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House hearing on New York tribal land claims
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The House Resources Committee will be holding an oversight hearing tomorrow on the status of settling recognized tribes' land claims in the state of New York. Here is the tentative witness list.

The Honorable Gale A. Norton or Designee U.S. Department of Interior
[Ed. Note: The administration plans to send Michael Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, as its witness.]

Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation
Chief James W. Ransom, St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians
Chairperson Cristina Danforth, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Chief LeRoy Howard, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
President Robert Chicks, Stockbridge Munsee Community of Wisconsin

Chairman Paul W. Miller, Committee on Native American Affairs and Gaming New York State Association of Counties

The hearing takes place at 10:00 am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building 10:00 AM. A live audio-only link can be accessed at

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Cayuga Nation Decision:
Cayuga Nation v. New York (June 28, 2005)

Oneida Nation Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Ginsburg] | Concurrence [Souter] | Dissent [Stevens]

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