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List of Allottees or Heirs Determined To Receive Monetary Compensation Under the White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985, as Amended

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to Section 8(c) of the White Earth Land Settlement Act of 1985 (the Act), Public Law 99-264 (100 Stat. 61), as amended this notice lists individuals whose whereabouts are unknown. Therefore as described in the Act undeliverable monetary compensation payments which have been determined to fall within the scope of sections 4(a), 4(b), or 5(c) of the Act are being published.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patricia L. Olby, Superintendent, Minnesota Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 522 Minnesota Ave., Bemidji, Minnesota 56601, Telephone (218) 751-2011.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985, Public Law 99-264 (100 Stat. 61) as amended by Public Law 100-153 (101 Stat. 886), Public Law 100-212 (101 Stat. 1433), and Public Law 101-301 (104 Stat. 210), provides for alternative methods of resolving disputes relative to the title to certain allotments for which trust patents were issued to White Earth Chippewa Indians. Section 4(a) and 4(b) of the Act define circumstances by which the title to an allotment may have been taken or transferred through questionable means during the trust period. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) Identify the allotments or interest therein which were taken or transferred under identified circumstances, (2) determine the individuals entitled to compensation pursuant to the Act, and (3) ascertain the amount of compensation to which each such individual is entitled.

In addition, section 5(c) of the Act provides that the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians shall be compensated for allotments which were granted to individuals who had died prior to the selection dates of their respective allotments.

Under Section 8(a) of the Act, the compensation for the taking or transfer of an allotment or interest is to be based on the fair market value of the allotment or interest therein as of the date of such taking or transfer, less any consideration actually received at the time. The compensation to be paid under the Act shall include interest compounded annually at 5 percent from the date of the questionable taking or transfer, until March 24, 1986, and at the general rate of interest earned by Department of the Interior funds thereafter. The Secretary is authorized to issue written notices of compensation determination for the allottees or heirs entitled thereto. Such notice shall describe the basis for the Secretary's determination, the process whereby such compensation was determined, the method of payment, Start Printed Page 10632and the applicable time limits for judicial review of the determination. Any individual who has already elected to file suit in the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota to seek the recovery of title to an allotment or interest therein, or damages, is barred under section 6(c) from receiving any compensation under the Act.

The Secretary shall give written notice only to those allottees or heirs whose addresses can be ascertained by reasonable and diligent efforts; otherwise such notice shall be given by publication in the Federal Register.

The Secretary's administrative determination of the appropriate amount of compensation computed pursuant to the provisions of the Act may be judicially reviewed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act not later than one hundred and eighty days after the issuance of notice as aforesaid; after such time the Secretary's determination shall be conclusive and all judicial reviews shall be barred. Exclusive jurisdiction over any such action is hereby vested in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

The Secretary of the Interior shall then make a diligent effort to locate each allottee or heir; however, if after two years from the date on which a determination becomes conclusive an allottee or heir cannot be located the Secretary of the Interior shall declare the amount owing to such allottee or heir forfeit.

This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

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Dated: February 5, 2013.

Kevin K. Washburn,

Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.

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Instruction Sheet

There are four (4) columns containing the following;

English Name: English names of the allottees and/or heir, including given name, middle initial, middle name, maiden name, married name, and other English names.

Ojibway Name: The name of the allottee and/or heir in Ojibway, the native language of the White Earth Band of the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians. The names are shown with phonetic spellings.

Claim Number: Each questionable taking or transfer has been assigned a 10, 11 or 12 Character Issue Number. In every instance, the first six characters F53408, are identical and denote the Midwest Regional Office, Minnesota Agency and White Earth Indian Reservation. The last four, five or six characters identify the specific taking or transfer.

Heirship Level: All allottees and/or heirs will be assigned a one to eight character heirship level. This entry is a combination of alphabet and numeral characteristics define each undivided interest inherited.

