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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3608, H.R. 4534, H.R. 5020, H.R. 5049, and H.R. 5050
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 3608 (Nolan), To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. “Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act”
  • H.R. 4534 (Cramer), To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes. “Native American Children's Safety Act”
  • H.R. 5020 (Daines), To amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with eligible Indian tribes to manage land buy-back programs, to authorize that certain amounts be deposited into interest bearing accounts, and for other purposes. “Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act of 2014”
  • H.R. 5049 (Simpson), To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes. “Blackfoot River Land Exchange Act of 2014”
  • H.R. 5050 (Simpson), To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes. “May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act”

Archived Video Webcast:

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

The Honorable Mike Simpson
Member of Congress

The Honorable Larry Roberts (All bills)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

PANEL II

Chairman Tex "Red Tipped Arrow" Hall (H.R. 4534 and H.R. 5020)
Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation Tribal Council

Chairman Nathan Small (H.R. 5049 and H.R. 5050)
Fort Hall Business Council for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Chairman Norman Deschampe (H.R. 3608)
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa

Councilman Grant Stafne (H.R. 5020)
Tribal Executive Board
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes

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