[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 48 (Monday, March 13, 1995)]
[Page 13449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-6139]



Receipt of Petition for Federal Acknowledgment of Existence as an 
Indian Tribe

    This is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the 
Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 
209 DM 8.
    Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.8(a) (formerly 25 CFR 54.8(a)) notice is 
hereby given that the Ani-Stohini/Unami Nation, c/o Misty Dawn Thomas, 
Route #1, Box #335, Ivanhoe, Virginia 24350, has filed a petition for 
acknowledgment by the Secretary of the Interior that the group exists 
as an Indian tribe. The petition was received by the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) on July 8, 1994, and was signed by members of the group's 
governing body.
    This is a notice of receipt of petition and does not constitute 
notice that the petition is under active consideration. Notice of 
active consideration will be sent by mail to the petitioner and other 
interested parties at the appropriate time.
    Under Section 83.8(d) (formerly 54.8(d)) of the Federal 
regulations, interested parties and informed parties may submit factual 
and/or legal arguments in support of or in opposition to the group's 
petition. Any information submitted will be made available on the same 
basis as other information in the BIA's files. Such submissions will be 
provided to the petitioner upon receipt by the BIA. The petitioner will 
be provided an opportunity to respond to such submissions prior to a 
final determination regarding the petitioner's status.
    The petition may be examined, by appointment, in the Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Acknowledgment and 
Research, Room 1362-MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240, 
Phone: (202) 208-3592.

    Dated: February 23, 1995.
Ada E. Deer,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 95-6139 Filed 3-8-95; 8:45 am]