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Indigenous Land Buy-Back Implementation Schedule About 243,000 landowners hold nearly three million fractional interests across Indian Country. The Buy-Back Program has identified 105 locations where land consolidation activities – such as planning, outreach, mapping, mineral evaluations, appraisals or acquisitions – have either already occurred or are expected to take place through the middle of 2021. The following schedule reflects the vast majority of the total landowners and fractionated land across Program-eligible locations, representing more than 96 percent of all landowners; and more than 98 percent of both purchasable fractional interests and equivalent acres: Because effective planning and coordination take many months, it is critical to begin the process to educate landowners, identify tribal priorities, and build cooperative working relationships. A Program representative will contact each Tribe as planning for implementation begins at each location.

New Pipeline Construction Issues: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Considers Allowing Incidental Takes Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Construction of new pipeline (especially gas) or other energy infrastructure often encounters issues arising from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA or Act). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or the Service) recently announced its intent to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to authorize incidental takes of birds under the MBTA. Handbook of Federal Indian Law Summary of the Handbook for the layman: The Indian & the Law--1 by Theodore H. Haas. United States Indian Service, 1949.(Tribal Relations Pamphlets, 2)The Indian & the Law--2 by Theodore H. ‘Dakota pipeline is about big money, not indigenous people rights’ — RT Op-Edge When it comes to the rights of people of color in the US, government officials often side with corporations and Wall Street, said Solomon Comissiong, founder of the Your World News’ Media Collective. The same is happening with North Dakota protests, he added. At least 141 Native Americans and other protesters were arrested in North Dakota in a clash with heavily armed US police officers. Demonstrators were camping on private grounds in an effort to halt the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Morton County Sheriff's Department said pepper spray and armored vehicles were used to scatter the protesters.

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.”[1] 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

Native American Resources Native American Resources Contents Tips for Searching | Bibliographies /Directories | Guides and Handbooks | Law / Civil Rights / Treaties / Federal programs | Congressional Publications |Statistical indexes, guides, etc. | Basic Statistics | Census Data | Declassified Federal Documents / Federal surveillance files | Special Collections | California Documents | Internet Resources | Databases The following describes certain basic resources for finding source materials on Native Americans in the UC Berkeley Libraries. Tips for Searching

The sacred land at the heart of Dakota pipeline fight For the Native Americans who gather in camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, this snake has a name. They call it the Dakota Access Pipeline. Corporate greed and the potential for an environmental disaster -- should the pipeline leak or break -- are two arguments against it. But the more complicated issue challenging Western sensibilities is about threats to sacred land. What's at stake, and what does it even mean to be sacred? The 'grandmother'

Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker Indian Claims Commission records Dates: 1950-1980 This collection contains legal documents from the law firm Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker, concerning cases filed through the Indian Claims Commission. Extent: 289 boxes (144.5 linear ft.) Creator: United States. Native American Resources Native American Resources Contents Tips for Searching | Bibliographies /Directories | Guides and Handbooks | Law / Civil Rights / Treaties / Federal programs | Congressional Publications |Statistical indexes, guides, etc. | Basic Statistics | Census Data | Declassified Federal Documents / Federal surveillance files | Special Collections | California Documents | Internet Resources | Databases

09.15.14 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $5.7 Million in TIGER Grants for Tribal Communities Demand Demonstrates Need for Greater Transportation Investment through GROW AMERICA Act WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation will provide more than $5 million for projects on Native American lands through the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2014 program. These grants are part of a total of approximately $600 million in TIGER grants announced today for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Indian Claims Insight - LibGuides at ProQuest "The Indian Claims Commission was created on August 13, 1946 (25 U.S.C. §70,et seq). Its purpose is to serve as a tribunal for the hearing and determination of claims against the United States arising prior to August 13, 1946 by any Indian tribe, band or other identifiable group of Indians living in the United States. In this it exercises jurisdiction formerly resting with the United States Court of Claims under the previous system of passing special jurisdictional acts by Congress for individual tribes. Under 28 U.S.C.A. ^1505 the Court of Claims has jurisdiction over claims arising after August 13,1946.

Tribal Court Decisions To search for Tribal Court or Appellate decisions, enter your search terms in the following text box and use the drop down list to select your search criteria (i.e.: Search ANY Word, Search ALL Words, and Search EXACT Phrase). You may also use our predefined search box to search Tribal Court opinions for specific, pre-selected words and phrases. The National Tribal Justice Resource Center also has an Online, Searchable Database of 1,717 Tribal court opinions. The largest collection of printed tribal court opinions is included in the Indian Law Reporter. Energy projects offer First Nations road out of poverty The recent protests in New Brunswick against proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has put a spotlight on the Elsipogtog (Elsi-book-took) First Nation, which has been extremely vocal in its opposition to proposed shale gas exploration. But however sincere these protests, they are ultimately misguided. The protesters fail to recognize the opportunities that could be available to the Elsipogtog First Nation from shale gas exploration and extraction. The unemployment rate among the Elsipogtog First Nation is 32 per cent, that in a a community of approximately 1,900 members with a median age of 25.

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