Penn State Urged to Avoid Tainted FBI Officials - National Whistleblower Center. NWC Demands Holder Investigate FBI Failures in Child Sex Crime Cases Washington, D.C. November 22, 2011. Today, the NWC issued a letter calling for an independent investigation of child sex abuse cases that were mishandled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Additionally, the NWC called upon Penn State to ensure that former FBI agents involved in the misconduct in the handling of child sex crimes within the FBI are explicitly barred from any involvement in the Penn State investigation and that former Director Louis Freeh be questioned as to his knowledge of the FBI's failures. Former FBI Agent Jane Turner's well-documented and highly credible allegations that the FBI did not properly act to protect young children from rape and sexual abuse on Native American reservations and in Minot, North Dakota, between 1998 and 2002 were never properly investigated by the FBI or the Department of Justice.
Ms. Stephen M. Links: Draft of Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement [Federal Register] Start Preamble Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Notice. The Kansas City and Omaha Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the U.S. Submit written comments on the draft EIS on or before February 24, 2017. Send written comments to U.S. Start Further Info The above address or email to email@example.com. End Further InfoEnd PreambleStart Supplemental Information The USACE is issuing this notice pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508).
Background Information. A substantial amount of new knowledge about the species, their habitats, and management actions has been developed since the 2003 Amended BiOp was completed. —Mechanical construction of emergent sandbar habitat (ESH); Meetings. Schedule. Intent To Hold North Dakota Task Force Meeting as Established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 (Title VII) [Federal Register]
Start Preamble Department of the Army, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Notice of meeting. The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under Title VII to reduce siltation of the Missouri River in the State of North Dakota, develop and implement a long-term strategy to improve conservation, protect recreation from sedimentation, improve water quality, improve erosion control, and protect historic and cultural sites along the Missouri River in North Dakota from erosion, and to identify and develop new projects.
North Dakota Missouri River Task Force established by the Missouri River Protection and Improvement Act of 2000 will hold a meeting on August 20, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Wingate Hotel located at 1421 Skyline Blvd. in Bismarck, ND. Start Further Info Gwyn M. End Further InfoEnd PreambleStart Supplemental Information Start Signature Brenda S. Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
DAKOTA WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1998. PROGRESS AND FUTURE OF OPERATION DAKOTA Peacekeepers 2008. Committee on Indian Affairs: Lessons From Operation Dakota Peacekeepers 2009 (pdf) 143 Cong. Rec. S12471 - DAKOTA WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1997. S. Rept. 106-203 - DAKOTA WATER RESOURCES ACT OF 1999. 06.13.02 ACHP Hearing Held on Federal Management of Missouri River Historic Properties. Skip specific nav links Home News Hearing Held on Federal Management of Missouri River Historic Properties Hearing Held on Federal Management of Missouri River Historic Properties For more information, contact Don Klima, (202) 606-8503, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Margie Nowick, (303) 969-5110, email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2002 WASHINGTON—A hearing was held yesterday on the Army Corps of Engineers' management of historic properties along the Missouri River in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Indian tribes, agencies, organizations, and the public were invited to speak at the hearing, which was hosted by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and attended by the U.S. ACHP will accept written public comments on the Army Corps of Engineers' management of historic properties along the Missouri River until the close of business June 26, 2002. Hearing participants at the Missouri River. More information on ACHP. 05.06.02 Standing Rock Sioux Prominent Section 106 Cases: Winter 2002. Skip specific nav links Home Working with Section 106 Section 106 in Action Archive of Prominent Section 106 Cases South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska: Missouri River, Master Manual, and Title VI Land Transfer South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska: Missouri River, Master Manual, and Title VI Land Transfer Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Criteria for ACHP Involvement: Erosion, vandalism, and recreational development from the operation of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System threaten a large array of historic properties, including sites visited by Lewis and Clark, prehistoric fortified village sites, and historic cemeteries and burial mounds with hundreds of human graves (Criterion 1).
Recent Developments Among other issues, the tribe questions the constitutionality of Section 605 of Title VI. ACHP’s review will consider a recent National Academy of Sciences report on the Missouri River that was sponsored by the Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency. 09.24.01 South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, & Montana: Missouri River, Master Manual, & Title VI Land Transfer (STANDING ROCK SIOUX)
Skip specific nav links Home Working with Section 106 Section 106 in Action Archive of Prominent Section 106 Cases South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana: Missouri River, Master Manual, and Title VI Land Transfer South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana: Missouri River, Master Manual, and Title VI Land Transfer Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Criteria for ACHP Involvement: Erosion, vandalism, and recreational development threaten thousands of historic properties, including sites visited by Lewis and Clark, prehistoric fortified village sites, and historic cemeteries and burial mounds with hundreds of human graves.
