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For Immediate Release: September 14, 1978

Regulations governing the preparation of a roll of lineal descendants of the Saginaw, Swan Creek and Black River Bands of Chippewa Indians to share in the distribution of funds awarded by the Indian Claims Commission is being published in the Federal Register, Interior Assistant Secretary Forrest Gerard announced today. The regulations establish the requirements for enrollment and a decid1ine of December 1, 1978 for filing applications.

The regulations art to be effective upon publication. Application forms and instructions for filing are available from the Michigan Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 884, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783.

For further information call Mitchell L. Bush, Jr., 202-343-6921