If you wish further information about allotments or interest therein which are contained in this list, call or write the WELSA Project office in care of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The address and telephone number are indicated in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. Be sure to include the complete Issue Number in any correspondence with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Notice to Individuals Entitled to Compensation Determination Under the White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985

English nameOjibway nameIssue No.Heirship
Bellanger-Knorr, Laurie KayNoneF5340800003S3
Benford, PauleinNoneF534082135B1D
Brown, Gerda HertaNoneF534080320A
Bush, Jr., Charles Eugene/JohnNoneF534082074A1A1C
Spadino, Ernest Ryan ButlerNoneF534080852A5A3E
Spadino, Ernest Ryan ButlerNoneF534080852A1C5
Spadino, Ernest Ryan ButlerNoneF534080852A1G
Spadino, Ernest Ryan ButlerNoneF534080852A5A7
Christianson, Renee JeanetteNoneF534080436A26D6
Christianson, Renee JeanetteNoneF534080436AA26D6
Christianson, Renee JeanetteNoneF534080436BA26D6
Croud, Kim Laurie BuckanagaNoneF534080337D6B
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591G4
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591A6D
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591B4D
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591D5D
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591A1D4
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591A3E4
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591A3A4D
Dalve, Richard DeanNoneF534080591D1D4
Estey, Charles EdselNoneF534080891A1F22
Estey, Denise Claire BondNoneF534080891A1F21
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A1A
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A3
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A11A1
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A6A1
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A4A
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A1B1
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A11A2A
Fox, JamesNoneF534081226A6A2A
Gunino, Claudio GodinezNoneF534081265D3A
Gunino, Cladio GodinezNoneF534081278BH1D3A
Hafner, Michael WilliamNoneF534080372A20
Havron, DavidNoneF534082115A3H
Havron, DavidNoneF534082115AA3H
Havron, DavidNoneF534082106C1C8
Havron, DavidNoneF534080996A3A3H
Havron, DavidNoneF534080996AA3A3H
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Volz, Tammy HightNoneF534081010B8B
Volz, Tammy HightNoneF534081010AB8B
Hill, Robert DeanNoneF534081211C11
Hill, Robert DeanNoneF534081211L
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786A2B5
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786A3B2E
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786C2E
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786D2B5
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786A6Q
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786D5Q
Kegg, Darren DeanNoneF534081786A3E17
Laframboise, Antoine KevinNoneF534081015A1C1Q4
Laframboise, Antoine KevinNoneF534081015A1D1A17D
Laframboise, Lyle ENoneF534081015A1C1Q1
Laframboise, Lyle ENoneF534081015A1D1A17A
Madison, Anthony GarrettNoneF534080969K7
Madison, Anthony GarrettNoneF534080969G4G
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600A4A2
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600A4C
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600A2G
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600AA4A2
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600AA4C
McGee, Darlene KayeNoneF534080600AA2G
Patrick, Alfred DarrenNoneF534080790L2
Patrick, Alfred DarrenNoneF534080790AL2
Peabody, Rebecca BeatriceNoneF534080891A1F11C
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A1D6
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A6A4F
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A7F
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A11A4F
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A4C6
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A11A2C6
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A6A2C6
Persinger, Lincoln LynnNoneF534081226A1B3F
Peterson, Wendy LouNoneF534080443D1B2
Peterson, Wendy LouNoneF534080443AD1B2
Quarles, Gary DuaneNoneF534081872I4A
Quarles, Gary DuaneNoneF534081872I1A1
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202A1A2C2
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202B1A1B3B
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202A1A2A8
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202B1A1B1H
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202AA1A2C2
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202AB1A1B3B
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202AA1A2A8
Roberts, TracyNoneF534081202AB1A1B1H
Shaugobay, Janice MarieNoneF534081270A2B16D
Shaugobay, Janice MarieNoneF534081270A2B18
Shaugobay, Janice MarieNoneF534081270AA2B16D
Shaugobay, Janice MarieNoneF534081270AA2B18
Shaugobay, Ruth AnnNoneF53481270A2B16C
Shaugobay, Ruth AnnNoneF53481270AA2B16C
Simmons, Muriel SusanNoneF534080053B3C
Simmons, Muriel SusanNoneF534080043F2C
Simmons, Muriel SusanNoneF534080043E1B2C
Simmons, Muriel SusanNoneF534080043E4B3
Simmons, Muriel SusanNoneF534080043B2B3
Swanson, Jr., Richard DNoneF534080834A7A
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080517B6C1A
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IB1C3A
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IB1D1A
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IF3A1
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IG1A
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IA4A1
Thomas, John CharlesNoneF534080123IA3C1A
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[FR Doc. 2013-03457 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]

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