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October 20, 2014

Secretarial Election Procedures

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: consultation, elections
   

This document announces tribal consultation meetings on the proposed rule amending regulations governing Secretarial elections and petitioning procedures.

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB)

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: blood quantum, cdib, information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information, “Request for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB).” The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0153, which expires October 31, 2014.

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Violence Against Women Act

Filed Under: ED
More on: vawa
   

The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to implement the changes made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). These regulations are intended to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations.

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October 16, 2014

Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

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

The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. 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 Inventory Completion: Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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

The Spurlock Museum University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary object, 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 object 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 object should submit a written request to the Spurlock Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN

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

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum) have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains 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 should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Laramie, WY

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) 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 USDA Forest Service MBRTB. 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: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ

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

The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains 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 should submit a written request to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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

The University of Michigan 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 with information in support of the request to the University of Michigan. 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: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Correction

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

The University of Michigan has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on October 31, 2013. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 should submit a written request to the University of Michigan. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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: School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center, Santa Fe, NM

Filed Under: DOI| NPS
More on: nagpra, new mexico
   

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred 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 School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or NativeHawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ

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

The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, 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 Wupatki National Monument. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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October 9, 2014

Secretarial Election Procedures

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: elections
   

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to amend its regulations governing Secretarial elections and procedures for tribal members to petition for Secretarial elections. This proposed rule reflects changes in the law and the requirement that regulations be written in plain language.

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Policy on Conferring With Urban Indian Organizations; Correction

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
More on: urban indians
   

The Indian Health Service is issuing this Notice to correct the effective date from October 29, 2014 to September 22, 2014 for the final Policy for Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations. The notice published at 79 FR 58359, September 29, 2014.

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October 8, 2014

Rights-of-Way on Indian Land

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: rights of way
   

This notice announces that the Department will accept comments on the proposed rule governing rights-of-way on Indian land until November 3, 2014.

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