What terms do I need to know?
Act means the Reindeer Act of September 1, 1937 (50 Stat. 900; 25 U.S.C. 500
et seq. ), as amended.
Alaska Native means Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts inhabiting Alaska at the time of the Treaty of Cession of Alaska to the United States and their descendants currently living in Alaska.
Alaskan reindeer means:
All reindeer descended from those present in Alaska at the time of passage of the Act; and
Any caribou introduced into animal husbandry or that has joined a reindeer herd.
BIA means the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the United States Department of the Interior.
Designee means the person assigned by the Alaska Regional Director to administer the reindeer program.
Imported reindeer means reindeer brought into Alaska from any region outside of Alaska since passage of the Act.
Native reindeer organization means any corporation, association, or other organization, whether incorporated or not, composed solely of Alaska Natives, for the purpose of engaging in or promoting the reindeer industry.
Non-Native means a person who is not an Alaska Native.
Regional Director means the officer in charge of the Alaska Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Reindeer products mean the meat, hide, antlers, or any other products derived from reindeer.
Transfer means the conveyance of ownership of reindeer or reindeer products, or any interest in them or interest in an Alaska Native reindeer organization, by any method.
We, us and our mean the Regional Director or the Director's designee.