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25 USC CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT,

TRADE PROMOTION, AND TOURISM 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec.

4301. Findings; purposes.

(a) Findings.

(b) Purposes.

4302. Definitions.

4303. Office of Native American Business Development.

(a) In general.

(b) Duties of the Secretary.

4304. Native American trade and export promotion.

(a) In general.

(b) Coordination of Federal programs and services.

(c) Activities.

(d) Technical assistance.

(e) Priorities.

4305. Intertribal tourism demonstration projects.

(a) Program to conduct tourism projects.

(b) Assistance.

(c) Infrastructure development.

4306. Report to Congress.

(a) In general.

(b) Contents of report.

4307. Authorization of appropriations.

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25 USC Sec. 4301 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec. 4301. Findings; purposes

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(a) Findings

Congress finds that -

(1) clause 3 of section 8 of article I of the United States

Constitution recognizes the special relationship between the

United States and Indian tribes;

(2) beginning in 1970, with the inauguration by the Nixon

Administration of the Indian self-determination era, each

President has reaffirmed the special government-to-government

relationship between Indian tribes and the United States;

(3) in 1994, President Clinton issued an Executive memorandum

to the heads of departments and agencies that obligated all

Federal departments and agencies, particularly those that have an

impact on economic development, to evaluate the potential impacts

of their actions on Indian tribes;

(4) consistent with the principles of inherent tribal

sovereignty and the special relationship between Indian tribes

and the United States, Indian tribes retain the right to enter

into contracts and agreements to trade freely, and seek

enforcement of treaty and trade rights;

(5) Congress has carried out the responsibility of the United

States for the protection and preservation of Indian tribes and

the resources of Indian tribes through the endorsement of

treaties, and the enactment of other laws, including laws that

provide for the exercise of administrative authorities;

(6) the United States has an obligation to guard and preserve

the sovereignty of Indian tribes in order to foster strong tribal

governments, Indian self-determination, and economic

self-sufficiency among Indian tribes;

(7) the capacity of Indian tribes to build strong tribal

governments and vigorous economies is hindered by the inability

of Indian tribes to engage communities that surround Indian lands

and outside investors in economic activities on Indian lands;

(8) despite the availability of abundant natural resources on

Indian lands and a rich cultural legacy that accords great value

to self-determination, self-reliance, and independence, Native

Americans suffer higher rates of unemployment, poverty, poor

health, substandard housing, and associated social ills than

those of any other group in the United States;

(9) the United States has an obligation to assist Indian tribes

with the creation of appropriate economic and political

conditions with respect to Indian lands to -

(A) encourage investment from outside sources that do not

originate with the tribes; and

(B) facilitate economic ventures with outside entities that

are not tribal entities;

(10) the economic success and material well-being of Native

American communities depends on the combined efforts of the

Federal Government, tribal governments, the private sector, and

individuals;

(11) the lack of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities

in the communities referred to in paragraph (7) has resulted in a

multigenerational dependence on Federal assistance that is -

(A) insufficient to address the magnitude of needs; and

(B) unreliable in availability; and

(12) the twin goals of economic self-sufficiency and political

self-determination for Native Americans can best be served by

making available to address the challenges faced by those groups

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(A) the resources of the private market;

(B) adequate capital; and

(C) technical expertise.

(b) Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are as follows:

(1) To revitalize economically and physically distressed Native

American economies by -

(A) encouraging the formation of new businesses by eligible

entities, and the expansion of existing businesses; and

(B) facilitating the movement of goods to and from Indian

lands and the provision of services by Indians.

(2) To promote private investment in the economies of Indian

tribes and to encourage the sustainable development of resources

of Indian tribes and Indian-owned businesses.

(3) To promote the long-range sustained growth of the economies

of Indian tribes.

(4) To raise incomes of Indians in order to reduce the number

of Indians at poverty levels and provide the means for achieving

a higher standard of living on Indian reservations.

(5) To encourage intertribal, regional, and international trade

and business development in order to assist in increasing

productivity and the standard of living of members of Indian

tribes and improving the economic self-sufficiency of the

governing bodies of Indian tribes.

(6) To promote economic self-sufficiency and political

self-determination for Indian tribes and members of Indian

tribes.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 2, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2012.)

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SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 1, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2012, provided

that: "This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Native

American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of

2000'."

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE STUDY

Pub. L. 106-568, title IV, Sec. 421, Dec. 27, 2000, 114 Stat.

