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Testimony for Senate hearing on BIA reorganization
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Some of the testimony for the March 10 Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the ongoing reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is linked below.

Senator Tom Daschle, Minority Leader, South Dakota

Panel I
Dave Anderson, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Ross Swimmer, Special Trustee

Panel II
Tex Hall, President, National Congress of American Indians
Joe Shirley Jr., President, Navajo Nation
Ed Thomas, President, Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Harold Frazier, President, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association; Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Clifford Lyle Marshall, Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe of California.

Other testimony may be available at

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton -
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice -
Indian Trust, Department of Interior -

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