Flathead Lake on the Flathead Reservation, home to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana. Photo by Paul Frederickson
The ever-busy Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled one final hearing for the month of June. Lawmakers will take up three bills at the June 29 hearing. They are:
S.2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act, or the RESPECT Act. The bill repeals a dozen outdated laws that Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) has called "hateful" and "paternalistic."The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been posted online. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice:
S.2959, a bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in a settlement fund set aside for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona.
S.3013, the Salish and Kootenai Water Rights Settlement Act. The bill ratifies a water rights settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 2796, S. 2959, & S.3013 (June 29, 2016) Related Stories:
Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws (04/29)
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (04/20)
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