2906, provided that:

"(a) In General. - The Comptroller General shall conduct a study

and make findings and recommendations with respect to -

"(1) Federal programs designed to assist Indian tribes and

tribal members with economic development, job creation,

entrepreneurship, and business development;

"(2) the extent of use of the programs;

"(3) how effectively such programs accomplish their mission;

and

"(4) ways in which the Federal Government could best provide

economic development, job creation, entrepreneurship, and

business development for Indian tribes and tribal members.

"(b) Report. - The Comptroller General shall submit a report to

Congress on the study, findings, and recommendations required by

subsection (a) not later than 1 year after the date of the

enactment of this Act [Dec. 27, 2000]."

INDIAN TRIBAL REGULATORY REFORM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Pub. L. 106-447, Nov. 6, 2000, 114 Stat. 1934, provided that:

"SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

"This Act may be cited as the 'Indian Tribal Regulatory Reform

and Business Development Act of 2000'.

"SEC. 2. FINDINGS; PURPOSES.

"(a) Findings. - Congress finds that -

"(1) despite the availability of abundant natural resources on

Indian lands and a rich cultural legacy that accords great value

to self-determination, self-reliance, and independence, Native

Americans suffer rates of unemployment, poverty, poor health,

substandard housing, and associated social ills which are greater

than the rates for any other group in the United States;

"(2) the capacity of Indian tribes to build strong Indian

tribal governments and vigorous economies is hindered by the

inability of Indian tribes to engage communities that surround

Indian lands and outside investors in economic activities

conducted on Indian lands;

"(3) beginning in 1970, with the issuance by the Nixon

Administration of a special message to Congress on Indian

Affairs, each President has reaffirmed the special

government-to-government relationship between Indian tribes and

the United States; and

"(4) the United States has an obligation to assist Indian

tribes with the creation of appropriate economic and political

conditions with respect to Indian lands to -

"(A) encourage investment from outside sources that do not

originate with the Indian tribes; and

"(B) facilitate economic development on Indian lands.

"(b) Purposes. - The purposes of this Act are as follows:

"(1) To provide for a comprehensive review of the laws

(including regulations) that affect investment and business

decisions concerning activities conducted on Indian lands.

"(2) To determine the extent to which those laws unnecessarily

or inappropriately impair -

"(A) investment and business development on Indian lands; or

"(B) the financial stability and management efficiency of

Indian tribal governments.

"(3) To establish an authority to conduct the review under

paragraph (1) and report findings and recommendations that result

from the review to Congress and the President.

"SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

"In this Act:

"(1) Authority. - The term 'Authority' means the Regulatory

Reform and Business Development on Indian Lands Authority.

"(2) Federal agency. - The term 'Federal agency' means an

agency, as that term is defined in section 551(1) of title 5,

United States Code.

"(3) Indian. - The term 'Indian' has the meaning given that

term in section 4(d) of the Indian Self-Determination and

Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(d)).

"(4) Indian lands. -

"(A) In general. - The term 'Indian lands' includes lands

under the definition of -

"(i) the term 'Indian country' under section 1151 of title

18, United States Code; or

"(ii) the term 'reservation' under -

"(I) section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25

U.S.C. 1452(d)); or

"(II) section 4(10) of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

(25 U.S.C. 1903(10)).

"(B) Former indian reservations in oklahoma. - For purposes

of applying section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974

(25 U.S.C. 1452(d)) under subparagraph (A)(ii), the term

'former Indian reservations in Oklahoma' shall be construed to

include lands that are -

"(i) within the jurisdictional areas of an Oklahoma Indian

tribe (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); and

"(ii) recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as

eligible for trust land status under part 151 of title 25,

Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of

enactment of this Act [Nov. 6, 2000]).

"(5) Indian tribe. - The term 'Indian tribe' has the meaning

given that term in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-Determination

and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(e)).

"(6) Secretary. - The term 'Secretary' means the Secretary of

Commerce.

"(7) Tribal organization. - The term 'tribal organization' has

the meaning given that term in section 4(l) of the Indian

Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C.

450b(l)).

"SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORITY.

"(a) Establishment. -

"(1) In general. - Not later than 60 days after the date of

enactment of this Act [Nov. 6, 2000], the Secretary, in

consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and other

officials whom the Secretary determines to be appropriate, shall

establish an authority to be known as the Regulatory Reform and

Business Development on Indian Lands Authority.

"(2) Purpose. - The Secretary shall establish the Authority

under this subsection in order to facilitate the identification

and subsequent removal of obstacles to investment, business

development, and the creation of wealth with respect to the

economies of Native American communities.

"(b) Membership. -

"(1) In general. - The Authority established under this section

shall be composed of 21 members.

