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House hearing on Class II rules in Oklahoma


The House Natural Resources Committee held a field hearing in Miami, Oklahoma, on Wednesday to discuss pending National Indian Gaming Commission regulations.

Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) chaired the hearing Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, attended.

The hearing lasted about 3.5 hours. You can download audio clips below:
Opening Statements

Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Norm Des Rosiers, Vice Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Gregory E. Pyle, Chief, Choctaw Nation, Durant, OK
The Honorable John Berrey, Chairman, Quapaw Tribe, Quapaw, OK
The Honorable John P. Froman, Chief, Peoria Tribe of Indians, Miami, OK

Panel 3 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Chad Smith, Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK
The Honorable Jim Gray, Principal Chief, Osage Nation, Pawhuska, OK
Mr. Brian Campbell, Administrator, Division of Commerce, Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK
Mr. David J. Qualls, Chairman, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, Tecumseh, OK

Panel 4 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Larry Glenn, Representative, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Oklahoma City, OK
The Honorable Brent Brassfield, Mayor, City of Miami, Miami, OK
The Honorable Russell Earls, Commissioner, Ottawa County, Miami, OK
Mr. Brian Barger, Director, Community and Economic Development Department, Miami, OK

Committee Notice:
Oklahoma Indian Issues: Proposed Regulations Governing Economic Development (February 20, 2008)