of...


State jurisdiction acquired pursuant to this subchapter with respect to criminal offenses or civil causes of action, or with respect to both, shall be applicable in Indian...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if any application made by an Indian, Indian tribe, Indian council, or any band or group of Indians under any law requiring the approval...


(a) Revision of document on ''Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties'' and treatise on ''Federal Indian Laws''; compilation of official opinions; printing and republication ...


(a) Use and distribution Notwithstanding any other law, all use or distribution of funds appropriated in satisfaction of a judgment of the Indian Claims Commission or the...


(a) Preparation and submission to Congress by Secretary of the Interior; contents; copy to affected Indian tribe Within one year after appropriation of funds to pay a judgment...


(a) Prerequisites for final preparation The Secretary shall prepare a plan which shall best serve the interests of all those entities and individuals entitled to receive funds...


When submitting the plan as provided in section 1402 of this title, the Secretary shall also submit to the Congress with such plan - (1) copies of the transcripts of...


(a) Original plan The plan prepared by the Secretary shall become effective, and he shall take immediate action to implement the plan for the use or distribution of such...


(a) Promulgation The Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this chapter no later than the end of the one hundred and eighty-day period beginning on...


None of the funds which - (1) are distributed per capita or held in trust pursuant to a plan approved under the provisions of this chapter, or (FOOTNOTE 1) ...


Interests of individual Indians in trust or restricted lands shall not be considered a resource, and up to $2,000 per year of income received by individual Indians that is...


In order to provide credit that is not available from private money markets, or to supplement funds from private lenders, including loans guaranteed by the Secretary pursuant...


Loans may be made for any purpose which will promote the economic development of (a) the individual Indian borrower, including loans for educational purposes, and (b) the...


Loans may be made only when, in the judgment of the Secretary, there is a reasonable prospect of repayment, and only to applicants who in the opinion of the Secretary are unable...


Loans shall be for terms that do not exceed thirty years and shall bear interest at (a) a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury taking into consideration the market...


The Secretary may cancel, adjust, compromise, or reduce the amount of any loan or any portion thereof heretofore or hereafter made from the revolving loan fund established by...


Title to any land purchased by a tribe or by an individual Indian with loans made from the revolving loan fund may be taken in trust unless the land is located outside the...


Any organization receiving a loan from the revolving loan fund shall be required to assign to the United States as security for the loan all securities acquired in connection with...


There is authorized to be appropriated, to provide capital and to restore any impairment of capital for the revolving loan fund $50,000,000 exclusive of prior authorizations...


The Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


In order to provide access to private money sources which otherwise would not be available, the Secretary is authorized (a) to guarantee not to exceed 90 per centum of the...


The Secretary shall fix such premium charges for the insurance and guarantee of loans as are in his judgment adequate to cover expenses and probable losses, and deposit receipts...


Loans guaranteed or insured pursuant to this subchapter shall bear interest (exclusive of premium charges for insurance, and service charge, if any) at rates not to exceed such...


The application for a loan to be guaranteed hereunder shall be submitted to the Secretary for approval. The Secretary may review each loan application individually and...


Any loan guaranteed under this subchapter, including the security given for such loan, may be sold or assigned by the lender to any person. ...


Loans made by any agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government, or by an organization of Indians from funds borrowed from the United States, and loans the interest on which...


Any loans insured hereunder shall be restricted to those made by a financial institution subject to examination and supervision by an agency of the United States, a State, or...


Loans guaranteed hereunder may be made by any lender satisfactory to the Secretary, except as provided in section 1486 of this title. The liability under the guaranty shall...


Any loan made by any national bank or Federal savings and loan association, or by any bank, trust company, building and loan association, or insurance company authorized to...


The maturity of any loan guaranteed or insured hereunder shall not exceed thirty years. ...


In the event of a default of a loan guaranteed hereunder, the holder of the guaranty certificate may immediately notify the Secretary in writing of such default and the...


When a lender suffers a loss on a loan insured hereunder, including accrued interest, a claim therefor shall be submitted to the Secretary. If the Secretary finds that the loss...


Whenever the Secretary finds that any lender or holder of a guaranty certificate fails to maintain adequate accounting records, or to demonstrate proper ability to service...


Any evidence of guaranty or insurance issued by the Secretary shall be conclusive evidence of the eligibility of the loan for guaranty or insurance under the provisions of...


Title to any land purchased by a tribe or by an individual Indian with loans guaranteed or insured pursuant to this subchapter may be taken in trust, unless the land is...


The financial transactions of the Secretary incident to or arising out of the guarantee or insurance of loans and surety bonds, and the acquisition, management, and disposition of ...


(a) Establishment of revolving fund There is hereby created an Indian Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund (hereinafter referred to as the ''fund'') which shall be available to...


(a) Amount; eligibility The Secretary is authorized to provide a supplemental surety bond guarantee, not to exceed 20 percent of any loss, for any Indian individual or...


The Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


(a) The Secretary may guarantee not to exceed 90 percent of the unpaid principal and interest due on an issue of bonds, debentures, or similar obligations issued by an...


The Secretary is authorized under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe to pay as an interest subsidy on loans which are guaranteed or insured under the provisions...


There are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1985, and for each fiscal year thereafter, an amount which does not exceed $5,500,000 for purposes of making interest...


There is established within the Department of the Interior the Indian Business Development Program whose purpose is to stimulate and increase Indian entrepreneurship and employment...


(a) Limitation of amount No grant in excess of $100,000 in the case of an Indian and $250,000 in the case of an Indian tribe, or such lower amount as the Secretary may...


There are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed the sum of $10,000,000 per year for fiscal year 1986 and each fiscal year thereafter for the purposes of this subchapter. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. ...


Prior to and concurrent with the making or guaranteeing of any loan under subchapters I and II of this chapter and with the making of a grant under subchapter IV of this chapter,...


For the purpose of providing the assistance required under section 1541 of this title, the Secretary is authorized to cooperate with the Small Business Administration and the ...


For the purpose of entering into contracts pursuant to section 1542 of this title in fiscal year 1985, the Secretary is authorized to use not to exceed 6 percent of any...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a contractor of a Federal agency under any Act of Congress may be allowed an additional amount of compensation equal to 5 percent of...