Recent Developments On September 24, 2001, ACHP staff and Army Corps of Engineers staff from Omaha, Nebraska, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, DC, met to discuss ways to improve the Omaha District’s compliance with Section 106 regarding its operation of the Missouri River Mainstem System. The Corps committed to taking immediate steps to comply with Section 106. SPRING 2002: South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska: Transfer of Federal Land and the Operation of Missouri River Dams and Reservoirs. Skip specific nav links Home Working with Section 106 ACHP Case Digest Spring 2002 South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska: Transfer of Federal Land and the Operation of Missouri River Dams and Reservoirs South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska: Transfer of Federal Land and the Operation of Missouri River Dams and Reservoirs Agency: Army Corps of Engineers The Omaha District, Army Corps of Engineers operate six multi-functional dam and reservoir projects along the main stem of the Missouri River in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Collectively, the six reservoirs have about 6,000 miles of shoreline and are adjacent to or within the exterior boundaries of several Indian reservations, including the Three Affiliated Tribes, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe, and Fort Peck Tribes. The issue of how the Corps should address these devastating effects is generating much attention. 05.11.16 Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO. Start Preamble National Park Service, Interior. Notice. History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 History Colorado.
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 with information in support of the request to History Colorado at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. End PreambleStart Supplemental Information Consultation History and Description of the Remains. PHMSA TRIBAL ASSISTANCE PROTOCOL. Indian Affairs | Revisions to Regulations on Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes.
Home Who We Are AS-IA RACA Revisions to Regulations on Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes Final Rule for 25 CFR Part 83 Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes Final Rule (pdf) - June 29, 2015Policy Guidance (pdf) - June 29, 2105Information Fact Sheet (pdf) - June 29, 2015 Proposed Rule and Explanatory Information: Released May 22, 2014. Comments on the Proposed Rule: As announced on July 25th, the deadline for providing written comments on the Proposed Rule has been extended to September 30th, 2014. Comments on the Proposed Rule are viewable on www.regulations.gov. Public Meetings and Tribal Consultations on the Proposed Rule: *Please RSVP for the Portland consultation to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring photo identification, and arrive early to allow for time to get through security, as this is a Federal building.
Transcripts Transcripts will be published to this website as soon as possible. Marksville, Louisiana - 7/1/14, Public Meeting Transcript (morning session) Proposed Rule (pdf) Programmatic agreement tribal consultation. Federal Register :: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Tule River Tribe's Proposed Fee-to-Trust and Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Project, Tulare County, California. Start Preamble Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the Tule River Tribe's (Tribe) proposed Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Project in Tulare County, California. This notice also opens public scoping to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. To ensure consideration during the development of the EIS, written comments on the scope of the EIS should be sent as soon as possible and no later than January 30, 2017.
The date of the public scoping meeting will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in the local newspaper (Porterville Recorder) and online at You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to Ms. Start Further Info Mr. End Further InfoEnd PreambleStart Supplemental Information. Federal Register :: Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico.
Start Preamble Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. The Pueblo of Santa Ana and the State of New Mexico entered into a compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect. The effective date of the compact is December 30, 2016. Start Further Info Ms. End Further InfoEnd PreambleStart Supplemental Information Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts that are for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands.
Start Signature Dated: December 22, 2016. Lawrence S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. End SignatureEnd Supplemental Information. BIA | BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. JTAC | JOINT TRIBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE. OST | OFFICE of the SPECIAL TRUSTEE for AMERICAN INDIANS. Indian Energy Development: Interior Could Do More to Improve Its Process for Approving Revenue-Sharing Agreements. What GAO Found The Department of the Interior (Interior) recently issued guidance intended to streamline the review process and reduce the approval times of oil and gas revenue-sharing agreements—called a communitization agreement (CA)—that include Indian resources. Under the revised guidance, for example, oil and gas operators are to provide simplified, less detailed information in their CA applications.
In addition, the revised guidance eliminates some duplication in the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) review processes. Potential Time-Saving Steps of the Revised Communitization Agreement Process It is too early to determine the effect the revised guidance will have on the CA process, but Interior will be limited in its ability to assess the results of its actions for three reasons: Interior has established few time frames for the BIA and BLM offices that perform key tasks during the review and approval process. Why GAO Did This Study. SEARCH: Code of Federal Regulations. Guidance for the Disclosure of Organizational Conflict Of Interest in the Selection and Use of Third-Party Contractors in Preparation of Environmental Documents by the Department Of State. This Guidance, issued February 26, 2015, replaces the Department’s Interim Guidance for the Disclosure of Organizational Conflict of Interest in the Use of Third-Party Contractors in Preparation of Environmental Documents by the Department of State.
I. Organizational Conflict of Interest All prospective contractors submitting proposals (Offerors) must submit as part of their proposals an Offeror’s Organizational Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Certification (OCI Disclosure Certification), in which the Offeror specifies, consistent with NEPA regulations, that “they have no financial or other interest in the outcome of the project.” More information on the preparation of that Certification follows in Section II. An Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) exists when the nature of the work to be performed may, without some restriction on future activities: a) result in an unfair competitive advantage to a contractor; or c) would be called on to review its own prior work; and/or II.
