219. Designation of Alaska Tribal Entities, October 21, 1993
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339 tary of Health and Human Services (hereafter in this title referred to as the ‘Secretaries ’) each”; (2) in sections 302, 303, 304, and 305, by striking “Secretary” each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof “Secretaries ”; (3) in section 303(a)(1), by inserting after “Interior” the following: “and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services”; and (4) by adding after section 309 the following new section: “Sec. 310. For the purposes of providing one year planning and negotiations grants to the Indian tribes identified by section 302, with respect to the programs, activities, functions , or services of the Indian Health Service , there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out such purposes. Upon completion of an authorized planning activity or a comparable planning activity by a tribe, the Secretary is authorized to negotiate and implement a Compact of Self-Governance and Annual Funding Agreement with such tribe.” . . . [U.S. Statutes at Large, 106:4526–92.] 219. Designation of Alaska Tribal Entities October 21, 1993 Lists of federally recognized tribal entities in Alaska published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs between 1982 and 1988 were ambiguous and confusing in regard to the tribal status of some entities in the state. To clarify the status of villages and other entities in Alaska, Ada Deer, assistant secretary of the interior for Indian affairs, issued the following statement. . . . . [Historical account of previous lists and the confusion they caused.] In view of the foregoing, and to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR 83.6(b), the Department of the Interior has determined it necessary to publish a new list of Alaska tribal entities. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has reviewed the “modified ANCSA list” of villages and the list of those villages and regional tribes previously listed or dealt with by the Federal Government as governments and found that the villages and regional tribes listed below have functioned as political entities exercising governmental authority and are, therefore, acknowledged to have “the immunities and privileges available to other federally acknowledged Indian tribes by virtue of their status as Indian tribes as well as the responsibilities and obligations of such tribes.” The purpose of the current publication is to publish an Alaska list of entities conforming to the intent of 25 CFR 83.6(b) and to eliminate any doubt as to the Department ’s intention by expressly and unequivocally acknowledging that the Department has determined that the villages and regional tribes listed below are distinctly Native communities and have the same status as tribes in the contiguous 48 states. Such acknowledgement of tribal existence by the Department is a prerequisite to the protection , services, and benefits from the Federal Government available to Indian tribes. This list is published to clarify that the villages and regional tribes listed below are not simply eligible for services, or recognized as tribes for certain narrow purposes. Rather, they have the same governmental status as other federally acknowledged Indian tribes by virtue of their status as Indian tribes with a government-to-government relationship with the United States; are entitled to the same protection, immunities, privileges as other acknowledged tribes; have the right, subject to general principles of Federal Indian law, to exercise the same inherent and delegated authorities available to other tribes; and are subject to the same limitations imposed by law on other tribes. . . . Because the list published by this notice is limited to entities found to be Indian tribes, as that term is defined and used in 25 CFR part 83, it does not include a number of nontribal Native entities in Alaska that currently contract with or receive services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs pursuant to specific 340 statutory authority, including ANCSA village and regional corporations and various tribal organizations. These entities are made eligible for Federal contracting and services by statute and their non-inclusion on the list below does not affect the continued eligibility of the entities for contracts and services. . . . [See Document 238 for a listing of Alaska tribes as of March 3, 2000]. [Federal Register, 58:54365–66.] 220. Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act October 27, 1993 The Catawba Indians, after long agitation of their claims, agreed to a Settlement Act with non-Indian parties, which was accepted by the federal government. The Indians, who had been considered a state tribe, were restored to status as a...