The purpose of this subchapter is to increase the number of Indians entering the health professions and to assure an adequate supply of health professionals to the Service,...


(a) Grants for education and training The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make grants to public or nonprofit private health or educational entities or Indian...


(a) Requirements The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make scholarship grants to Indians who - (1) have successfully completed their high school education or ...


(a) General authority In order to provide health professionals to Indians, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations, the Secretary, acting through...


(a) Employment of scholarship grantees during nonacademic periods Any individual who receives a scholarship grant pursuant to section 1613a of this title shall be entitled...


(a) Discretionary authority; scope of activities In order to encourage physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health professionals to join or continue in the Service and to ...


(a) Under the authority of section 13 of this title, the Secretary shall maintain a Community Health Representative Program under which the Service - (1) provides for...


(a) Establishment (1) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a program to be known as the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (hereinafter referred...


(a) Establishment There is established in the Treasury of the United States a fund to be known as the Indian Health Scholarship and Loan Repayment Recovery Fund (hereafter in...


(a) The Secretary may reimburse health professionals seeking positions in the Service, including individuals considering entering into a contract under section 1616a of this...


(a) Projects funded on competitive basis The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall fund, on a competitive basis, projects to enable Indian tribes and tribal and ...


(a) Establishment of program The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a program to enable health professionals to pursue advanced training or research in...


(a) Grants The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall provide grants to - (1) public or private schools of nursing, (2) tribally controlled community...


(a) Grants In addition to the authority of the Secretary under section 1616e(a)(1) of this title, the Secretary, acting through the Service, is authorized to provide grants...


(a) Program established The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a program under which appropriate employees of the Service who serve particular Indian...


(a) Grants The Secretary is authorized to provide grants to at least 3 colleges and universities for the purpose of maintaining and expanding the Native American health...


(a) Grants (1) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall award grants to community colleges for the purpose of assisting the community college in the establishment...


(a) Incentive special pay The Secretary may provide the incentive special pay authorized under section 302(b) of title 37 to civilian medical officers of the Indian Health...


(a) Eligibility The Secretary may pay a retention bonus to any physician or nurse employed by, or assigned to, and serving in, the Service either as a civilian employee or as...


(a) Establishment The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a program to enable licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and registered nurses...


(a) Maintenance of Program Under the authority of section 13 of this title, the Secretary shall maintain a Community Health Aide Program in Alaska under which the Service - ...


(a) In general (1) The Secretary shall make grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for the purpose of assisting such tribes and tribal organizations in educating...


The Secretary shall, by contract or otherwise, provide training for individuals in the administration and planning of tribal health programs. ...


(a) Establishment The Secretary may make a grant to the School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota (hereafter in this section referred to as ''USDSM'') to establish...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) Approved expenditures The Secretary is authorized to expend funds which are appropriated under the authority of this section, through the Service, for the purposes of - ...


(a) Establishment; administration; purpose (1) There is hereby established an Indian Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the ...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall provide health promotion and disease prevention services to Indians so as to achieve the health...


(a) Incidence and complications The Secretary, in consultation with the tribes, shall determine - (1) by tribe and by Service unit of the Service, the incidence of, and...


(a) Duty of Secretary The Secretary, acting through the Service and in consultation with representatives of Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Indian Health Service...


(a) Right of recovery Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, the United States, an Indian tribe, or a tribal organization shall have the right to recover...


(a) Except as provided in section 1621a(d) of this title, subchapter III-A of this chapter, and section 1680c of this title, all reimbursements received or recovered, under...


Of the amounts appropriated for the Service in any fiscal year, other than amounts made available for the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund, not less than $200,000 shall...


(a) National plan for Indian Mental Health Services (1) Not later than 120 days after November 28, 1990, the Secretary, acting through the Service, shall develop and publish in ...


(a) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall conduct a study to assess the feasibility of allowing an Indian tribe to purchase, directly or through the Service, managed...


(a) Establishment The Secretary shall establish a demonstration program to evaluate the use of a contract care intermediary to improve the accessibility of health services...


The Secretary, through the Service, shall provide for screening mammography (as defined in section 1861(jj) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(jj))) for Indian and...


(a) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall provide funds for the following patient travel costs associated with receiving health care services provided (either...


(a)(1) The Secretary shall establish an epidemiology center in each Service area to carry out the functions described in paragraph (3). (2) To assist such centers in...


(a) Award of grants The Secretary, acting through the Service and in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, may award grants to Indian tribes to develop...


(a) Grants The Secretary, acting through the Service, is authorized to make grants to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations for innovative mental...


(a) Grants The Secretary may provide grants to at least 3 colleges and universities for the purpose of developing and maintaining American Indian psychology career...


(a) Grants The Secretary, acting through the Service after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control, may make grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for - ...


(a) Duty of Secretary The Secretary, acting through the Service and in consultation with representatives of Indian tribes and tribal organizations operating contract health...


(a) Time of response The Service shall respond to a notification of a claim by a provider of a contract care service with either an individual purchase order or a denial of...


(a) Not later than June 15, 1993, the Secretary shall develop and implement, directly or by contract, 2 projects to demonstrate in a pilot setting the use of claims...


(a) A patient who receives contract health care services that are authorized by the Service shall not be liable for the payment of any charges or costs associated with the...


There is established within the Service an Office of Indian Women's Health Care to oversee efforts of the Service to monitor and improve the quality of health care for Indian women...


Except as provided in sections 1621h(m), 1621j, 1621l, 1621m(b)(5), 1621n, and 1621o of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for...


Amounts appropriated to carry out this subchapter may not be used in a manner inconsistent with the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997 (42 U.S.C. 14401 et seq.). ...


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(a) Consultation; standards for accreditation Prior to the expenditure of, or the making of any firm commitment to expend, any funds appropriated for the planning, design, ...


(a) Congressional findings The Congress hereby finds and declares that - (1) the provision of safe water supply systems and sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal...


(a) Discretionary authority; covered activities The Secretary, acting through the Service, may utilize the negotiating authority of section 47 of this title, to give preference...


