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Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Indian bills






Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs spoke at the National Congress of American Indians winter session in March 2014. Photo from Rep. Don Young

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a legislative hearing this afternoon.

Two bills are on the agenda. They are:
H.R. 409, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act. The bill overhauls trust reform programs at the Interior Department by creating a pilot program to allow tribes to develop trust asset management plans, elevating the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs to the Under Secretary for Indian Affairs and eliminating the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians by transferring its duties to the new Under Secretary.
H.R. 4350, the Northern Cheyenne Lands Act. The bill places land and mineral rights in trust for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana.

The hearing takes place at 2pm in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. The witness list follows:
PANEL I
The Honorable Mike Simpson(H.R. 409)
Member of Congress

PANEL II
Mr. Michael Black (H.R. 409 and H.R. 4350)
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Mr. Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher (H.R. 4350)
President
Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Mr. Ernie Stensgar (H.R. 409)
Vice Chairman, Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Member, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Mr. David Mullon (H.R. 409)
Chief Counsel
National Congress of American Indians

Committee Notice:
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 409 and H.R. 4350 (May 7, 2014)

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