25 USC 609c - Disbursement of minors share of judgment funds

(a) Definitions 
For purposes of this section and section 609c–1 of this title, the term
(1) tribe means the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation or the Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation;
(2) tribal governing body means the governing body of a tribe or a committee of the members of such body designated by such body for purposes of this section and section 609c–1 of this title;
(3) Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior acting through (unless otherwise determined by the Secretary) the Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency serving the tribe involved;

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(4) minor means a member of a tribe, or descendant of a member of a tribe, who has not attained the age of eighteen years and who has a minors share;
(5) minors share means the per capita share of a judgment award, and the investment income accruing thereto, which is held in trust by the Secretary for a minor; and
(6) parent means the biological or adoptive parent or parents, or other legal guardian, of a minor.
(b) Disbursement to parent of minor 
Notwithstanding any provision of the Act of October 19, 1973 (87 Stat. 466) [25 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.], the Act of March 12, 1968 (82 Stat. 47), or any other law, or any regulation or plan promulgated pursuant thereto, the minors share of judgment funds heretofore or hereafter awarded by the Indian Claims Commission or the United States Court of Claims to a tribe may be disbursed to a parent of such minor pursuant to this section and section 609c–1 of this title.
(c) Disbursements under plan for best interest of minor 
The minors share of judgment funds may be disbursed in such amounts deemed necessary by such parent for the best interest of the minor for the minors health, education, welfare, and emergencies under a plan governing such funds for each minor (or a plan governing funds of all minors in a family) approved by the Secretary and the tribal governing body of the minors tribe.
(d) Monthly reports 
The Secretary shall provide a monthly report to each tribal governing body which has approved one or more plans pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Each such report shall include the amount and purpose of every disbursement made during each month under such plans.