Legislative: Hearing on Tribal-Related Legislation - Including RESPECT Act and Stop Act
On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation:
- H.R. 2930 (Rep. Leger Fernández), To enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and for other purposes, STOP Act of 2021.
- H.R. 438 (Rep. Young), To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.
- RESPECT Act [discussion draft] (Rep. Raúl Grijalva), To prescribe procedures for effective consultation and coordination by Federal agencies with federally recognized Indian Tribes regarding Federal Government actions that impact Tribal lands and interests to ensure that meaningful Tribal input is an integral part of the Federal decision-making process.
The Honorable Brian D. Vallo (H.R. 2930) (testimony)
Pueblo of Acoma
Ms. Stacy Leeds (Discussion Draft – RESPECT Act) (testimony)
Professor of Law and Leadership
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Matthew L.M. Fletcher (Discussion Draft – RESPECT Act) (testimony)
Director & Professor of Law
Indigenous Law and Policy Center
Michigan State University College of Law
Ann Arbor, MI
Ms. Lauren van Schilfgaarde (Discussion Draft – RESPECT Act) (testimony)
Tribal Legal Development Clinic
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Robert Gallegos (H.R. 2930) (testimony)
Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association PO Box 45628
Rio Rancho, NM 87174