"(2) Representatives of indian tribes. - 12 members of the

Authority shall be representatives of the Indian tribes from the

areas of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Each such area shall be

represented by such a representative.

"(3) Representatives of the private sector. - No fewer than 4

members of the Authority shall be representatives of

nongovernmental economic activities carried out by private

enterprises in the private sector.

"(c) Initial Meeting. - Not later than 90 days after the date of

enactment of this Act [Nov. 6, 2000], the Authority shall hold its

initial meeting.

"(d) Review. - Beginning on the date of the initial meeting under

subsection (c), the Authority shall conduct a review of laws

(including regulations) relating to investment, business, and

economic development that affect investment and business decisions

concerning activities conducted on Indian lands.

"(e) Meetings. - The Authority shall meet at the call of the

chairperson.

"(f) Quorum. - A majority of the members of the Authority shall

constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may hold

hearings.

"(g) Chairperson. - The Authority shall select a chairperson from

among its members.

"SEC. 5. REPORT.

"Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act

[Nov. 6, 2000], the Authority shall prepare and submit to the

Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on

Resources of the House of Representatives, and to the governing

body of each Indian tribe a report that includes -

"(1) the findings of the Authority concerning the review

conducted under section 4(d); and

"(2) such recommendations concerning the proposed revisions to

the laws that were subject to review as the Authority determines

to be appropriate.

"SEC. 6. POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY.

"(a) Hearings. - The Authority may hold such hearings, sit and

act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such

evidence as the Authority considers advisable to carry out the

duties of the Authority.

"(b) Information From Federal Agencies. - The Authority may

secure directly from any Federal department or agency such

information as the Authority considers necessary to carry out the

duties of the Authority.

"(c) Postal Services. - The Authority may use the United States

mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other

departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

"(d) Gifts. - The Authority may accept, use, and dispose of gifts

or donations of services or property.

"SEC. 7. AUTHORITY PERSONNEL MATTERS.

"(a) Compensation of Members. -

"(1) Non-federal members. - Members of the Authority who are

not officers or employees of the Federal Government shall serve

without compensation, except for travel expenses as provided

under subsection (b).

"(2) Officers and employees of the federal government. -

Members of the Authority who are officers or employees of the

United States shall serve without compensation in addition to

that received for their services as officers or employees of the

United States.

"(b) Travel Expenses. - The members of the Authority shall be

allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence,

at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of

chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their

homes or regular places of business in the performance of services

for the Authority.

"(c) Staff. -

"(1) In general. - The chairperson of the Authority may,

without regard to the civil service laws, appoint and terminate

such personnel as may be necessary to enable the Authority to

perform its duties.

"(2) Procurement of temporary and intermittent services. - The

chairperson of the Authority may procure temporary and

intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United

States Code, at rates for individuals that do not exceed the

daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed under

GS-13 of the General Schedule established under section 5332 of

title 5, United States Code.

"SEC. 8. TERMINATION OF THE AUTHORITY.

"The Authority shall terminate 90 days after the date on which

the Authority has submitted a copy of the report prepared under

section 5 to the committees of Congress specified in section 5 and

to the governing body of each Indian tribe.

"SEC. 9. EXEMPTION FROM FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.

"The activities of the Authority conducted under this Act shall

be exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

"SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

"There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are

necessary to carry out this Act, to remain available until

expended."

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25 USC Sec. 4302 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

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Sec. 4302. Definitions

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In this chapter:

(1) Eligible entity

The term "eligible entity" means an Indian tribe or tribal

organization, an Indian arts and crafts organization, as that

term is defined in section 305a of this title, a tribal

enterprise, a tribal marketing cooperative (as that term is

defined by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of

the Interior), or any other Indian-owned business.

(2) Indian

The term "Indian" has the meaning given that term in section

450b(d) of this title.

(3) Indian goods and services

The term "Indian goods and services" means -

(A) Indian goods, within the meaning of section 305a of this

title;

(B) goods produced or originated by an eligible entity; and

(C) services provided by eligible entities.

(4) Indian lands

(A) In general

The term "Indian lands" includes lands under the definition

of -

(i) the term "Indian country" under section 1151 of title

18; or

(ii) the term "reservation" under -

(I) section 1452(d) of this title; or

(II) section 1903(10) of this title.

(B) Former Indian reservations in Oklahoma

For purposes of applying section 1452(d) of this title under

subparagraph (A)(ii), the term "former Indian reservations in

Oklahoma" shall be construed to include lands that are -

(i) within the jurisdictional areas of an Oklahoma Indian

tribe (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); and

(ii) recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as

eligible for trust land status under part 151 of title 25,

Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on November 7,

2000).

