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April 15, 2014

Nisqually Indian Tribe-Title 29-Liquor-Nisqually Liquor Ordinance

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: liquor, nisqually, washington
   

This notice publishes the amendment to Nisqually Indian Tribe's Title 29—Liquor—Nisqually Liquor Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Nisqually Indian Tribe's Reservation and Indian country. The Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation and Indian country, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.

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April 14, 2014

Applications for New Awards; Title III, Part F, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program

Filed Under: ED
More on: alaska native, grants, native hawaiian
   

Purpose of Program: The Title III, Part F, ANNH Program is authorized under Section 371 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. IHEs may use these grants to plan, develop, or implement activities that promise to strengthen the institution.

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Applications for New Awards; Title III, Part A, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program

Filed Under: EPA
More on: alaska native, grants, native hawaiian
   

Purpose of Program: The Title III, Part A, ANNH Program is authorized under Section 317 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) to provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Institutions may use these grants to plan, develop, or implement activities that strengthen the institution.

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April 11, 2014

Office of Tribal Relations; Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Filed Under: USDA
More on: meetings
   

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR), a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended in 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. This session will be the sixth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not be limited to, hearing public comments, updating the Council on USDA programs and activities, discussing subcommittee reports, and a discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public.

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April 9, 2014

Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: arizona, navajo, new mexico, utah
   

Part GFJ, of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as amended at 52 FR 47053-67, December 11, 1987, as amended at 60 FR 56606, November 9, 1995, as amended at 61 FR 67048, December 19, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 41825, July 12, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 24087, May 6, 2005 70 FR 60350, October 17, 2005, and most recently amended at 71 FR 69570, December 1, 2006, is hereby amended to reflect a reorganization of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS). The purpose of this re-organization proposal is to update the current approved Navajo Area IHS organization structure due to the decrease in Area shares from Federal facilities transitioning to 93 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act facilities.

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April 8, 2014

Contract Support Costs

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: consultation, contract support costs, self-determination
   

The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, in conjunction with the Acting Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), will conduct a consultation session with Indian tribes to work together to identify long-term solutions concerning contract support costs (CSC) as it relates to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

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Indian Gaming

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: class iii, compacts, gaming, lummi, washington
   

This notice publishes the approval of an amendment to the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Amendment) between the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation and the State of Washington.

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Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2014

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: ihcia
   

Notice is given that the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), 83 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)), and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2014 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and beneficiaries of other Federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 2651-2653). The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.

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March 31, 2014

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: energy, information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0177. This information collection expires July 31, 2014.

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: bie, information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation. This information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0164. This information collection expires June 30, 2014.

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Re-Establishment of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

Filed Under: USDA
More on: keepseagle
   

The Department of Agriculture is announcing the re-establishment of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (Council). The purpose of the Council is to provide recommendations to the Secretary on how to eliminate barriers to Native American participation in Farm Service Agency farm loan programs and other farm programs. The Council will discuss issues related to the participation of Native American farmers and ranchers in USDA farm loan programs and transmit recommendations concerning any changes to FSA regulations or internal guidance or other measures. The Council is necessary and in the public interest. The Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered Council members. Candidates who wish to be considered for membership on the Council for Native American Farmers and Ranchers should submit an AD-755 application form and resume to the Secretary of Agriculture. Cover letters should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture. The application form and more information about advisory Councils can be found at usda.gov/advisory_committees.xml.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: indiana, nagpra
   

The Ball State University Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Ball State University Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, tennessee
   

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Federally recognized Indian tribe. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, tennessee
   

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Federally recognized Indian tribes. Representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: alaska, nagpra
   

The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Representatives of any Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the DoN. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: massachusetts, nagpra
   

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: arizona, museums, nagpra
   

The Museum of Northern Arizona, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Museum of Northern Arizona. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Oakland Museum of California

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: california, nagpra
   

The Oakland Museum of California, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of a sacred object and an object of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Oakland Museum of California. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, tennessee
   

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of an unassociated funerary object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: alaska, nagpra
   

Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

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