III. United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians | Oyez. ILI Report - Western Shoshone Docket 326-K. A Report On Behalf of the Western Shoshone National Council Prepared by Steven Newcomb Director, Indigenous Law Institute (Eugene, Oregon) and Indigenous Law Research Coordinator, D-Q University at Sycuan The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (El Cajon, California) January 2003 Summary Information has recently come to light that raises a fundamental question with regard to the Indian Claims Commission Western Shoshone Docket 326-K.
Section 21 of the Indian Claims Commission Act (ICCA) required the Indian Claims Commission to promptly file a report with Congress when it completed a given case. Thus, the statutory basis for a Western Shoshone monetary distribution of Docket 326-K now stands challenged by the failure of the Indian Claims Commission to fulfill its obligations in the Western Shoshone case, as required by the very statute that brought the Commission into existence. Failure of the Indian Claims Commission to File a Report with Congress Sec. 21. Sec. 22. In U.S. v. Conclusion 1. 2. 11.06.14 North Dakota Tribal Consultation Effort Receives Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award. 08.21.14 Corps Needs to Take Steps to Identify All Projects and Studies Eligible for Deauthorization.
What GAO Found The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) backlog list of authorized water resources construction projects is incomplete because the agency does not track all authorized projects and the list does not include studies. Specifically, GAO found that the backlog does not include some projects that were authorized but were not appropriated funds. Corps headquarters officials said that the agency does not have a policy instructing its district offices to enter into their databases projects that are authorized but have not been appropriated funds and that it is up to the discretion of the district offices to do so. Corps officials also stated that the agency does not include studies on its backlog, nor does it have a policy instructing district offices to track studies.
Federal internal control standards state that agencies are to document internal controls in management directives, administrative policies, or operating manuals to help ensure consistent treatment. 04.10.1995 Excessing of Lands within Reservations at Lake Sakakawea & at Lake Oahe. 2014 report: Water quality conditions in the Missouri River mainstem system :: Technical Reports. 2014 report: Water quality conditions in the Missouri River mainstem system (pdf, large) 11.04.05 Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation, human remains, recommendations. 12.16.16 Notice of Inventory Completion: inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes [Federal Register]
Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege. 05.09.16 Procedures to Address Threatened and Endangered Species and Historic Properties, ONG Minor NSR FIP. New Pipeline Construction Issues: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Considers Allowing Incidental Takes Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act | Pipeline Law. NCAI | National Congress of American Indians. Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker Indian Claims Commission records | Manuscript Collection Descriptions | HBLL. Records of the Indian Claims Commission | National Archives. Indian Claims Commission Decisions. Indian laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies related to oil and gas surface operations.
Indigenous Law Institute. Indian Claims Commission Resources, Research by Topic, National Indian Law Library, Native American Rights Fund. Map of Judicially Established Indian Lands. Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans | USAGov. Indian Claims Insight - LibGuides at ProQuest.
TRIBAL INTERESTS: CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS. 07.16.14 IMPROVING THE TRUST SYSTEM: CONTINUING OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S LAND BUY-BACK PROGRAM. TRIBAL LAW & ORDER ACT. PICK-SLOAN. 06.25.14 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN INDIAN COUNTRY. THE TRIBAL LABOR SOVEREIGNTY ACT OF 2015. National Historic Preservation Act, thru 12.19.14.
Indian Claims Commission Act Of 1946 | ENRD | Department of Justice. PUBLIC LAW 105–143—DEC. 15, 1997 MICHIGAN INDIAN LAND CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT. S. Hrg. 113-510 - S. 1948 AND S. 2299. 07.30.14 WHEN CATASTROPHE STRIKES: RESPONSES TO NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDIAN COUNTRY. 04.22.15 TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION: PATHWAYS TO SAFER ROADS IN INDIAN COUNTRY. DOCKET: Emissions from Oil & Natural Gas Production in Indian Country. Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Indian Energy Development: Additional Actions by Federal Agencies Are Needed to Overcome Factors Hindering Development. Salazar Announces $395 Million Available to States and Tribes for Cleaning Up Abandoned Coal Mines. Government, Indigenous leaders agree on changes to Muskrat Falls project. Interior Department Releases 2016 Status Report for Land Buy-Back Program, Will Consult with Indian Country on Program Extension.
Indigenous Land Buy-Back Implementation Schedule. Indian Gaming: Regulation and Oversight by the Federal Government, States, and Tribes. Office of Natural Resources Revenue--Cooperative Agreements. Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order to Encourage Tribal Role in Managing Interior Lands with Native American Connections. 09.12.16 Standing Rock Dispute Presents Issues Unique to Indian Country | Pipeline Law. 10.09.14 AUTOMATIC DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE STATES OF COLORADO, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, AND WYOMING TO IMPLEMENT AND ENFORCE NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS; FRL-9917-49-REGION 9 (178846) 08.10.11 Forum on Traditional Cultural Landscapes summary.
Gov. Accountability Office: Managing Natural Resources. Risk Informed Land Use Planning Final Report of Recommended Practices November 2010.