restricted access 192. Indian Land Consolidation Act, January 12, 1983
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301 limited programs to be provided to Indians living in urban locations. . . . The National Plan, submitted in April, 1980, is based on 216 tribal and 34 urban specific health plans representing 280 tribes and 41 urban Indian health groups. A significant effort went into clearly and accurately identifying tribal and urban health needs. The IHS is committed to using this Plan in the development of its future programs and resource allocation. . . . [“Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1982,” Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, 97th Congress, 1st Session, Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies (1981), part 9, pp. 1–3.] 192. Indian Land Consolidation Act January 12, 1983 The problem of heirship lands, in which subdivision resulted in plots too small to use efficiently, was attacked by this law, which provided for a start toward consolidation of fractionalized land. An Act to authorize the purchase, sale, and exchange of lands by Indian tribes and by the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe of the Devils Lake Sioux Reservation of North Dakota specifically, and for other purposes. . . . . TITLE II Sec. 201. This title may be cited as the “Indian Land Consolidation Act.” . . . Sec. 204. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any tribe, acting through its governing body, is authorized, with the approval of the Secretary [of the Interior] to adopt a land consolidation plan providing for the sale or exchange of any tribal lands or interest in lands for the purpose of eliminating undivided fractional interests in Indian trust or restricted lands or consolidating its tribal landholdings. Sec. 205. Any Indian tribe may purchase at no less than the fair market value all of the interests in any tract of trust or restricted land within that tribe’s reservation or otherwise subjected to that tribe’s jurisdiction with the consent of over 50 per centum of the owners or with the consent of the owners of over 50 per centum of the undivided interests in such tract: Provided, That— (1) no such tract shall be acquired by any Indian or Indian tribe over the objection of three or less owners owning 50 per centum or more of the total interests in such tract; (2) any Indian owning any undivided interest in, and in actual use and possession of such tract, may purchase such tract by matching the tribal offer; (3) this section shall not apply to any tract of land owned by less than fifteen persons; and (4) all purchases and sales initiated under this section shall be approved by the Secretary. . . . Sec. 207. No undivided fractional interest in any tract of trust or restricted land within a tribe’s reservation or otherwise subjected to a tribe’s jurisdiction shall descend by intestacy or devise but shall escheat to that tribe if such interest represents 2 per centum or less of the total acreage in such tract and has earned to its owner less than $100 in the preceding year before it is due to escheat. . . . Sec. 210. Title to any land acquired under this title by an Indian or Indian tribe shall be taken in trust by the United States for that Indian or Indian tribe. Sec. 211. All lands or interests in land acquired by the United States for an Indian or Indian tribe under authority of this title shall be exempt from Federal, State and local taxation. [U.S. Statutes at Large, 96:2515–19.] ...


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