Witness lists for Senate and House hearings
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee are each holding hearings tomorrow.

The Senate hearings focuses on federal recognition. The witnesses are:
MR. LEE FLEMING
Director Office of Federal Acknowledgment, U.S. Department of Interior

THE HONORABLE JIMMY GOINS
Tribal Chairman Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

THE HONORABLE JOHN SINCLAIR
Tribal President, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

HONORABLE ANN D. TUCKER
Tribal Chairperson, Muscogee Nation of Florida

THE HONORABLE RON YOB
Tribal Chairman, Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians

The House hearing focuses on diversifying Native economies. The witnesses are:
Panel 1
Dr. Robert Middleton, Director, United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Washington, D.C.
Mr. William H. Largent, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Katherine V. Schinasi, Managing Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2
The Honorable Tex Hall, Chairman and CEO, Inter-Tribal Economic Alliance, Mandaree, ND
The Honorable Joe Garcia, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Greg DuMontier, Chairman, Native American Contractors Association, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Julie Kitka, President, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, AK

Panel 3
Mr. Jonathan Taylor, Research Associate, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Senior Policy Associate, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; President, The Taylor Policy Group, Inc, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Neal McCaleb, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc., Ada, OK
Ms. Sarah Lukin, Director of External Relations, Afognak Native Corporation and Alutiiq, LLC, Anchorage, AK

Committee Notices:
Diversifying Native Economies (September 19, 2007)
Federal Recognition (September 19, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov
House Natural Resources Committee - http://resourcescommittee.house.gov

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