(5) Indian-owned business

The term "Indian-owned business" means an entity organized for

the conduct of trade or commerce with respect to which at least

50 percent of the property interests of the entity are owned by

Indians or Indian tribes (or a combination thereof).

(6) Indian tribe

The term "Indian tribe" has the meaning given that term in

section 450b(e) of this title.

(7) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Commerce.

(8) Tribal enterprise

The term "tribal enterprise" means a commercial activity or

business managed or controlled by an Indian tribe.

(9) Tribal organization

The term "tribal organization" has the meaning given that term

in section 450b(l) of this title.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 3, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2013.)

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25 USC Sec. 4303 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec. 4303. Office of Native American Business Development

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(a) In general

(1) Establishment

There is established within the Department of Commerce an

office known as the Office of Native American Business

Development (referred to in this chapter as the "Office").

(2) Director

The Office shall be headed by a Director, appointed by the

Secretary, whose title shall be the Director of Native American

Business Development (referred to in this chapter as the

"Director"). The Director shall be compensated at a rate not to

exceed level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of

title 5.

(b) Duties of the Secretary

(1) In general

The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall ensure the

coordination of Federal programs that provide assistance,

including financial and technical assistance, to eligible

entities for increased business, the expansion of trade by

eligible entities, and economic development on Indian lands.

(2) Interagency coordination

The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall coordinate

Federal programs relating to Indian economic development,

including any such program of the Department of the Interior, the

Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor, or any

other Federal agency charged with Indian economic development

responsibilities.

(3) Activities

In carrying out the duties described in paragraph (1), the

Secretary, acting through the Director, shall ensure the

coordination of, or, as appropriate, carry out -

(A) Federal programs designed to provide legal, accounting,

or financial assistance to eligible entities;

(B) market surveys;

(C) the development of promotional materials;

(D) the financing of business development seminars;

(E) the facilitation of marketing;

(F) the participation of appropriate Federal agencies or

eligible entities in trade fairs;

(G) any activity that is not described in subparagraphs (A)

through (F) that is related to the development of appropriate

markets; and

(H) any other activity that the Secretary, in consultation

with the Director, determines to be appropriate to carry out

this section.

(4) Assistance

In conjunction with the activities described in paragraph (3),

the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall provide -

(A) financial assistance, technical assistance, and

administrative services to eligible entities to assist those

entities with -

(i) identifying and taking advantage of business

development opportunities; and

(ii) compliance with appropriate laws and regulatory

practices; and

(B) such other assistance as the Secretary, in consultation

with the Director, determines to be necessary for the

development of business opportunities for eligible entities to

enhance the economies of Indian tribes.

(5) Priorities

In carrying out the duties and activities described in

paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary, acting through the

Director, shall give priority to activities that -

(A) provide the greatest degree of economic benefits to

Indians; and

(B) foster long-term stable economies of Indian tribes.

(6) Prohibition

The Secretary may not provide under this section assistance for

any activity related to the operation of a gaming activity on

Indian lands pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act [25

U.S.C. 2701 et seq.].

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 4, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2015.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(6),

is Pub. L. 100-497, Oct. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 2467, as amended,

which is classified principally to chapter 29 (Sec. 2701 et seq.)

of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code,

see Short Title note set out under section 2701 of this title and

Tables.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4306 of this title.

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25 USC Sec. 4304 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

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Sec. 4304. Native American trade and export promotion

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(a) In general

The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall carry out a

Native American export and trade promotion program (referred to in

this section as the "program").

(b) Coordination of Federal programs and services

In carrying out the program, the Secretary, acting through the

Director, and in cooperation with the heads of appropriate Federal

agencies, shall ensure the coordination of Federal programs and

services designed to -

(1) develop the economies of Indian tribes; and

(2) stimulate the demand for Indian goods and services that are

available from eligible entities.

(c) Activities

In carrying out the duties described in subsection (b) of this

section, the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall ensure

the coordination of, or, as appropriate, carry out -

(1) Federal programs designed to provide technical or financial

assistance to eligible entities;

(2) the development of promotional materials;

(3) the financing of appropriate trade missions;

(4) the marketing of Indian goods and services;

(5) the participation of appropriate Federal agencies or

eligible entities in international trade fairs; and

(6) any other activity related to the development of markets

for Indian goods and services.

