Monday, June 29, 2015

Breaking News: Interior Announces Final Fed Rec Process to Acknowledge Tribes

Reform of the regulatory process by which the Department of the Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes moved another step closer today with the release of a final rule.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn made the announcement regarding a process that will promote more transparency for a timely and consistent process, while being flexible enough to account for the unique histories of tribal communities, while maintaining the integrity of criteria in place for nearly 40 years.


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