Media Contact: Lovett 202-343-7445
For Immediate Release: September 18, 1978

Proposed regulations to govern the preparation of a roll of Eastern Creek Indians eligible to share in a judgment award made by the Indian Claims Commission are being published in the Federal Register the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced today.

The award of $1,346,000 in favor of the Creek Nation of Indians for lands in Georgia and Alabama taken in 1818 is to be apportioned between the Creek Tribe of Oklahoma and the unorganized group of Creek Indian descendants called Eastern Creek Indians.

The proposed regulations establish procedures and a deadline for updating and correcting a 1968 roll of Eastern Creeks.

Comments on the proposed regulations should be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Government Services, 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20245.

Further information is available from Janet Parks, above address or 202-343-2985.