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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1103, H.R. 1225, H.R. 2319, H.R. 2388, H.R. 2455, and H.R. 2650
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515


Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 1103 (Young of AK), To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 1225 (Larsen), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to place certain lands in Skagit and San Juan Counties, Washington, into trust for the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes. “Samish Indian Nation Homelands Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 2319 (Mullin), To clarify certain provisions of the Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 1994. “Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013”
  • H.R. 2388 (McClintock), To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 2455 (Amodei), To provide for the sale or transfer of certain Federal lands in Nevada, and for other purposes. “Nevada Native Nations Lands Act”
  • H.R. 2650 (Nolan), To allow the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or transfer certain land. “Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013”

Archived Video Webcast:

Witnesses and Testimony:

PANEL I

Kevin Gover (H.R. 2319)
Director
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution

Deputy Chief Joe Crittenden (H.R. 2319)
Cherokee Nation

Executive Director Jacqueline Pata (H.R. 2319)
National Congress of American Indians

PANEL II

Michael Black (H.R. 1103, H.R. 1225, H.R. 2388, H.R. 2455 and H.R. 2650)
Director
Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Chairman Tom Wooten (H.R. 1225)
Samish Indian Nation

Chairwoman Jennifer Washington (H.R. 1225)
Upper Skagit Tribe

Chairman Nicholas Fonseca (H.R. 2388)
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok

Chairman Arlan Melendez (H.R. 2455)
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Chairwoman Karen R. Diver (H.R. 2650)
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

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