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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1356

PUBLIC LAW 98-390—AUG. 21, 1984

Public Law 98-390 98th Congress An Act Aug. 21, 1984 [S. 1224] Indians. Oklahoma. 25 USC 788b note. 25 USC 788a788h. 80 Stat. 1057.

25 USC 788b note. 25 USC 788a788d. 79 Stat. 81.

25 USC 788b note.

To provide for the disposition of certain undistributed judgment funds awarded the Creek Nation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstanding Public Law 90-506 and any other provision of law, any funds appropriated by Public Law 89-697 in satisfaction of a judgment awarded the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma in docket numbered 276 of the Indian Claims Commission which have not been distributed on the date of enactment of this Act (including all interest and investment income accrued thereon) shall be distributed by the Secretary of the Interior to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma as needed to make expenditures for any plan or program authorized by ordinance of such Nation. SEC. 2. (a) Notwithstanding Public Law 90-504 and any other provision of law, any funds appropriated by Public Law 89-16 in satisfaction of a judgment awarded the Creek Nation of Indians in docket numbered 21 of the Indian Claims Commission which have not been distributed on the date of enactment of this Act (including all interest and investment income accrued thereon) shall be used and distributed in accordance with the provisions of this section. (b)(1) The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall allocate— (A) 81.6196 per centum of the funds described in subsection (a) to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, and (B) 18.3804 per centum of the funds described in subsection (a) to the Eastern Creeks. (2) The funds allocated to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma under paragraph (1) shall be distributed to such Nation by the Secretary as needed to make expenditures for any plan or program authorized by ordinance of such Nation. (3)(A) The funds allocated to the Eastern Creeks under paragraph (1) shall be held in trust and invested by the Secretary for the benefit of the Eastern Creeks. SEC. 3. (a) If one or more of the Eastern Creek entities that have filed a petition for Federal acknowledgement are acknowledged to be an Indian tribe on or before December 30, 1984, such tribe or tribes shall be deemed to be a successor entity to the original Eastern Creek group for purposes of distribution of the residual funds in docket numbered 21, and the funds held in trust for the benefit of the Eastern Creeks under section 2 of this Act (including all interest and income accrued thereon) shall be distributed to such tribe or tribes by the Secretary as needed to make any expenditures for any plan or program authorized by ordinance or resolution of such tribe or tribes. (b) If more than one tribal entity is recognized by the Secretary, such funds shall be prorated between the tribes on the basis of their respective base membership rolls on the date of acknowledgement.