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Legislative Hearings on H.R. 443, H.R. 444, H.R. 1461, H.R. 1556 and H.R. 2444
Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building

1334 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, September 22, 2011
2:00 p.m.


  • H.R. 443 (Young of AK), to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska.
  • H.R. 444 (Young of AK), to provide for the conveyance of certain property located in Anchorage, Alaska, from the United States to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
  • H.R. 1461 (Pearce), to authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights.
  • H.R. 1556 (Lujan), to amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2444 (Boren), to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, and for other purposes.


Panel I

The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM (H.R. 1556)

The Honorable Stevan Pearce, R-NM (H.R. 1461)

Panel II

Jodi Gillette (H.R. 1461, H.R. 1556, H.R. 2444)
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Robert McSwain (H.R. 443, H.R. 444)
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Indian Health Service
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel III

Ian Erlich (H.R. 443)
President / Chief Executive Officer
Maniilaq Association
Kotzebue, Alaska

Mark R. Chino (H.R. 1461)
Mescalero Apache Tribe
Mescalero, New Mexico

Everett F. Chavez (H.R. 1556)
Superintendent, Santa Fe Indian School
Former Governor
Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico

Joe Garcia (H.R. 1556)
Head Councilman
Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Chief Gregory Pyle (H.R. 2444)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Durant, Oklahoma

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