85 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 92-203-DEC. 18, 1971
finds is qualified for land benefits under this Act, the Secretary shall issue to the Village Corporation a patent to the surface estate in the number of acres shown in the following table: If the village had on the 1970 census enumeration date a Native population between— 25 and 99 100 and 199 200 and 399 400 and 599 600 or more
It shall be entitled to a patent to an area of public lands equal to— 69,120 92,160 115,200 138,240 161,280
acres. acres. acres. acres. acres.
The lands patented shall be those selected by the Village Corporation pursuant to subsection 12(a). I n addition, the Secretary shall issue to the Village Corporation a patent to the surface estate in the lands selected pursuant to subsection 12(b). (b) Immediately after selection by any Village Corporation for a Native village listed in section 16 which the Secretary finds is qualified for land benefits under this Act, the Secretary shall issue to the Village Corporation a patent to the surface estate to 23,040 acres. The lands patented shall be the lands within the township or townships that enclose the Native village, and any additional lands selected by the Village Corporation from the surrounding townships withdrawn for the Native village by subsection 16(a). (c) Each patent issued pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) shall _^^/^^"* ""^'i"^" be subject to the requirements of this subsection. Upon receipt of m e n t s. a patent or patents: (1) the Village Corporation shall first convey to any Native or non-Native occupant, without consideration, title to the surface estate in the tract occupied as a primary place of residence, or as a primary place of business, or as a subsistence campsite, or as headquarters for reindeer husbandry; (2) the Village Corporation shall then convey to the occupant, either without consideration or upon payment of an amount not in excess of fair market value, determined as of the date of initial occupancy and without regard to any improvements thereon, title to the surface estate in any tract occupied by a nonprofit organization; (3) the Village Corporation shall then convey to any Municipal Corporation in the Native village or to the State in trust for any Municipal Corporation established in the Native village in the future, title to the remaining surface estate of the improved land on which the Native village is located and as much additional land as is necessary for community expansion, and appropriate rights-of-way for public use, and other foreseeable community needs: Provided, That the amount of lands to be transferred to the Municipal Corporation or in trust shall be no less than 1,280 acres; (4) the Village Corporation shall convey to the Federal Government, State or to the appropriate Municipal Corporation, title to the surface estate for existing airport sites, airwav beacons, and other navigation aids, together with such additional acreage and / or easements as are necessary to provide related services and to insure safe approaches to airport runways; and (5) for a period of ten years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Eegional Corporation shall be afforded the opportunity to review and render advice to the Village Corporations on all land sales, leases or other transactions prior to any final commitment.