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|Chap. 927||Red Lake Indian Forest.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the seventeenth paragraph of section 9 of the Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 123, 137) is hereby amended to read as follows:
"The Red Lake Indian Forest shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with principles of scientific forestry that will encourage the production of successive timber crops for the benefit of the Indians of the Red Lake Band, and he is hereby authorized (a) to harvest, sell, and manufacture such marketable timber from any tribal lands within the Red Lake Indian Reservation as he may deem to be advisable and, if the timber is the growth of Red Lake Indian Forest, in keeping with the foregoing principles, (b) to establish nurseries and otherwise provide for the reforestation of said lands, (c) to construct and operate sawmills and other facilities for the manufacture into marketable products of the timber harvested from said lands, (d) to purchase, harvest, and manufacture such additional timber standing on or severed from any other lands, including lands outside the reservation, as in his opinion may contribute to the profitable operation of such sawmills and other facilities as a tribal enterprise, subject to such limitations on expenditures as may be prescribed in annual appropriations acts, and (e) to employ, with the consent of the tribal council, such persons and use such means as he may find necessary to carry out the purposes of the foregoing provisions. Any proceeds derived from sales of timber or timber products under this paragraph may be expended in payment of the
expenses of any of the activities authorized by this paragraph, including construction expenses."
The fourth paragraph of section 8 of the Act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. 3, 14) is hereby amended by striking out the proviso.
Approved, August 3, 1956.