Audio: House hearing on federal recognition bills
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on two federal recognition bills.

The hearing lasted about 3 hours. Audio clips can be downloaded through the following links:
Opening Statements

Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Tim Kaine Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia (HR 1385)

Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A
Congressman Mike McIntyre, D-NC (HR 31)
Congressman James Moran, D-VA (HR 1385)
Congressman Heath Shuler, D-NC (HR 31)
Congressman Patrick McHenry, R-NC (HR 31)

Panel 3 - Testimony | Q&A
Mr. George Skibine
Acting Deputy Associate Secretary for Policy & Economic Development Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (HR 31, HR 1385)

Panel 4 - Testimony Part 1 | Testimony Part 2 | Q&A
The Honorable James Ernest Goins
Chairman, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (HR 31)

The Honorable Stephen R. Adkins
Chief, Chickahominy Tribe on behalf of Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life (HR 1385)

Mr. Gerald L. Danforth
Retired Chairman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (HR 31)

Ms. Arlinda F. Locklear, Esquire
Attorney for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (HR 31)

Dr. Helen C. Rountree, Ph.D
Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Old Dominion University (HR 1385)

Mr. Michael Cook
Executive Director, United South and Eastern Tribes (HR 31)

Committee Hearing:
Full Committee Legislative Hearing On H.R. 31 And H.R. 1385 (March 18, 2009)

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