(a) Authority of Secretary (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary is authorized to accept any major renovation or modernization by any Indian tribe of...


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(a) Authorization (1) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make grants to tribes and tribal organizations for the construction, expansion, or modernization...


(a) Health care delivery demonstration projects The Secretary, acting through the Service, is authorized to enter into contracts with, or make grants to, Indian tribes or tribal ...


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is authorized to transfer, at no cost, up to 5 acres of land at the Chemawa Indian School, Salem, Oregon, to the Service for the provision of health...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) Duty of Secretary The Secretary shall ensure that the requirements of the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.) apply to all procurements made with funds provided...


In fiscal year 1995 and thereafter (a) the Secretary may enter into personal services contracts with entities, either individuals or organizations, for the provision of services...


Money before, on, and after September 30, 1994, collected for meals served at Indian Health Service facilities will be credited to the appropriations from which the services...


(a) Determination of appropriations Any payments received by a hospital or skilled nursing facility of the Service (whether operated by the Service or by an Indian tribe or...


(a) Payments to special fund Notwithstanding any other provision of law, payments to which any facility of the Service (including a hospital, nursing facility, intermediate...


The Secretary shall submit to the President, for inclusion in the report required to be transmitted to the Congress under section 1671 of this title, an accounting on the amount...


(a) Access to health services The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make grants to or enter into contracts with tribal organizations to assist such organizations...


(a) Establishment of direct billing program (1) In general The Secretary shall establish a program under which Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Alaska Native...


With respect to an elderly or disabled Indian receiving emergency medical care or services from a non-Service provider or in a non-Service facility under the authority of...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry out this subchapter. ...


The purpose of this subchapter is to establish programs in urban centers to make health services more accessible to urban Indians. ...


Under authority of section 13 of this title, the Secretary, through the Service, shall enter into contracts with, or make grants to, urban Indian organizations to assist...


(a) Requirements Under authority of section 13 of this title, the Secretary, through the Service, shall enter into contracts with, or make grants to, urban Indian...


(a) Authority Under authority of section 13 of this title, the Secretary, through the Service, may enter into contracts with, or make grants to, urban Indian...


(a) Contract compliance and performance The Secretary, through the Service, shall develop procedures to evaluate compliance with grant requirements under this subchapter ...


(a) Federal regulations; exceptions Contracts with urban Indian organizations entered into pursuant to this subchapter shall be in accordance with all Federal contracting laws...


(a) Quarterly reports For each fiscal year during which an urban Indian organization receives or expends funds pursuant to a contract entered into, or a grant received,...


The authority of the Secretary to enter into contracts under this subchapter shall be to the extent, and in an amount, provided for in appropriation Acts. ...


The Secretary may make funds available to contractors or grant recipients under this subchapter for minor renovations to facilities, including leased facilities, to assist...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established within the Service a Branch of Urban Health Programs which shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this...


(a) Grants The Secretary may make grants for the provision of health-related services in prevention of, treatment of, rehabilitation of, or school and community-based...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Oklahoma City Clinic demonstration project and the Tulsa Clinic demonstration project shall be treated as...


(a) Duty of Secretary The Secretary shall, within the Branch of Urban Health Programs of the Service, make grants or enter into contracts for the administration of urban...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) Establishment In order to more effectively and efficiently carry out the responsibilities, authorities, and functions of the United States to provide health care services...


(a) Establishment (1) The Secretary shall establish an automated management information system for the Service. (2) The information system established under paragraph (1)...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry out this subchapter. ...


The Memorandum of Agreement entered into pursuant to section 2411 of this title shall include specific provisions pursuant to which the Service shall assume responsibility for - ...


(a) Comprehensive prevention and treatment program (1) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall provide a program of comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse prevention and ...


(a) Grants The Secretary may make grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations to develop and implement a comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse program of...


(a) Detoxification and rehabilitation The Secretary shall develop and implement a program for acute detoxification and treatment for Indian youth who are alcohol and ...


(a) Community education The Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior, shall develop and implement within each service unit a program of community education...


(a) Grants for residential treatment The Secretary shall make grants to the Navajo Nation for the purpose of providing residential treatment for alcohol and substance abuse...


(a) Compilation of data The Secretary, with respect to the administration of any health program by a service unit, directly or through contract, including a contract under...


(a) Award; use; review criteria (1) The Secretary may make grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations to establish fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect...


The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall continue to make grants, through fiscal year 1995, to the 8 Northern Indian Pueblos Council, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, for...


(a) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make a grant to the Intertribal Addictions Recovery Organization, Inc. (commonly known as the Thunder Child Treatment Center)...


(a) Contracts and grants The Secretary, acting through the Service, may enter into contracts with, or make grants to, accredited tribally controlled community colleges,...


(a) Regional center The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a regional youth alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment center in Sacaton, Arizona,...


(a) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make grants to the Alaska Native Health Board for the conduct of a two-part community-based demonstration project to reduce...


Except as provided in sections 1665b, 1665e, 1665g, 1665i, and 1665j of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year...


The President shall, at the time the budget is submitted under section 1105 of title 31, for each fiscal year transmit to the Congress a report containing - (1) a report...


Prior to any revision of or amendment to rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter, the Secretary shall consult with Indian tribes and appropriate national or...


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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary is authorized, in carrying out the purposes of this chapter, to enter into leases with Indian tribes for periods not...


The funds appropriated pursuant to this chapter shall remain available until expended. ...


Any limitation on the use of funds contained in an Act providing appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services for a period with respect to the performance...


(a) Study The Secretary and the Service shall conduct, in conjunction with other appropriate Federal agencies and in consultation with concerned Indian tribes and organizations,...


(a) Designation For the fiscal years beginning with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and ending with the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, the State of...


(a) Report to Congress (1) In order to provide the Congress with sufficient data to determine which Indians in the State of California should be eligible for health...


The State of California, excluding the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Kern, Merced, Monterey,...


The Service shall provide funds for health care programs and facilities operated by tribes and tribal organizations under contracts with the Service entered into under the Indian ...


