Audio: House Resources Committee hearing on land bills
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning on three bills.

Two of the bills address tribal land issues. H.R.4445, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act, clarifies a land and jurisdiction issue for the Indian Pueblo Council Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while H.R.1554, the Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act, places land in trust for the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

The third bill, H.R.2340, the Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act, finalizes a land conveyance to the Bering Straits Native Corporation of Alaska.

The Obama administration supported all three bills.

The hearing lasted about one hour. Audio clips can be downloaded below:
Opening Statements

Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A
Mr. George T. Skibine (H.R. 4445, H.R. 1554, H.R. 2340)
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Economic Development for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A
Mr. Alvin H. Warren (H.R. 4445)
Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

Mr. Ron Solimon (H.R. 4445)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc.

The Honorable A.D. Ellis (H.R. 1554)
Principal Chief, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Ms. Gail R. Schubert (H.R. 2340)
Chief Executive Officer, Bering Straits Native Corporation
Accompanied by:
Mr. Matthew L. Ganley, VP Land and Resources

Committee Notice:
'Full Committee Legislative Hearing On H.R. 4445, H.R. 1554 And H.R. 2340 (April 21, 2010)

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