White Mountain Apache Tribe Chairman Ronnie Lupe. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann - Office of Communications / US Department of the Interior
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a legislative hearing on Wednesday. Three bills are on the agenda. They follow:
• 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 The bill repeals a dozen outdated laws that Sen.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. The witness list follows:
• 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.
Ms. Alletta BerlinSenate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice:
Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. The Honorable David Flute
Chairman, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Agency Village, SD The Honorable Ronnie Lupe
Chairman, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, AZ The Honorable Vernon Finley
Chairman, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Pablo, MT
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 2796, S. 2959, & S.3013 (June 29, 2016)
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