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Senate committee to take up four recognition bills


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up four tribal recognition bills at a hearing on Thursday.

The hearing focuses on S. 1058, the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians of Michigan Referral Act; S. 724, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2007; S. 514, the Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act; and H.R. 1294, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2007.

The witness list follows:
The Honorable Jim Webb, United State Senate, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia

The Honorable Jim Moran, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgment, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Anne Tucker, Chairwoman, Muscogee Nation of Florida, Bruce, Florida

The Honorable John Sinclair, President, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, Great Falls, Montana

The Honorable Ron Yob, Chairman, Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Helen C. Rountree, Professor Emeritus, Old Dominion University, Department of Anthropology, Hampton, Virginia

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