Washington : Government Printing Office
SECTION 601(d), title I, of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 90-351, places a responsibility on the Secretary of the Interior to determine those Indian tribes which perform law enforcement functions.
On March 18, 1969 (34 F.R. 5341), July 7, 1970 (35 F.R. 10917), and February 26, 1971 (36 F.R. 3531), there were published in the FEDERAL REGISTER lists identifying tribes determined by the Secretary to perform full law enforcement functions; however, the interpretation of "law enforcement" as given in section 601(a) means all activities pertaining to crime prevention or reduction and enforcement of the criminal law. The interpretation applied to the Act by the listing of March 18, 1969, as amended, was overly restrictive and could act to deny benefits to tribes which perform some services as defined by section 601(a).
Therefore, the Notice of Determination of March 18, 1969, as amended, is further amended by the addition of a statement following the list of tribes previously determined eligible, which reads as follows:
It is the determination of the Secretary of the Interior that all tribes recognized and serviced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs perform all or a part of "law enforcement" functions as defined in section 601(a).
Effective date. This notice shall be effective upon publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER (7-10-71).
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.