CHEROKEE, CHOCTAW, AND CHICKASAW NATIONS CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
PUEBLO DE SAN ILDEFONSO CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ASSISTANCE
TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES GRANT PROGRAM
TRIBALLY CONTROLLED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
TRIBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRIBALLY CONTROLLED POSTSECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS
INDIAN CHILD WELFARE
CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS
INDIAN CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
RECORDKEEPING, INFORMATION AVAILABILITY, AND TIMETABLES
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS PROGRAMS
DEVELOPMENT OF TRIBAL MINERAL RESOURCES
INDIAN LAND CONSOLIDATION
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT
INDIAN ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
COORDINATION OF RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
INDIAN YOUTH PROGRAMS
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND JUDICIAL SERVICES
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS LAW ENFORCEMENT
INDIAN ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION
TRIBALLY CONTROLLED SCHOOL GRANTS
INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES FOR THE EDUCATION OF INDIAN CHILDREN
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN CHILDREN
SPECIAL PROGRAMS RELATING TO ADULT EDUCATION FOR INDIANS
INDIAN GAMING REGULATION
INDIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM
NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES
NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION
CULTURAL AND HERITAGE COOPERATION AUTHORITY
NATIONAL INDIAN FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
INDIAN CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION
INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
HIGHER EDUCATION TRIBAL GRANT AUTHORIZATION
CRITICAL NEEDS FOR TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT
TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ASSISTANCE REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM
AMERICAN INDIAN POST-SECONDARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP
AMERICAN INDIAN TEACHER TRAINING
INDIAN EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND RELATED SERVICES
INDIAN TRIBAL JUSTICE SUPPORT
TRIBAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS
INDIAN TRIBAL JUSTICE TECHNICAL AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE
TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS
INDIAN TRIBAL COURTS
AMERICAN INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
RANGELAND AND FARMLAND ENHANCEMENT
EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT
INDIAN DAMS SAFETY
INDIAN LANDS OPEN DUMP CLEANUP
AMERICAN INDIAN TRUST FUND MANAGEMENT REFORM
RECOGNITION OF TRUST RESPONSIBILITY
INDIAN TRUST FUND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
SPECIAL TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN INDIANS
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND SELF-DETERMINATION
BLOCK GRANTS AND GRANT REQUIREMENTS
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACTIVITIES
General Block Grant Program
Self-Determined Housing Activities for Tribal Communities
ALLOCATION OF GRANT AMOUNTS
COMPLIANCE, AUDITS, AND REPORTS
TERMINATION OF ASSISTANCE FOR INDIAN TRIBES UNDER INCORPORATED PROGRAMS
FEDERAL GUARANTEES FOR FINANCING FOR TRIBAL HOUSING ACTIVITIES
OTHER HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS
NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION, AND TOURISM
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
There shall be in the Department of the Interior a Commissioner of Indian Affairs, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Delegation of powers and duties by Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs
For the purpose of facilitating and simplifying the administration of the laws governing Indian affairs, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to delegate, from time to time, and to the extent and under such regulations as he deems proper, his powers and duties under said laws to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, insofar as such powers and duties relate to action in individual cases arising under general regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to law. Subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary, the Commissioner is authorized to delegate, in like manner, any powers and duties so delegated to him by the Secretary, or vested in him by law, to the assistant commissioners, or the officer in charge of any branch, division, office, or agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, insofar as such powers and duties relate to action in individual cases arising under general regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior or the Commissioner of Indian Affairs pursuant to law. Such delegated powers shall be exercised subject to appeal to the Secretary, under regulations to be prescribed by him, or, as from time to time determined by him, to the Deputy Secretary or to an Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior, or to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The Secretary or the Commissioner, as the case may be, may at any time revoke the whole or any part of a delegation made pursuant to this section, but no such revocation shall be given retroactive effect. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to abrogate or curtail any authority to make delegations conferred by any other provision of law, nor shall anything in this section be deemed to convey authority to delegate any power to issue regulations.
Duties of Commissioner
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and agreeably to such regulations as the President may prescribe, have the management of all Indian affairs and of all matters arising out of Indian relations.
