Definitions 25 C.F.R. § 69.1

Note: This regulation was repealed prior to 1990 and is not currently in force. It is provided as a matter of historical interest.

          (a) “Act” means the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of December 18, 1971, 85 Stat. 688, Pub. L. 92-203, as amended and supplemented by the Act of January 2, 1976, 89 State. 1145, Pub. L 94-204.

          (b) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior or his authorized representative.

          (c) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Indian Affairs or his authorized representative.

          (d) “Area Director” means the Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Juneau, Alaska, or his authorized representative.

          (e) “Coordinator” means the head of the Enrollment Coordinating Office Pouch 7-1971, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, having the responsibility for coordinating all activities regarding preparation of the roll.

          (f) “Roll” means the roll of Alaska Native prepared pursuant to the Act.

          (g) “Native” means a citizen of the United States who is a person of one-fourth degree or more Alaska Indian (including Tsimshian Indians not enrolled in the Metlakatla Indian Community), Eskimo, or Aleut blood, or combination thereof. The term includes any Native as so defined either or both of whose adoptive parents are not Natives. It also includes, in the absence of proof of a minimum blood quantum, any citizen of the United States who is regarded as an Alaska Native by the Native village or Native group of which he claims to be a member and whose father or mother is (or, if deceased, was) regarded as Native by any village or group.

          (h) “Village” means any tribe, band, clan, group, village, community, or association in Alaska listed in sections 11 and 16 of the Act, or which meets the requirements of the Act, and which the Secretary determines was, on the 1970 census enumeration date (April 1, 1970), composed of 25 or more Natives.

          (i) “Native group” means any tribe, band, clan, village, community, or village association of Natives in Alaska composed of less than 25 Natives, who comprise a majority of the residents of the locality.

          (j) “Region” means the geographic area covered by the operation of one of the 12 existing Native associations recognized in section 7(a) of the Act, or its successor regional corporation, and, includes the 13th region.

          (k) “Permanent residence” means the place of domicile on April 1, 1970, which is the location of the permanent place of abode intended by the applicant to be his actual home. It is the center of the Native family life of the applicant to which he has the intent to return when absent from that place. A region or village may be the permanent residence of an applicant on April 1, 1970, even though he was no actually living there on that date, if he has continued to intend that place to be his home.

          (l) “Regional Solicitor” means the officer in charge of the Anchorage Region of the Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior.

          (m) “Sponsor” means a parent, recognized guardian, next friend, next of kin, spouse, executor, or administrator of estate, the Area Director or other person who files an application of enrollment on behalf of another person. It does not include an enumerator.

          (n) “Enumerator” means a person officially engaged in gathering for the Secretary data and information concerning eligibility of individual applicants for enrollment.

          (o) “Adopted person” means a person whose natural parents’ parental rights have been terminated by court order and given to others to exercise.