The Devils Lake Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, and the Sisseton and Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, shall bring current their membership rolls of October 25, 1972. The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana, shall prepare rolls of their members who are lineal descendants of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Mississippi Sioux Tribe, who were born on or prior to and are living on October 25, 1972, and who are entitled to enrollment on their respective membership rolls in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the tribe or group involved, using available records and rolls at the local agency and area offices, and any other available records and rolls. Applications for enrollment must be filed with each group named in this section and such rolls shall be subject to approval of the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary’s determination on all applications for enrollment shall be final.
(b) Roll of lineal descendants; applications
Subject to the Mississippi Sioux Tribes Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 1998 [25 U.S.C. 1300d–21 et seq.], the Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a roll of the lineal descendants of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Mississippi Sioux Tribe who were born on or prior to and are living on October 25, 1972, whose names or the name of a lineal ancestor appears on any available records and rolls acceptable to the Secretary, and who are not members of any of the organized groups listed in subsection (a) of this section. Applications for enrollment must be filed with the Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Secretary’s determination on all applications for enrollment shall be final.
The Mississippi Sioux Tribes Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 1998, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 105–387, Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3471, which is classified principally to part B (§ 1300d–21 et seq.) of this subchapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1300d of this title and Tables.
1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–387substituted “Subject to the Mississippi Sioux Tribes Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 1998, the Secretary” for “The Secretary”.
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