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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 consultation@bia.gov.

Comments on the Proposed Rule are viewable on www.regulations.gov. Please go to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!advancedSearch, and enter the following Docket ID in the 'Find Documents by Keyword or ID' field at the top of the page: BIA-2013-0007. Hit the 'Search' button at the bottom of the page. All comments are listed as "public submissions" in the search result.


Public Meetings and Tribal Consultations on the Proposed Rule:

DatePublic Meeting TimeTribal Consultation NameLocation
Tuesday 7/1/20148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Paragon Casino & Resort, 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351
Tuesday 7/15/20148:30 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 7/17/20148:30 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 7/22/20148:30 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 7/24/20141:00 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 7/29/148:30 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, 8/20/14N/A1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1-888-323-4307, passcode: 4823348

Wednesday, 9/3/14 and Friday, 9/5/141:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.(open to everyone)1-888-323-4307, passcode: 4823348

 *Please RSVP for the Portland consultation to consultation@bia.gov, 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

Transcripts will be published to this website as soon as possible.

Marksville, Louisiana - 7/1/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)

Marksville, Louisiana - 7/1/14, Tribal Meeting Transcript (afternoon session)

Portland, Oregon - 7/15/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)

Portland, Oregon - 7/15/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (afternoon session)

Keshena, Wisconsin - 7/17/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)

Keshena, Wisconsin - 7/17/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (afternoon session)

Brooks, California - 7/22/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)

Brooks, California - 7/22/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (afternoon session)

Billings, Montana - 7/24/14, Public Meeting Transcript (afternoon session)

Billings, Montana - 7/24/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (morning session)

Mashpee, Massachusetts - 7/29/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session)

Mashpee, Massachusetts - 7/29/14, Tribal Consultation Transcript (afternoon session)

8/18/14, Tribal Consultation Teleconference Transcript

8/20/14, Tribal Consultation Teleconference Transcript

9/3/14, Public Consultation Teleconference Transcript

9/5/14, Public Consultation Teleconference Transcript


Related Rule: Hearing and Re-petition Authorization Processes Concerning Federal Acknowledgement of Indian Tribes

Proposed Rule (pdf)

June 2013 Discussion Draft