38 USC 3765 - Definitions

For the purposes of this subchapter
(1) The term trust land means any land that
(A) is held in trust by the United States for Native Americans;
(B) is subject to restrictions on alienation imposed by the United States on Indian lands (including native Hawaiian homelands);
(C) is owned by a Regional Corporation or a Village Corporation, as such terms are defined in section 3(g) and 3(j) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, respectively (43 U.S.C. 1602 (g), (j)); or

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(D) is on any island in the Pacific Ocean if such land is, by cultural tradition, communally-owned land, as determined by the Secretary.
(2) The term Native American veteran means any veteran who is a Native American.
(3) The term Native American means
(A) an Indian, as defined in section 4(d) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b (d));
(B) a native Hawaiian, as that term is defined in section 201(a)(7) of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920 (Public Law 6734; 42 Stat. 108);
(C) an Alaska Native, within the meaning provided for the term Native in section 3(b) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602 (b)); and
(D) a Pacific Islander, within the meaning of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 2991 et seq.).
(4) The term tribal organization shall have the meaning given such term in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b (l)) and shall include the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, in the case of native Hawaiians, and such other organizations as the Secretary may prescribe.
(5) The term qualified non-Native American veteran means a veteran who
(A) is the spouse of a Native American, but

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(B) is not a Native American.