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BIA Midwest Region FY - 2010 National Budget Meeting March 12-14, 2008 Washington, D.C. Presenters BIA Terry Virden, Regional Director Tribes Darrell Seki, Tribal Treasurer, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Mark Montano, Vice Chairman, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

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Terry Virden, Regional Director


Darrell Seki, Tribal Treasurer, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Mark Montano, Vice Chairman, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

The Midwest Region serves 35 Tribes in :







Natural Resources

Midwest Region

(all Indian land including treaty and ceded areas)

Total Acres 62 million

Forest Acres 41 million

Lakes Acres 2.2 million

Wetlands Acres 4.8 million

Stream Miles 15,396

bia modernization
BIA Modernization
  • Timely distribution of funding
  • Include TBAC in Congressional hearings
  • Fixed cost increases: Tribes same as BIA
  • OMB Circular A76: Contracting Tribes should qualify for outsourcing
  • Better planning in the budget process
  • All carryover funds should go to tribes
  • Increase IBIA capacity for timely appeals
  • Fold OST back into BIA
president bush s state of the union level funding in fy 2009
President Bush’s State of the Union:“Level funding in FY 2009”
  • FY 2009 BIA Budget: $128 million decrease over FY 2008! *
  • By far, BIA was dealt the largest cut of any Interior department
  • BIA’s largest cut: Tribal Priorities(TPA)-$64.3 million (8.3%)
  • The big hits (decreased by $79 million over FY 2008):

- Human Services: Welfare and Housing

- Education: Johnson O’Malley & Scholarships

- Critical Infrastructure: Road Maintenance

  • Is anyone advocating for Tribes and BIA at Interior?

* Before mandatory and only partial Fixed Cost addition

fixed costs
Fixed Costs
  • BIA & Tribes’ Fixed Costs reduced by $70 million since FY 2002
  • These are permanent cuts which are carried forward every year
  • Fixed Costs for pay and fringe benefits are critical for both BIA and Tribal employees
  • BIA receives Fixed Costs for its employee’s fringe benefit cost increases
  • BIA does not request Fixed Costs for Tribal employee fringe benefit cost increases
  • In FY 2010, a calculation for Tribal fringe benefit cost increases must be included
  • The FY 2010 request should include an additional compensating amount for prior years
Actual Family Health Premiums (Tribal Government Share) Paid by a Midwest Region Tribe as an Employee Benefit
tribal management and development tmd circle of flight program
Tribal Management and Development (TMD)Circle of Flight Program
  • One of Interior’s most successful Trust resource programs for two decades
  • National tribal model for wetland/waterfowl enhancement
  • 30 reservations and 3 inter-tribal organizations in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin participate. Multitude of private, state, and federal partners
  • >100,000 wetland acres restored/enhanced, thousands of migratory birds benefited
  • $10.3 million from Circle of Flight was leveraged against > $30 million from partners, a match ratio of nearly 3:1!
  • Concrete contributions to Interior’s Birds Forever and Cooperative Conservation Initiatives and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan
national bia water funding millions
National BIA Water Funding(Millions)

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY 2007

FY 2008


Water Resources






Water Rights






A 30% decrease in funding over 5 years!

Restoration of funds to FY 2005 levels is consistent with, and would allow Tribes to participate in Interior’s new Water for America Initiative

fulfilling treaty promises natural resource management rights protection implementation
Fulfilling Treaty PromisesNatural Resource Management & Rights Protection Implementation

A Way of Life – Subsistence, Economic, Cultural, Spiritual, and Medicinal Needs

Broad Public Benefit – Conservation, Public Health & Safety and Economic Benefits Beyond Tribal Communities to the General Public


OST Indian Land Consolidation (ILCP)


OMB PART review of the ILCP in 2002 produced the second highest score available-Moderately Effective

The ILCP has exceeded annual GPRA goals every year since FY2004

OST Identified 3,243 IIM accounts available for closure, & closed 1,538 accounts

Up to $97.2 million Cost Benefit over 8 years (cost savings + cost avoidance)

Appropriated funding for land consolidation (DOI & DOA):

Agency 2007 Enacted 2008 Final 2009 Requested

Bureau of Land Management $ 9.0 million $ 9.0 million $ 4.5 million

Fish & Wildlife Service $ 28.0 million $35.0 million $10.2 million

National Park Service $ 34.0 million $44.3 million $21.8 million

OST Indian Land Consolidation $ 34.0 million $10.0 million $0-------------

Total DOI $105.0 million $98.3 million $36.5 million

DOA: US Forest Service $ 41.9 million $42.0 million $ 6.3 million

Total $146.9 million $140.3 million $42.8 million

Source: FY2009 DOI Budget in Brief; FY2009 US Forest Service Green Book

fiscal year 2009 the interior budget in brief february 2008 bh 92

Fiscal Year 2009 The Interior Budget in Brief February 2008 BH-92

Progress: “Restored the equivalent of more than 350,000 acres of land to Tribes through the Indian Land Consolidation Office purchase program to reduce fractionated ownership of land.”

Justification: “In 2009 the Department is not requesting funding for the Indian Land Consolidation program. The budget is reduced by $9.8 million. The program was no longer cost effective to operate, and only had a minimal benefit to Indian Country at the 2008 funding level...A workgroup has been created to explore viable options and develop a strategy that will be beneficial to both individual Indian land owners and Tribes.”