Senate Indian Affairs hearing on federal recognition
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on the process of federal recognition of Indian tribes.

The committee heard from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and leaders of four tribes that are seeking recognition. You can download audio clips below:
Opening Statements | Panel 1 | Q&A

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
If the audio files sound too fast, use Winamp or iTunes.

Committee Notice:
Federal Recognition (September 19, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov

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