The criteria for acknowledgment as a federally recognized Indian tribe are delineated in paragraphs a through g of this section. The petitioner has been identified as an American Indian entity on a substantially continuous basis since Evidence that the group's character as an Indian entity has from time to time been denied will not be considered to be conclusive evidence that this criterion has not been met. Evidence to be relied upon in determining a group's Indian identity may include one or a combination of the following, as well as other evidence of identification.
CSKT Tribal Chairwoman Shelly Fyant said the transfer returned care of the bison to the people who had made it a mainstay of their culture, the Missoulian reported. Fish and Wildlife Service. The transfer was part of an omnibus spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Dec.
The federal government runs a large array of programs for the roughly 1 million American Indians who live on reservations. Since the s, the federal government has promoted Indian "self-determination," but tribes still receive federal subsidies and are burdened by layers of federal regulations. In addition, the government continues to oversee 55 million acres of land held in trust for Indians and tribes. Indians and the federal government have a long, complex, and often sordid relationship.