On April 27, 2022, the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs invited Tribes to consult on whether it should reconsider its prior decision to ban re-petitioning under 25 CFR part 83 - the regulations establishing the process and criteria for how the Department administratively acknowledges Indian Tribes. See the Dear Tribal Leader Letter here. See the rule here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/27/2022-08488/federal…;
The Department will conduct two virtual consultation sessions listed below and will accept oral and written comments. The Department will also host a listening session for present, former, and prospective petitioners. Please register in advance for any consultation session you plan on attending.
Please submit written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
If you have any questions regarding this effort, please contact Stephanie Sfiridis at Stephanie.Sfiridis@bia.gov.
Please submit written comments to email@example.com by 11:59 pm ET on July 6, 2022.