Hualapai Tribe Fee to Trust Applications

Colorado River Photo Courtesy of the Hualapai Tribal website

Colorado River
Photo Courtesy of the Hualapai Tribal website

Attorney: Donald R. Wharton

The Hualapai Indian Tribe of Arizona is located on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and claims a boundary that runs to the center of the Colorado River. NARF represents the Hualapai in preparing and submitting five applications for the transfer into trust status of eight parcels of land owned in fee by the tribe.

The applications have been submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is preparing them for review by the U.S. Interior Department’s Solicitor for Preliminary Title Opinions (PTO). The Field Solicitor in Phoenix has issued a PTO on two of the applications. Another application is ready for submission for a Final Title Opinion.

 

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