Federal Recognition

Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on federal recognition





The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on federal recognition.

The hearing comes after Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) chastised the Obama administration for not sending anyone to testify before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs on June 27. This time, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is sending a mid-level official to discuss federal recognition issues.

The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
THE HONORABLE JIM WEBB, Senator, United States Senate

Panel I
MR. BRYAN NEWLAND, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

Panel II
THE HONORABLE STEPHEN R. ADKINS, Chief, Chickahominy Indian Tribe

THE HONORABLE PAUL BROOKS, Chairman, Lumbee Tribe

MR. JOHN NORWOOD, Co-Chair, National Congress of American Indian Taskforce on Federal Acknowledgment

MR. K. JEROME GOTTSCHALK, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund

MR. MICHAEL J. ANDERSON, Owner, Anderson Indian Law

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Federal Recognition: Political and Legal Relationship between Governments (July 12, 2012)

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