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Title 25Chapter ISubchapter FPart 83Subpart C → §83.43


Title 25: Indians
PART 83—PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF INDIAN TRIBES
Subpart C—Process for Federal Acknowledgment


§83.43   How will the Assistant Secretary make the determination decision?

(a) AS-IA will issue a final determination granting acknowledgment as a federally recognized Indian tribe when AS-IA finds that the petitioner meets the Governing Document (§83.11(d)), Descent (§83.11(e)), Unique Membership (§83.11(f)), and Congressional Termination (§83.11(g)) Criteria and:

(1) Demonstrates previous Federal acknowledgment under §83.12(a) and meets the criteria in §83.12(b); or

(2) Meets the Indian Entity Identification (§83.11(a)), Community (§83.11(b)) and Political Authority (§83.11(c)) Criteria.

(b) AS-IA will issue a final determination declining acknowledgement as a federally recognized Indian tribe when he/she finds that the petitioner:

(1) In Phase I, does not meet the Governing Document (§83.11(d)), Descent (§83.11(e)), Unique Membership (§83.11(f)), or Congressional Termination (§83.11(g)) Criteria: or

(2) In Phase II, does not:

(i) Demonstrate previous Federal acknowledgment under §83.12(a) and meet the criteria in §83.12(b); or

(ii) Meet the Indian Entity Identification (§83.11(a)), Community (§83.11(b)) and Political Authority (§83.11(c)) Criteria.

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