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Revisions to Regulations on Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes (25 CFR 83 or Part 83)

Final Rule for 25 CFR Part 83 Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes 

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:

Date

Public Meeting Time Tribal Consultation Name Location
Tuesday 7/1/2014 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Paragon Casino & Resort, 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351
Tuesday 7/15/2014 8:30 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 7/17/2014 8:30 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 7/22/2014 8:30 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 7/24/2014 1:00 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 7/29/14 8:30 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, 8/20/14 N/A 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1-888-323-4307, passcode: 4823348

Wednesday, 9/3/14 and Friday, 9/5/14 1:30 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

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)

2013 Discussion Draft - 25 CFR Part 83

Letter Announcing Consultations for the Discussion Draft - 6/21/13

2013 Discussion Draft - Redline Version

Discussion Draft Presentation 

Canyonville, Oregon - 7/23/13 - Transcript

Solvang, California - 7/25/13 - Transcript

Petoskey, Michigan - 7/29/13 - Transcript

Old Town, Maine - 7/31/13 - Transcript

Marksville, Louisiana - 8/6/13 - Transcript

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