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Chairwoman of Quileute Tribe will testify at Senate hearing

Bonita Cleveland, the chairwoman of the Quileute Tribe of Washington, will testify at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday.

Cleveland will testify in support of S. 636. The bill transfers 772 acres within Olympic National Park to the tribe in order to move reservation residents out of a tsunami and flood zone.

“It’s an honor to represent my people during this historic event," Cleveland told The Peninsula Daily News. “I carry the spirit of the entire village with me as well as the spirit of all the elders and ancestors who dedicated their service to this effort

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Quileute tribal chairwoman to testify to Senate committee about need for higher ground (The Peninsula Daily News 4/13)

Committee Notice:
HEARING on S. 636, A bill to provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes; S. 703, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 201l; and S. 546, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2011 (April 14, 2011)

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