The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not - (1) remove a member of the National Health Service Corps from a health facility operated by the Indian Health Service...


(a) Individuals not otherwise eligible (1) Any individual who - (A) has not attained 19 years of age, (B) is the natural or adopted child, step-child, foster-child, ...


By no later than January 1, 1990, the Secretary shall develop and begin implementation of a plan to achieve the following objectives by January 1, 1994: (1) reduction of...


(a) Service to Turtle Mountain Band The Secretary, acting through the Service, is directed to provide contract health services to members of the Turtle Mountain Band of ...


(a) Feasibility study and report The Secretary shall examine the feasibility of entering into an arrangement for the sharing of medical facilities and services between the...


(a) Report to Congress Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any allocation of Service funds for a fiscal year that reduces by 5 percent or more from the previous...


(a) Establishment; grants (1) The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall make grants to Indian tribes to establish demonstration projects under which the Indian tribe...


(a) Continuation of existing demonstration programs The Secretary and the Secretary of the Interior shall, for each fiscal year through fiscal year 1995, continue the demonstration ...


Indian tribes providing health care services pursuant to a contract entered into under the Indian Self-Determination Act (25 U.S.C. 450f et seq.) may lease permanent structures...


(a) Authority of Secretary The Secretary, acting through the Service, is authorized to enter into contracts with, or make grants to, Indian tribes or tribal ...


(a) Authority of Secretary The Secretary, acting through the Service and notwithstanding any other provision of law, is authorized to enter into contracts with Indian tribes...


The Secretary shall provide for the dissemination to Indian tribes of the findings and results of demonstration projects conducted under this chapter. ...


(a) Facilities and projects Beginning on October 29, 1992, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Service shall, in all matters involving the reorganization or development...


Except as provided in section 1680k of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2000 to carry...


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On and after October 18, 1986, the Indian Health Service may seek subrogation of claims including but not limited to auto accident claims, including no-fault claims, personal...


$10,000,000 shall remain available until expended, for the establishment of an Indian Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (hereinafter referred to as the ''Fund''). On and...


Congress finds and declares that - (a) there are pending before the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island two consolidated actions that ...


For the purposes of this subchapter, the term - (a) ''Indian Corporation'' means the Rhode Island nonbusiness corporation known as the ''Narragansett Tribe of Indians''; ...


There is hereby established in the United States Treasury a fund to be known as the Rhode Island Indian Claims Settlement Fund into which $3,500,000 shall be deposited following...


(a) Acceptance of option agreement assignments; reasonableness of terms and conditions The Secretary shall accept assignment of reasonable two-year option...


(a) Prerequisites; consequences If the Secretary finds that the State of Rhode Island has satisfied the conditions set forth in section 1706 of this title, he shall publish...


Section 1705 of this title shall not take effect until the Secretary finds - (a) that the State of Rhode Island has enacted legislation creating or authorizing the...


(a) Determination by Secretary; assignment of settlement lands to State Corporation When the Secretary determines that the State Corporation described in section 1706(a)...


(a) In general Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, the settlement lands shall be subject to the civil and criminal laws and jurisdiction of the State of...


Nothing contained in this subchapter or in any legislation enacted by the State of Rhode Island as described in section 1706 of this title shall affect or otherwise impair in...


There is hereby authorized to be appropriated $3,500,000 to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action to contest the constitutionality of this subchapter shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within one hundred and...


(a) Scope of applicability Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section - (1) any transfer of land or natural resources located anywhere within the State of...


(a) General exemption Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the settlement lands received by the State Corporation shall not be subject to...


For purposes of title 26, any sale or disposition of private settlement lands pursuant to the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement shall be treated as an...


(a) Findings and declarations Congress hereby finds and declares that: (1) The Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, and the Maliseet Tribe are asserting claims...


For purposes of this subchapter, the term - (a) ''Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians'' means the sole successor to the Maliseet Tribe of Indians as constituted in ...


(a) Ratification by Congress; personal claims unaffected; United States barred from asserting claims on ground of noncompliance of transfers with State laws or occurring...


(a) Establishment of Maine Indian Claims Settlement Fund; amount There is hereby established in the United States Treasury a fund to be known as the Maine Indian Claims...


(a) Civil and criminal jurisdiction of the State and the courts of the State; laws of the State Except as provided in section 1727(e) and section 1724(d)(4) of this title,...


(a) Appropriate instrument in writing; filing of organic governing document The Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians may...


(a) Petition for assumption of exclusive jurisdiction; approval by Secretary The Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation may assume exclusive jurisdiction over...


(a) Eligibility of State of Maine for participation without regard to payments to designated Tribe, Nation, or Band under subchapter No payments to be made for the...


For the purpose of subtitle A of title 26, any transfer by private owners of land purchased or otherwise acquired by the Secretary with moneys from the land acquisition fund...


All funds of either the Passamaquoddy Tribe or the Penobscot Nation held in trust by the State of Maine as of October 10, 1980, shall be transferred to the Secretary to be held...


Except as expressly provided herein, this subchapter shall constitute a general discharge and release of all obligations of the State of Maine and all of its political...


Except as provided in this subchapter, no provision of this subchapter shall be construed to constitute a jurisdictional act, to confer jurisdiction to sue, or to grant...


There is hereby authorized to be appropriated $81,500,000 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1980, for transfer to the funds established by section 1724 of this title. ...


In the event that any provision of section 1723 of this title is held invalid, it is the intent of Congress that the entire subchapter be invalidated. In the event that any...


(a) Law governing; special legislation In the event a conflict of interpretation between the provisions of the Maine Implementing Act and this subchapter should emerge, ...


Congress finds and declares that - (1) there is pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida a lawsuit by the Miccosukee ...


For purposes of this part - (1) The term ''Miccosukee Tribe'' means the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, a tribe of American Indians recognized by the United...


Section 1744 of this title shall not take effect until the Secretary finds that the following events have occurred: (1) the State of Florida has enacted legislation...


(a) Publication of findings; consequences If the Secretary finds that the State of Florida has satisfied the conditions set forth in section 1743 of this title, he shall ...


