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Senate hearing on Indian trust fund litigation


AUDIO:
Introductory Statements
Kempthorne Testimony | Kempthorne Q&A
Panel 1 Testimony | Panel 1 Q&A
Panel 2 Testimony | Panel 2 Q&A

Update: The committee returned at 10:42am.

As of 10:30am, the committee remains in recess.

At 9:25am, after some introductory statements, the committee went into recess so members could vote on the floor. The commitee is expected to return at 10am.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing this morning on Indian trust fund litigation

The hearing starts at 9:15am. The committee urges people to watch the Internet broadcast at http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram.

The witness list follows:
Panel 1
THE HONORABLE DIRK KEMPTHORNE
Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior

MR. WILLIAM W. MERCER
Acting Associate Attorney General Department of Justice

MR. JOHN BICKERMAN
Bickerman Dispute Resolution

Panel 2
MS. ELOISE P. COBELL
Blackfeet Reservation Development Fund
Accompanied by: KEITH HARPER, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Washington, DC

MR. JOHN ECHOHAWK
Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM MARTIN
Vice Chairman InterTribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds, Albuquerque, NM, and First Vice President, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Indian trust fund litigation (March 29, 2007)

Settlement Letter:
Kempthorne-Gonzales to SCIA (March 1, 2007)

Elouise Cobell Statement:
NO THANKS, WE’LL TAKE THE ACCOUNTING, INDIAN PLAINTIFFS SAY (March 8, 2007)

Sen. Dorgan Statement:
DORGAN SAYS BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS $7 BILLION TO SETTLE SUIT OVER MISMANAGEMENT OF INDIAN TRUST FUNDS (March 6, 2007)

Other Documents:
Alberto Gonzales Testimony (March 1, 2005) | SCIA Views and Estimates (March 1, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Kempthorne - http://www.indiantrust.com
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm

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