Legislative: Remote SCIP Legislative Hearing – March 31, 2022

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair

On Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET, 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. 4715 (Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-OK), To authorize appropriations to the Secretary of the Interior to make payments to certain members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma in accordance with the recommendation of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Quapaw Tribal Landowner Settlement Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 5715 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ), To reauthorize the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 6707 (Rep. Jared Golden, D-ME), To amend the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 to advance equality for Wabanaki nations, and for other purposes. Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act.

Witness List

Panel I

Representative Raul Grijalva

Arizona, 3rd District

Representative Jared Golden

Maine, 2nd District

Panel II

The Honorable William J. Nicholas, Sr. (H.R. 6707) (testimony)


Passamaquoddy Tribe

Princeton, ME

The Honorable Edward Peter-Paul (H.R. 6707) (testimony forthcoming)


Mi’kmaq Nation Presque Isle, ME

The Honorable Clarissa Sabattis (H.R. 6707) (testimony)


Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

Littleton, ME

The Honorable Kirk Francis (H.R. 6707) (testimony)


Penobscot Nation

Indian Island, ME

The Honorable Joseph T. Byrd (H.R. 4715) (testimony)


Quapaw Nation

Quapaw, OK

Mr. Charles P. Rose (H.R. 5715) (testimony)

Chair, Board of Trustees

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Tucson, AZ

Mr. Patrick Strauch (H.R. 6707) (testimony)

Executive Director

Maine Forest Products Council

Augusta, Maine

This hearing will take place via Cisco WebEx and will be streamed on YouTube. For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/