The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee, could be placed in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians if Congress enacts H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act. Photo from Facebook
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs has scheduled its first hearing of 2016. Two bills are on the agenda. They are:
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act. The bill authorizes the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior to include tribes and tribal organizations in their management plans and tourism initiatives.The hearing takes place at 2:30pm in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online. Committee Notice:
H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act. The bill places about 96 acres in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The properties are located at the Tellico Reservoir in Tennessee and include significant ancestral Cherokee sites such as the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3477 and H.R. 3599 (February 24, 2016)
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