Notwithstanding the provision of section 3727 of title 31, the Secretary is authorized to recognize validly executed assignments made by Regional Corporations of their rights to receive payments from the Alaska Native Fund. Such assignments shall only be recognized to the extent that the Regional Corporation involved is not required to distribute funds pursuant to subsection (j) or (m) of section 1606 of this title.
43 U.S. Code § 1628. Assignments by Regional Corporations of rights to receive payments from Fund
(a) Recognition by Secretary; scope of recognition
(b) Nonrecognition by Secretary
(c) Claims against Secretary by stockholders of Regional or Village Corporation for recognition of assignment