Assistant or deputy commissioners; appointment; powers and duties
Assistant or deputy commissioners of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in the Department of the Interior, shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, subject to the civil-service laws and chapter
51 and subchapter
III of chapter
53 of title
5. Appointments to these positions shall be considered as made under the authority of section
3101 of title
5. Assistant and deputy commissioners so appointed shall be authorized to sign such letters, papers, and documents and to perform such other duties as may be directed by the commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Secretary may designate for the Bureau of Indian Affairs an assistant or deputy commissioner, who shall be authorized to perform the duties of the commissioner in case of the death, resignation, absence, or sickness of the commissioner.
Compilation of statutes regulating duties of Indian agents and inspectors
It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to cause to be compiled and printed for the use of Indian agents and inspectors the provisions of the statutes regulating the performance of their respective duties, and also to furnish said officers from time to time information of new enactments upon the same subject.
Defective record of deeds and papers legalized
The recording of all deeds and papers prior to July 26, 1892, in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs is confirmed, approved, and legalized; and said record theretofore made shall be deemed, taken, and held to be good and valid and shall have all the force and effect and be entitled to the same credit as if it had been made in pursuance of and in conformity to law. But shall have no effect whatever upon the validity or invalidity of the deed or paper so recorded, and shall be no evidence of constructive notice to any persons not actually knowing the contents.
Record of deeds by Indians requiring approval
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is hereby empowered and directed to continue to make and keep a record of every deed executed by any Indian, his heirs, representatives, or assigns, which may require the approval of the President of the United States or of the Secretary of the Interior, whenever such approval shall have been given, and the deed so approved returned to said office.
Seal; authenticated and certified documents; evidence
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall cause a seal to be made and provided for the said office, with such device as the President of the United States shall approve, and copies of any public documents, records, books, maps, or papers belonging to or on the files of said office, authenticated by the seal and certified by the Commissioner thereof, or by such officer as may, for the time being, be acting as or for such Commissioner, shall be evidence equally with the originals thereof.
Fees for furnishing certified copies of records
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall have the custody of said seal, and shall furnish certified copies of any such records, books, maps, or papers belonging to or on the files of said office, to any person applying therefor who shall comply with the requirements of said office, upon the payment by such parties at the rate of 10 cents per hundred words, and $1 for copies of maps or plats, and the additional sum of 25 cents for the Commissioner's certificate of verification, with the seal of said office; and one of the employees of said office shall be designated by the Commissioner as the receiving clerk, and the amounts so received shall, under the direction of the Commissioner, be paid into the Treasury of the United States; but fees shall not be demanded for such authenticated copies as may be required by the officers of any branch of the Government or by any Indian who shall satisfy the Commissioner by satisfactory legal evidence that he or she is not able, by reason of poverty, to pay such fees, nor for such unverified copies as the Commissioner in his discretion may deem proper to furnish.
Accounts for claims and disbursements
All accounts and vouchers for claims and disbursements connected with Indian affairs shall be transmitted to the Commissioner for administrative examination, and by him passed to the Government Accountability Office for settlement.
Regulations by President
The President may prescribe such regulations as he may think fit for carrying into effect the various provisions of any act relating to Indian affairs, and for the settlement of the accounts of Indian affairs.
Employee to sign letters
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, may designate an employee of the Indian Office to sign letters of that office requiring the signature of the commissioner or assistant commissioner, and all signatures of such employee while acting under such designation shall have the same force and effect as if made by said commissioner or assistant commissioner.
Employee or employees to sign approval of tribal deeds
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to designate an employee or employees of the Department of the Interior to sign, under the direction of the Secretary, in his name and for him, his approval of tribal deeds to allottees, to purchasers of town lots, to purchasers of unallotted lands, to persons, corporations, or organizations for lands reserved to them under the law for their use and benefit, and to any tribal deeds made and executed according to law for any of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma.
Agent to negotiate commutation of annuities
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs is authorized to send a special Indian Agent, or other representative of his office, to visit any Indian tribe for the purpose of negotiating and entering into a written agreement with such tribe for the commutation of the perpetual annuities due under treaty stipulations, to be subject to the approval of Congress; and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall transmit to Congress said agreements with such recommendations as he may deem proper.