Revisions to Regulations on Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes (25 CFR 83 or "Part 83")
Proposed Rule and Explanatory Information:
Released May 22, 2014. This rule has been published in the Federal Register Proposed Rule 25 CFR 83.05-29-14.
Comments on the Proposed Rule:
As announced on July 25th, the deadline for providing written comments on the Proposed Rule has been extended to September 30th, 2014. Comments should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view comments received by Indian Affairs on the Proposed Rule, please click here.
- Proposed Rule (pdf)
- Press Release (pdf)
- Comparison Chart (comparing current rule to proposed rule) (pdf)
- Response to Comments on June 2013 Discussion Draft (pdf)
- Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Public Meetings and Tribal Consultations on the Proposed Rule:
|Date||Public Meeting Time||Tribal Consultation Name||Location|
|Tuesday 7/1/2014||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Paragon Casino & Resort, 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351|
|Tuesday 7/15/2014||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||BIA Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232*|
|Thursday 7/17/2014||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Menominee Casino Resort, N277 Hwy. 47/55, P.O. Box 760, Keshena, WI 54135|
|Tuesday 7/22/2014||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 California 16, Brooks, CA 95606|
|Thursday 7/24/2014||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Crowne Plaza Billings, 27 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101|
|Tuesday 7/29/14||8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community & Government Center Gymnasium, 483 Great Neck Road – South, Mashpee, MA 02649|
|Monday, 8/18/14 and Wednesday, 8/20/14||N/A||1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
1-888-323-4307, passcode: 4823348
|Wednesday, 9/3/14 and Friday, 9/5/14||1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||(open to everyone)||1-888-323-4307, passcode: 4823348|
*Please RSVP for the Portland consultation to email@example.com, bring photo identification, and arrive early to allow for time to get through security, as this is a Federal building. No RSVP is necessary for the other consultation locations.
Transcripts will be published to this website as soon as possible.
Portland, Oregon - 7/15/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)
Portland, Oregon - 7/15/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (afternoon session)
Related Rule: Hearing and Re-petition Authorization Processes Concerning Federal Acknowledgement of Indian Tribes
Proposed Rule (pdf)