(a) Exemption of leasehold from State and local taxes The leasehold interest granted the Miccosukee Tribe under the Lease Agreement shall be exempt from all State and local taxes. ...


Nothing in this part shall grant to the Miccosukee Tribe any greater rights or interests in the leased area other than those expressly set forth in the Lease Agreement,...


(a) Acceptance by Secretary The Secretary is authorized and directed to accept the transfer to the United States, to be held in trust for the use and benefit of the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action to contest the constitutionality of this part shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within one hundred and eighty...


In the event the Settlement Agreement between the Miccosukee Tribe and the State of Florida is ever invalidated - (1) the transfers, waivers, releases, relinquishments, and ...


Congress finds that: (1) There is pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida a lawsuit by the Miccosukee Tribe that involves...


In this part: (1) Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvements Trust Fund The term ''Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvements Trust Fund'' means the agency of...


The United States approves, ratifies, and confirms the Settlement Agreement. ...


As Trustee for the Miccosukee Tribe, the Secretary shall - (1)(A) aid and assist in the fulfillment of the Settlement Agreement at all times and in a reasonable manner; and ...


The lands transferred and held in trust for the Miccosukee Tribe under section 1750c(4) of this title shall be Miccosukee Indian Reservation lands. ...


(a) Rule of construction Nothing in this part or the Settlement Agreement shall - (1) affect the eligibility of the Miccosukee Tribe or its members to receive any...


The Congress finds that - (a) there is pending before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut a civil action entitled ''Western Pequot Tribe...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''Tribe'' means the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (also known as the Western Pequot Tribe) as identified by chapter 832...


(a) Approval and ratification of prior transfers Any transfer before October 18, 1983, from, by, or on behalf of the Tribe or any of its members of land or natural resources ...


(a) Establishment and administration There is hereby established in the United States Treasury an account to be known as the Mashantucket Pequot Settlement Fund ...


Notwithstanding the provision relating to a special election in section 406 of the Act of April 11, 1968 (82 Stat. 80; 25 U.S.C. 1326), the reservation of the Tribe is declared to...


(a) Constitutionality Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the constitutionality of this subchapter may not be drawn into question in any action unless such question...


(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, lands within the reservation which are held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the Tribe or which are subject to a...


(a) Applicability of United States laws and regulations Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Federal recognition is extended to the Tribe. Except as otherwise provided in...


Except as expressly provided herein, this subchapter shall constitute a general discharge and release of all obligations of the State of Connecticut and all of its...


In the event that any provision of section 1753 of this title is held invalid, it is the intent of Congress that the entire subchapter be invalidated. In the event that any...


The Congress hereby finds and declares that - (1) there is pending before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts a lawsuit that involves Indian ...


(a) Fund established There is hereby established within the Treasury of the United States a fund to be known as the ''Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc. Claims...


(a) Approval of prior transfers (1) Any transfer before August 18, 1987, of land or natural resources now located anywhere within the United States from, by, or on behalf of...


(a) Initial determination of State and local action No action shall be taken by the Secretary under section 1771d of this title before the Secretary publishes notice in the Federal ...


(a) Purchase of private settlement lands The Secretary is authorized and directed to expend, at the request of the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc., $2,125,000...


(a) Limitation on Indian jurisdiction over settlement lands The Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head, Inc., shall not have any jurisdiction over nontribal members and shall...


For the purposes of this subchapter: (1) Cook lands The term ''Cook lands'' means the lands described in paragraph (5) of the Settlement Agreement. (2)...


Except as otherwise expressly provided in this subchapter or in the State Implementing Act, the settlement lands and any other land that may now or hereafter be owned by or held...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action to contest the constitutionality or validity under law of this subchapter shall be barred unless the complaint is filed...


For the purpose of eligibility for Federal services made available to members of federally recognized Indian tribes, because of their status as Indians, members of this tribe...


Congress finds and declares that - (1) there is pending before the United States District Court for the southern district of Florida a lawsuit by the Seminole Tribe...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''tribe'' means the Seminole Tribe of Indians of Florida or Seminole Tribe of Florida, a tribe of American Indians ...


(a) Section 1772c of this title shall not take effect until 180 days after December 31, 1987, or the date the last of the events described in subsection (b) of this section...


(a) Approval of Settlement Agreement; effect of approval (1) Effective on December 31, 1987, the Congress does hereby approve the Settlement Agreement, including the compact, and...


(a) Acceptance of land by Secretary in trust for Seminole Tribe Notwithstanding any clouds on title, the Secretary is authorized and directed, as soon as practicable after...


The compact defining the scope of Seminole water rights and their utilization by the tribe shall have the force and effect of Federal law for the purposes of enforcement of the...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action to contest the constitutionality of this subchapter shall be barred unless the complaint is filed within 180 days...


In the event the Settlement Agreement or any part thereof is ever invalidated - (1) the transfers, waivers, releases, relinquishments and any other commitments made by...


(a) Findings The Congress finds and declares that: (1) It is the policy of the United States to promote tribal self-determination and economic self-sufficiency and...


(a) Relinquishment In accordance with the Settlement Agreement and in return for the land and other benefits derived from the Settlement Agreement and this subchapter, the...


(a) Acceptance by Secretary The Secretary shall accept the conveyance of the lands described in subsection (c) of this section, and the Outer Hylebos tidelands property...


In accepting lands in trust (other than those described in section 1773b of this title) for the Puyallup Tribe or its members, the Secretary shall exercise the authority provided...


(a) Payment to individual members (1) To the extent provided in advance in appropriation Acts or to the extent funds are provided by other parties to the Settlement Agreement,...


In order to carry out the Federal part of the fisheries aspect of the Settlement Agreement, there is authorized to be appropriated $100,000 for navigation equipment at...


(a) Economic development and land acquisition fund To the extent provided in advance in appropriation Acts, the Secretary shall disburse $10,000,000 to the Tribe of which - ...


The Tribe shall retain and exercise jurisdiction, and the United States and the State and political subdivisions thereof shall retain and exercise jurisdiction, as provided in...


(a) Liens and forfeitures, etc. (1) None of the funds, assets, or income from the trust fund established in section 1773d(b) of this title which are received by the Tribe...


