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This news release, dated December 20, 2016, from the United States (US) Department of the Interior and the US Assistant Secretary of the Army announces the return of 24,959 acres of land on the Fort Berthold Reservation to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. The returned land was part of the 153,000 acres of land taken by the United States Government for construction of the Garrison Dam. The authority of this transfer is granted by the Fort Berthold Mineral Restoration Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-602). This press release provides some background on the Garrison Dam Project and the process behind the land return. Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, and Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Chairman Mark Fox provide comments for the press release.

Publication Date

12-20-2016

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Reservoir Project, Lake Sakakawea, land back, land transfer, mineral restoration, Fort Berthold Mineral Restoration Act, Obama Administration

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of the Interior, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Obama Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Jo-Ellen Darcy, Nedra Darling, Lawrence S. Roberts, Mark Fox, Sally Jewel, Barack Obama

Disciplines

American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

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US Department of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary of the Army. Interior Department and Army Corps Announce Restoration of Tribal Lands for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation; Transfer Restores Nearly 25,000 Acres of Tribal Homelands Lost to the Garrison Dam Project. December 20, 2016. https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/142/.

Interior Department and Army Corps Announce Restoration of Tribal Lands for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation; Transfer Restores Nearly 25,000 Acres of Tribal Homelands Lost to the Garrison Dam Project

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