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H.R. 2322 (112th): Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Reaffirmation Act

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6/23/2011--Introduced. Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Reaffirmation Act - Reaffirms federal recognition and the rights and privileges of the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Cheboygan County, Michigan. Extends to the Band eligibility for all federal services and benefits available to other federally recognized Indian tribes. Designates the service area for the delivery of federal services to the Band and to other Indians in the area of Cheboygan County, Michigan.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in Cheboygan County, Michigan, and in other geographic areas and to hold such lands in trust for the benefit of the Band.

Sets forth criteria and evidentiary requirements for determining the initial membership of the Band. Requires the Band to provide a copy of its base roll to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs within one year of this Act's enactment.

Provides that the initial constitution of the Band shall be the constitution submitted by the Band to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment on May 2, 2005.