Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/795

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PUBLIC LAW 106-425—NOV. 1, 2000 114 STAT. 1893 (2) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.— Nothing in this Act (including paragraph (1)) shall be construed— (A) to in any way effectuate an extinguishment of or otherwise impair— (i) the Pueblo's title to lands acquired by or for the benefit of the Pueblo since December 28, 1927, or in a tract of land of approximately 150.14 acres known as the "sliver area" and described on a plat which is appendix H to the Settlement Agreement; (ii) the Pueblo's title to land within the Santo Domingo Pueblo Grant which the Pueblo Lands Board found not to have been extinguished; or (iii) the Pueblo's water rights appurtenant to the lands described in clauses (i) and (ii); and (B) to expand, reduce, or otherwise impair any rights which the Pueblo or its members may have under existing Federal statutes concerning religious and cultural access to and uses of the public lands. (3) CONFIRMATION OF DETERMINATION. —The Pueblo Lands Board's determination on page 1 of its Report of December 28, 1927, that Santo Domingo Pueblo title, derived from the Santo Domingo Pueblo Grant to the lands overlapped by the La Majada, Sitio de Juana Lopez and Mesita de Juana Lopez Grants has been extinguished is hereby confirmed as of the date of that Report. (4) TRANSFERS PRIOR TO ENACTMENT.— (A) IN GENERAL. —In accordance with the Settlement Agreement, any transfer of land or natural resources, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, located anywhere within the United States from, by, or on behalf of the Pueblo, or any of the Pueblo's members, shall be deemed to have been made in accordance with the Act of June 30, 1834 (4 Stat. 729; commonly referred to as the Trade and Intercourse Act), section 17 of the Act of June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 641; commonly referred to as the Pueblo Lands Act), and any other provision of Federal law that specifically applies to transfers of land or natural resources from, by, or on behalf of an Indian tribe, and such transfers shall be deemed to be ratified effective as of the date of the transfer. (B) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. — Nothing in subparagraph (A) shall be construed to affect or eliminate the personal claim of any individual Indian which is pursued under any law of general applicability that protects non-Indians as well as Indians. (5) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The provisions of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4) shall take effect upon the entry of a compromise final judgment, in a form and manner acceptable to the Attorney General, in the amount of $8,000,000 in the case of Pueblo of Santo Domingo v. United States (Indian Claims Commission docket No. 355). The judgment so entered shall be paid from funds appropriated pursuant to section 1304 of title 31, United States Code. (b) TRUST FUNDS; AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is hereby established in the Treasury a trust fund to be known as the "Pueblo of Santo