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Senate panel backs Native apology resolution


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.J. Res.14, the Native American apology resolution, at a business meeting on Thursday.

The resolution apologizes to Native people for "depredations and ill-conceived policies by the federal government." It does not authorize money claims against the U.S.

The Indian Affairs Committee didn't hold a hearing on the resolution prior to its consideration yesterday and there was no discussion on it. The Senate passed a version of the apology during the 110th Congress.

Get the Story:
Senators to Indians: We're sorry (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/7)

Apology Resolution:
H.J.Res.46 | S.J.Res.14

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