The Secretary in administering this subchapter shall be aware of the trust responsibility of the United States to the Tribe and shall take such actions as may be necessary...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''1873 Survey Area'' means the area which is within the area demarked by the high water line as meandered and the...


(a) City of Salamanca and congressional villages The Congress finds and declares that: (1) Disputes concerning leases of tribal lands within the city of Salamanca and...


For the purposes of this subchapter - (1) the term ''1890 lease'' means a lease made by the Seneca Nation which is subject to - (A) the Act entitled ''An Act...


(a) New leases If the Seneca Nation offers new leases in accordance with the Agreement, this subchapter shall apply with respect to the Seneca Nation. The Seneca Nation...


(a) Seneca Nation The Congress finds that the Seneca Nation is solely responsible for negotiation of the leases under the Agreement in its own interest and approval of any...


(a) In general In recognition of the findings and purposes specified in section 1774 of this title, the settlement funds provided pursuant to this subchapter shall be provided...


Amounts may not be expended from - (1) the $30,000,000 and the $5,000,000 provided by the United States under section 1774d(b) of this title, and (2) the $16,000,000...


(a) Liens and forfeitures, etc. Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the provisions of section 1407 of this title shall apply to any payment of funds authorized to...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action to contest the constitutionality or validity under law of this subchapter shall be barred unless the action is filed on...


There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) Findings Congress finds the following: (1) The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut received recognition by the United States pursuant to the administrative ...


As used in this subchapter: (1) Lands or natural resources The term ''lands or natural resources'' means any real property or natural resources, or any interest in...


(a) In general The Secretary is authorized to carry out the duties specified in subsection (b) of this section at such time as the Secretary makes a determination that - ...


(a) In general Subject to the environmental requirements that apply to land acquisitions covered under part 151 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (or any subsequent...


(a) In general Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the consent of the United States is hereby given to the assumption of jurisdiction by the State of Connecticut...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the consent of the United States is hereby given to the Town Agreement and the Town Agreement shall be in full force...


Except as expressly provided in this subchapter, the State Agreement, or the Town Agreement, this subchapter shall constitute a general discharge and release of all obligations of...


(a) In general If, during the 15-year period beginning on the date on which the Secretary publishes a determination pursuant to section 1775b(b) of this title, the State...


(a) Jurisdiction Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the period beginning on October 19, 1994, and ending on the date that is 180 days after October 19, 1994,...


(a) Findings Congress finds the following: (1) Under the treaty between the United States of America and the Crow Tribe of Indians concluded May 7, 1868 (commonly known ...


As used in this subchapter: (1) Crow Tribe The term ''Crow Tribe'' means the Crow Tribe of Indians, the duly recognized governing body of the Crow Indian Reservation. ...


(a) Execution Subject to the terms and conditions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall enter into the Settlement Agreement with the Crow Tribe. (b) Ratification ...


(a) Property within parcel number 1 (1) In general With respect to the property within parcel number 1, the following provisions shall apply: (A) The boundary...


(a) Establishment (1) In general There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ''Crow Tribal Trust Fund''. (2)...


No payments made or benefits conferred pursuant to this subchapter shall result in the reduction or denial of any Federal services or programs to any tribe or to any member of a...


(a) In general (1) Subject to approval by the Secretary, the Crow Tribe may exchange any land or minerals to which its title is recognized in or obtained pursuant to...


(a) In general This subchapter shall take effect upon the occurrence of the following conditions: (1) The Settlement Agreement is approved and executed by the ...


(a) In general As soon as practicable after November 2, 1994, the Secretary shall make distributions from the 107th meridian escrow fund as follows: (1) One-half of...


Except for the adjustment to the eastern boundary of the Crow Indian Reservation, nothing in this subchapter or in the Settlement Agreement shall affect or modify the terms...


The benefits available to the Crow Tribe under the terms and conditions of this subchapter and the Settlement Agreement shall constitute full and complete satisfaction of all...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior such sums as are necessary to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) Findings Congress makes the following findings: (1) For many years the Pueblo of Santo Domingo has been asserting claims to lands within its aboriginal use area...


In this subchapter: (1) Federally administered lands The term ''federally administered lands'' means lands, waters, or interests therein, administered by Federal...


The Settlement Agreement is hereby approved and ratified. ...


(a) Relinquishment, extinguishment, and compromise of Santo Domingo claims (1) Extinguishment (A) In general Subject to paragraph (2), in consideration of...


(a) In general The boundaries of the Santo Domingo Pueblo Grant, as determined by the 1907 Hall-Joy Survey, confirmed in the Report of the Pueblo Lands Board, dated December...


(a) Exchange of certain lands with New Mexico (1) In general Not later than 2 years after November 1, 2000, the Secretary shall acquire by exchange the State of New...


(a) Findings The Congress finds the following: (1) In 1876, the Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation was created, reserving a single, 640-acre section of land in the ...


For the purposes of this subchapter: (1) Tribe The term ''Tribe'' means the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe with...


The United States hereby approves, ratifies, and confirms the Settlement Agreement. ...


(a) Establishment of tribal and allottees settlement trust funds accounts (1) In general There are established in the Treasury of the United States three...


(a) Acquisition and placement of lands into trust (1) In general The Secretary shall convey into trust status lands purchased or otherwise acquired by the Tribe within...


(a) Conveyance of easement to Coachella Valley Water District (1) Tribal interest The United States, in its capacity as trustee for the Tribe, as well as for any...


(a) Satisfaction of claims The benefits available to the Tribe and the allottees under the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement and the provisions of this...


(a) Eligibility for benefits Nothing in this subchapter or the Settlement Agreement shall affect the eligibility of the Tribe or its members for any Federal program or...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this subchapter. ...


(a) For purposes of this chapter, the term - (1) ''Indian'' means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe; (2) ''Indian tribe'' means any Indian tribe, band,...


It is the purpose of this subchapter to provide grants for the operation and improvement of tribally controlled colleges or universities to insure continued and expanded educational ...


(a) Purposes The Secretary shall, subject to appropriations, make grants pursuant to this subchapter to tribally controlled colleges or universities to aid in the...


