Legislative: Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Ruben Gallego, Chairman

 On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 733 (Rep. Betty McCollum), To provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act”
  • H.R. 1031 (Rep. Juan Vargas), To take certain land located in San Diego County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes. “Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2019
  • H.R. 1803 (Rep. Greg Walden), To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon.
  • H.R. 2961 (Rep. Rick Larsen), To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Samish Indian Nation, and for other purposes. Samish Indian Land Reaffirmation Act”

Witness List 

Panel I 

Mr. Darryl LaCounte (testimony)

Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior 

H.R. 733, H.R. 1031, H.R. 1803 and H.R. 2961 

Mr. Frank Beum (testimony)

Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, U.S. Department of Agriculture 

H.R. 733 

Panel II 

The Honorable Arthur LaRose (testimony)

Secretary, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe 

H.R. 733 

The Honorable Robert H. Smith (testimony)

Chairman, Pala Band of Mission Indians 

H.R. 1031 

Mr. Ron Suppah (testimony)

Former Tribal Council Member, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 

H.R. 1803 

The Honorable Tom Wooten (testimony)

Chairman, Samish Indian Nation 

H.R. 2961 

The Honorable Brian Cladoosby (Minority Witness) (testimony)

Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community 

H.R. 2961