Appellant Ken Chambers sought review of two decisions issued by the Acting Eastern Oklahoma Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Regional Director; BIA). The first decision, dated October 10, 2001, concerned the decision in Seminole Nation of Oklahoma v. Norton, No. 00-2384 (CKK) (D.D.C. Sept. 27, 2001), and matters related to the government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Nation). This appeal was assigned Docket No. IBIA 02-10-A. The second appeal related to an October 17, 2001, decision issued by the Regional Director declining to contract programs to the Nation under the Indian Self-Determination Act (ISDA), and to a December 17, 2001, recommended decision after informal conference issued by the BIA Designated Representative. The second appeal was assigned Docket No. IBIA 02-46-A. For the reasons discussed below, the Board of Indian Appeals (Board) dismisses these appeals.
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