U.S. Code for Indian Gaming Regulation does not exclude ANCs in “tribe” definition

Actual size of Alaska

U.S. Code Title 25. Indians – Includes Alaska Native Corporations

U.S. Code Title 25. INDIANS Title 25 of the United States Code outlines the role of Indians in the United States Code. 25 U.S.C.

e)Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians;

25 CFR Chapter III – NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR section 13:

Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians that the Secretary recognizes as –

(a) Eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians; and

(b) Having powers of self-government.