To be eligible for assistance under this subchapter, a tribally controlled college or university must be one which - (1) is governed by a board of directors or board of...


(a) Establishment of program The Secretary shall establish a program in accordance with this section to make grants to tribes and tribal entities (1) to conduct ...


The Secretary shall provide, upon request from a tribally controlled college or university which is receiving funds under section 1808 of this title, technical assistance...


(a) Development of plans, procedures, and criteria The Secretary is authorized to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Education to assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs in ...


(a) Submission of applications; necessity of eligibility study Grants shall be made under this subchapter only in response to applications by tribally controlled colleges...


(a) Formula Except as provided in section 1811 of this title, the Secretary shall, subject to appropriations, grant for each academic year to each tribally controlled college...


(a) Eligibility for assistance Except as specifically provided in this subchapter, eligibility for assistance under this subchapter shall not, by itself, preclude the...


(a)(1) There is authorized to be appropriated, for the purpose of carrying out section 1805 of this title, $3,200,000 for fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be necessary for...


(a) Formula for allocation (1) If the sums appropriated for any fiscal year pursuant to section 1810(a)(2) of this title for grants under section 1807 of this title are...


(a) Study on condition of currently existing facilities; submission of report; contents The Secretary shall provide for the conduct of a study of facilities available for...


(a) Grants With respect to any tribally controlled college or university for which the report of the Secretary under section 1812(a) of this title identifies a need for...


(a) Eligibility of Navajo Tribe The Navajo Tribe shall not be eligible to participate under the provisions of this subchapter. (b) Discriminatory practices prohibited ...


(a) Consultation with national Indian organizations Within four months from October 17, 1978, the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, consult with national...


It is the purpose of this subchapter to provide grants for the encouragement of endowment funds for the operation and improvement of tribally controlled colleges or universities. ...


(a) From the amount appropriated pursuant to section 1836 of this title, the Secretary shall establish a program of making endowment grants to tribally controlled colleges...


Interest deposited, pursuant to section 1832(b)(2)(C) of this title, in the trust fund of any tribally controlled college or university may be periodically withdrawn and used, at...


For the purpose of complying with the contribution requirement of section 1832(b)(2)(B) of this title, a tribally controlled college or university may use funds which are...


(a) From the amount appropriated pursuant to section 1836 of this title, the Secretary shall allocate to each tribally controlled college or university which is eligible for...


(a) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the...


(a) General authority The Secretary is authorized, subject to the availability of appropriations, to make grants to tribally controlled colleges or universities which...


There are authorized to be appropriated for grants under this subchapter, $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeeding...


Recognizing the special relationship between the United States and the Indian tribes and their members and the Federal responsibility to Indian people, the Congress finds - ...


The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of this Nation to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes...


For the purposes of this chapter, except as may be specifically provided otherwise, the term - (1) ''child custody proceeding'' shall mean and include - (i)...


(a) Exclusive jurisdiction An Indian tribe shall have jurisdiction exclusive as to any State over any child custody proceeding involving an Indian child who resides or...


(a) Notice; time for commencement of proceedings; additional time for preparation In any involuntary proceeding in a State court, where the court knows or has reason to...


(a) Consent; record; certification matters; invalid consents Where any parent or Indian custodian voluntarily consents to a foster care placement or to termination of parental...


Any Indian child who is the subject of any action for foster care placement or termination of parental rights under State law, any parent or Indian custodian from whose custody...


(a) Adoptive placements; preferences In any adoptive placement of an Indian child under State law, a preference shall be given, in the absence of good cause to the contrary, to...


(a) Petition; best interests of child Notwithstanding State law to the contrary, whenever a final decree of adoption of an Indian child has been vacated or set aside or...


Upon application by an Indian individual who has reached the age of eighteen and who was the subject of an adoptive placement, the court which entered the final decree shall...


(a) Petition; suitable plan; approval by Secretary Any Indian tribe which became subject to State jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of the Act of August 15, 1953 (67 Stat. ...


(a) Subject coverage States and Indian tribes are authorized to enter into agreements with each other respecting care and custody of Indian children and jurisdiction over...


Where any petitioner in an Indian child custody proceeding before a State court has improperly removed the child from custody of the parent or Indian custodian or has...


In any case where State or Federal law applicable to a child custody proceeding under State or Federal law provides a higher standard of protection to the rights of the parent...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to prevent the emergency removal of an Indian child who is a resident of or is domiciled on a reservation, but temporarily located...


None of the provisions of this subchapter, except sections 1911(a), 1918, and 1919 of this title, shall affect a proceeding under State law for foster care placement, termination...


(a) Statement of purpose; scope of programs The Secretary is authorized to make grants to Indian tribes and organizations in the establishment and operation of Indian child ...


The Secretary is also authorized to make grants to Indian organizations to establish and operate off-reservation Indian child and family service programs which may include, but...


(a) Appropriated funds for similar programs of Department of Health and Human Services; appropriation in advance for payments In the establishment, operation, and funding...


For the purposes of sections 1932 and 1933 of this title, the term ''Indian'' shall include persons defined in section 1603(c) of this title. ...


(a) Copy of final decree or order; other information; anonymity affidavit; exemption from Freedom of Information Act Any State court entering a final decree or order in...


Within one hundred and eighty days after November 8, 1978, the Secretary shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. ...


(a) Sense of Congress It is the sense of Congress that the absence of locally convenient day schools may contribute to the breakup of Indian families. (b) Report to...


Within sixty days after November 8, 1978, the Secretary shall send to the Governor, chief justice of the highest court of appeal, and the attorney general of each State a copy of...


If any provision of this chapter or the applicability thereof is held invalid, the remaining provisions of this chapter shall not be affected thereby. ...


Congress declares that the Federal Government has the sole responsibility for the operation and financial support of the Bureau of Indian Affairs funded school system that it has ...


(a) Purpose; declarations of purpose (1) Purpose The purpose of the accreditation required under this section shall be to ensure that Indian students being served by...


(a) Revision of standards (1) In general The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, Indian organizations and tribes, and Bureau-funded schools, shall ...


