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Witness List: House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is holding a hearing tomorrow on three bills.

The subcommittee will take testimony H.R.1291 and H.R.1234. The two bills provide a fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Also on the agenda is H.R. 1421. The bill authorizes the Cherokee Nation to construct hydroelectric generating facilities at the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma and to market electricity from those facilities.

The hearing takes place at 11am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel I
Donald “Del” Laverdure (H.R. 1291 & H.R. 1234
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

The Honorable Earl J. Barbry, Sr. (H.R. 1291 & H.R. 1234
Chairman, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

The Honorable Cedric Cromwell (H.R. 1291 & H.R. 1234
Chairman, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Ross O. Swimmer (H.R. 1421)
Former Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation

Panel II - (H.R. 1291 & H.R. 1234)
Alexander Tallchief Skibine
The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Donald C. Mitchell
Attorney at Law

Supervisor Susan Adams
President, Marin County Board of Supervisors

Cheryl Schmit
Director, Stand Up For California

Committee Notice:
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1291, H.R. 1234 and H.R. 1421 (July 12, 2011)

Supreme Court Decision:
Syllabus | Opinion [Thomas] | Concurrence [Breyer] | Dissent [Stevens] | Concurrence/Dissent [Souter]

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