(d) Technical assistance

In conjunction with the activities described in subsection (c) of

this section, the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall

provide technical assistance and administrative services to

eligible entities to assist those entities with -

(1) the identification of appropriate markets for Indian goods

and services;

(2) entering the markets referred to in paragraph (1);

(3) compliance with foreign or domestic laws and practices with

respect to financial institutions with respect to the export and

import of Indian goods and services; and

(4) entering into financial arrangements to provide for the

export and import of Indian goods and services.

(e) Priorities

In carrying out the duties and activities described in

subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the Secretary, acting

through the Director, shall give priority to activities that -

(1) provide the greatest degree of economic benefits to

Indians; and

(2) foster long-term stable international markets for Indian

goods and services.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 5, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2016.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4306 of this title.

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25 USC Sec. 4305 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec. 4305. Intertribal tourism demonstration projects

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(a) Program to conduct tourism projects

(1) In general

The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall conduct a

Native American tourism program to facilitate the development and

conduct of tourism demonstration projects by Indian tribes, on a

tribal, intertribal, or regional basis.

(2) Demonstration projects

(A) In general

Under the program established under this section, in order to

assist in the development and promotion of tourism on and in

the vicinity of Indian lands, the Secretary, acting through the

Director, shall, in coordination with the Under Secretary of

Agriculture for Rural Development, assist eligible entities in

the planning, development, and implementation of tourism

development demonstration projects that meet the criteria

described in subparagraph (B).

(B) Projects described

In selecting tourism development demonstration projects under

this section, the Secretary, acting through the Director, shall

select projects that have the potential to increase travel and

tourism revenues by attracting visitors to Indian lands and

lands in the vicinity of Indian lands, including projects that

provide for -

(i) the development and distribution of educational and

promotional materials pertaining to attractions located on

and near Indian lands;

(ii) the development of educational resources to assist in

private and public tourism development on and in the vicinity

of Indian lands; and

(iii) the coordination of tourism-related joint ventures

and cooperative efforts between eligible entities and

appropriate State and local governments that have

jurisdiction over areas in the vicinity of Indian lands.

(3) Grants

To carry out the program under this section, the Secretary,

acting through the Director, may award grants or enter into other

appropriate arrangements with Indian tribes, tribal

organizations, intertribal consortia, or other tribal entities

that the Secretary, in consultation with the Director, determines

to be appropriate.

(4) Locations

In providing for tourism development demonstration projects

under the program under this section, the Secretary, acting

through the Director, shall provide for a demonstration project

to be conducted -

(A) for Indians of the Four Corners area located in the area

adjacent to the border between Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New

Mexico;

(B) for Indians of the northwestern area that is commonly

known as the Great Northwest (as determined by the Secretary);

(C) for the Oklahoma Indians in Oklahoma;

(D) for the Indians of the Great Plains area (as determined

by the Secretary); and

(E) for Alaska Natives in Alaska.

(b) Assistance

The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall provide

financial assistance, technical assistance, and administrative

services to participants that the Secretary, acting through the

Director, selects to carry out a tourism development project under

this section, with respect to -

(1) feasibility studies conducted as part of that project;

(2) market analyses;

(3) participation in tourism and trade missions; and

(4) any other activity that the Secretary, in consultation with

the Director, determines to be appropriate to carry out this

section.

(c) Infrastructure development

The demonstration projects conducted under this section shall

include provisions to facilitate the development and financing of

infrastructure, including the development of Indian reservation

roads in a manner consistent with title 23.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 6, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2016.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4306 of this title.

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25 USC Sec. 4306 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec. 4306. Report to Congress

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(a) In general

Not later than 1 year after November 7, 2000, and annually

thereafter, the Secretary, in consultation with the Director, shall

prepare and submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate

and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives a

report on the operation of the Office.

(b) Contents of report

Each report prepared under subsection (a) of this section shall

include -

(1) for the period covered by the report, a summary of the

activities conducted by the Secretary, acting through the

Director, in carrying out sections 4303 through 4305 of this

title; and

(2) any recommendations for legislation that the Secretary, in

consultation with the Director, determines to be necessary to

carry out sections 4303 through 4305 of this title.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 7, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2018.)

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25 USC Sec. 4307 01/06/03

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TITLE 25 - INDIANS

CHAPTER 44 - NATIVE AMERICAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRADE PROMOTION,

AND TOURISM

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Sec. 4307. Authorization of appropriations

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There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are

necessary to carry out this chapter, to remain available until

expended.

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(Pub. L. 106-464, Sec. 8, Nov. 7, 2000, 114 Stat. 2018.)

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