(a) Part 32 of Title 25, Code of Federal Regulations The provisions of part 32 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on January 1, 1987, are incorporated into ...


(a) Establishment by Secretary The Secretary shall establish, by regulation, separate geographical attendance areas for each Bureau-funded school. (b) Establishment by...


(a) National survey of facilities conditions (1) In general Not later than 12 months after January 8, 2002, the General Accounting Office shall compile, collect, and...


(a) Formulation and establishment of policy and procedure; supervision of programs and expenditures The Secretary shall vest in the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs...


(a) Factors considered; revision to reflect standards (1) Formula The Secretary shall establish, by regulation adopted in accordance with section 2017 of this title,...


(a) Definitions In this section: (1) Administrative cost (A) In general The term ''administrative cost'' means the cost of necessary ...


(a) Establishment Not later than 1 year after January 8, 2002, the Secretary shall establish within the Office of Indian Education Programs a Division of Budget...


(a) Establishment of system and forward funding (1) In general The Secretary shall establish, by regulation adopted in accordance with section 2016 of this title, a...


(a) Facilitation of Indian control It shall be the policy of the United States acting through the Secretary, in carrying out the functions of the Bureau, to facilitate...


(a) In general Chapter 51, subchapter III of chapter 53, and chapter 63 of title 5, relating to classification, pay and leave, respectively, and the sections of such...


(a) In general Not later than 12 months after January 8, 2002, the Secretary shall update the computerized management information system within the Office. The information to...


The Secretary shall institute a policy for the recruitment of qualified Indian educators and a detailed plan to promote employees from within the Bureau. Such plan shall...


(a) Annual reports The Secretary shall submit to each appropriate committee of Congress, all Bureau-funded schools, and the tribal governing bodies of such schools, a...


The Secretary shall prescribe such rules and regulations as are necessary to ensure the constitutional and civil rights of Indian students attending Bureau-funded schools,...


(a) Promulgation (1) In general The Secretary may promulgate only such regulations - (A) as are necessary to ensure compliance with the specific provisions...


(a) Regional meetings Prior to publishing any proposed regulations under subsection (b)(1) of this section, and prior to establishing the negotiated rulemaking committee...


(a) In general The Secretary shall provide grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes and tribal organizations to fund early childhood development...


(a) In general Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall make grants and provide technical assistance to tribes for the development and operation...


For the purposes of this chapter, unless otherwise specified: (1) Agency school board The term ''agency school board'' means a body - (A) the members of which...


For the purposes of this chapter, the term - (1) ''Indian'' means any individual Indian or Alaska Native who owns land or interests in land the title to which is held in ...


(a) Authorization for tribes; approval by Secretary Any Indian tribe, subject to the approval of the Secretary and any limitation or provision contained in its constitution or ...


(a) Time; enforcement The Secretary shall approve or disapprove any Minerals Agreement submitted to him for approval within (1) one hundred and eighty days after submission or...


(a) Time; criteria; notice of modifications; time for compliance; effect of noncompliance The Secretary shall review, within ninety days of December 22, 1982, any...


Nothing in this chapter shall affect, nor shall any Minerals Agreement approved pursuant to this chapter be subject to or limited by, sections 396a to 396g of this title, or any...


In carrying out the obligations of the United States, the Secretary shall ensure that upon the request of an Indian tribe or individual Indian and to the extent of his...


Within one hundred and eighty days of December 22, 1982, the Secretary of the Interior shall promulgate rules and regulations to facilitate implementation of this chapter....


Nothing in this chapter shall impair any right of an Indian tribe organized under section 16 or 17 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 987), as amended (25 U.S.C. 476, 477),...


For the purpose of this chapter - (1) ''Indian tribe'' or ''tribe'' means any Indian tribe, band, group, pueblo, or community for which, or for the members of which,...


The provisions of section 465 of this title shall apply to all tribes notwithstanding the provisions of section 478 of this title: Provided, That nothing in this section is...


(a) Statement of purpose; sales or exchanges: terms and conditions Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any tribe, acting through its governing body, is authorized, with...


(a) In general Subject to subsection (b) of this section, any Indian tribe may purchase at no less than the fair market value part or all of the interests in any tract of trust...


(a) Tribal probate codes (1) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any Indian tribe may adopt a tribal probate code to govern descent and ...


(a) Testamentary disposition (1) In general Interests in trust or restricted land may be devised only to - (A) the decedent's Indian spouse or any other Indian person; ...


The Secretary in carrying out his responsibility to regulate the descent and distribution of trust lands under section 372 of this title, and other laws, shall give full faith...


The Secretary shall have the authority to issue deeds, patents, or such other instruments of conveyance needed to effectuate a sale or exchange of tribal lands made pursuant to...


Title to any land acquired under this chapter by any Indian or Indian tribe shall be taken in trust by the United States for that Indian or Indian tribe. ...


All lands or interests in land acquired by the United States for an Indian or Indian tribe under authority of this chapter shall be exempt from Federal, State and local taxation. ...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as vesting the governing body of an Indian tribe with any authority which is not authorized by the constitution and by-laws or...


(a) Acquisition by Secretary (1) In general The Secretary may acquire, at the discretion of the Secretary and with the consent of the owner, and at fair market value, any ...


(a) In general Subject to the conditions described in subsection (b)(1) of this section, an Indian tribe receiving a fractional interest under section 2212 of this title may, as...


For purposes of this chapter, the Secretary may develop a system for establishing the fair market value of various types of lands and improvements. Such a system may...


(a) In general The Secretary shall establish an Acquisition Fund to - (1) disburse appropriations authorized to accomplish the purposes of section 2212 of this title; and ...


(a) Policy It is the policy of the United States to encourage and assist the consolidation of land ownership through transactions - (1) involving individual Indians; ...


(a) In general Prior to expiration of the authority provided for in section 2212(a)(2)(A) of this title, the Secretary, after consultation with Indian tribes and other...


(a) Approval by the Secretary (1) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may approve any lease or agreement that affects individually owned ...


(a) Findings Congress finds that - (1) numerous academic and governmental organizations have studied the nature and extent of fractionated ownership of Indian ...