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Hearing to focus on Utah Navajo trust management



The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on a bill to address the management of the Utah Navajo Trust Fund.

In 1933, Congress created a trust for members of the Navajo Nation who live in San Juan County, Utah. The law requires the state to manage 37.5 percent of the royalties from oil and gas production on Navajo land.

S.1690, which was introduced on September 21, relieves the state of its role.The Utah Dineh Corporation would handle duties as trustee of the fund.

The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
THE HONORABLE ROBERT F. BENNETT

Panel 2
THE HONORABLE BEN SHELLY, Vice-President, Navajo Nation

THE HONORABLE KENNETH MARYBOY Navajo Nation Council Delegate, Aneth, Red Mesa, and Mexican Water Chapters, Window Rock, AZ; and, Member, San Juan County Commission

Get the Story:
LEGISLATIVE HEARING on S. 1690, to amend the Act of March 1, 1933, to transfer certain authority and resources to the Utah Dineh Corporation, and for other purposes (December 9, 2009)

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