208. Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act, June 21, 1989
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324 (2) Any class II gaming on Indian lands shall continue to be within the jurisdiction of the Indian tribes, but shall be subject to the provisions of this Act. . . . (3)(A) Any Indian tribe having jurisdiction over the Indian lands upon which a class III gaming activity is being conducted , or is to be conducted, shall request the State in which such lands are located to enter into negotiations for the purpose of entering into a Tribal-State compact governing the conduct of gaming activities . Upon receiving such a request, the State shall negotiate with the Indian tribe in good faith to enter into such a compact. (B) Any State and any Indian tribe may enter into a Tribal-State compact governing gaming activities on the Indian lands of the Indian tribe, but such compact shall take effect only when notice of approval by the Secretary of such compact has been published by the Secretary in the Federal Register. . . . [U.S. Statutes at Large, 102:2467–69, 2472, 2476]. 208. Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act June 21, 1989 The United States continued to seek settlements for Indian land claims, and it provided funds to help in implementing such settlements. One example was the legislation concerning a settlement agreement between the Puyallup Tribe, the state of Washington, local governments, and private property owners. An Act to provide for the settlement of land claims, and the resolution of certain issues of governmental jurisdiction, of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in the State of Washington, and for other purposes. . . . . sec. 2. congressional findings and purpose. (a) Findings.—The Congress finds and declares that: (1) It is the policy of the United States to promote tribal self-determination and economic self-sufficiency and to support the resolution of disputes over historical claims through settlements mutually agreed to by Indian and non-Indian parties . (2) Disputes over certain land claims of the Puyallup Tribe and other matters, including— (A) ownership of the Commencement Bay tidelands and areas of former Puyallup Riverbed, lands within the Puyallup Tribe’s Treaty Reservation, or intended reservation boundaries, (B) railroad and other rights-ofway , (C) control of fisheries resource and habitat, (D) jurisdiction over law enforcement , environment, navigation, and authority and control in the areas of land use, (E) business regulation and zoning, have resulted in difficult community relations and negative economic impacts affecting both the Tribe and nonIndian parties. . . . (4) It is recognized that both Indian and non-Indian parties enter into this settlement to resolve certain problems and claims and to derive certain benefits. (5) There is a recognition that any final resolution of pending disputes through a process of litigation would take many years and entail great expense to all parties ; continue economically and socially damaging controversies; prolong uncertainty as to the access, ownership, and jurisdictional status of issues in question; and seriously impair long-term economic planning and development for all parties. (6) To advance the goals of Federal policy of Indian self-determination and to carry out the trust responsibility of the United States, and to advance the Federal policy of international trade and economic development, and in recognition of the Federal policy of settling these conflicts through comprehensive settle- 325 ment agreements, it is appropriate that the United States participate in the funding and implementation of the Settlement Agreement. (b) Purpose.—Therefore, it is the purpose of this Act— (1) to approve, ratify, and confirm the agreement entered into by the non-Indian settlement parties and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, (2) to authorize and direct the Secretary to implement the terms of such agreement , and (3) to authorize the actions and appropriations necessary to implement the provisions of the Settlement Agreement and this Act. sec. 3. resolution of puyallup tribal land claims. (a) Relinquishment.—In accordance with the Settlement Agreement and in return for the land and other benefits derived from the Settlement Agreement and this Act, the Tribe, and the United States as trustee for the Tribe and its members, relinquish all claims to tidelands, submerged lands, and any other lands, and including any mineral claims and nonfisheries water rights connected with such relinquished land, known or unknown, within the State of Washington , subject to the exceptions referred to in subsection (b). . . . sec. 4. settlement lands. (a) Acceptance by Secretary.—The Secretary shall accept the conveyance of the lands described in subsection (c) and the Outer Hylebos tidelands property referred to in Section...