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Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes (25 CFR Part 83)

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 Dear Tribal Leader Letter here.

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 consultation@bia.gov 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.

Sessions

  • 02
    Jun

    Consultation Session 1

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Jun 2, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

  • 06
    Jun

    Consultation Session 2

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Jun 6, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern

  • 09
    Jun

    Listening Session for Present, Former, and Prospective Petitioners

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Jun 9, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

Comment Deadline

Additional Information

Contact Us

Stephanie Sfiridis
Stephanie.Sfiridis@indianaffairs.gov

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