Any Indian tribe, band,
nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native
village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established
pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. Chapter 33),
which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided
by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (25 U.S.C.
450b(e)). See annually published Bureau of Indian Affairs list of Indian
Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services.