• S.943, the Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act. The bill requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its student count. Current funding levels are based on data from 1995.The hearing takes place at 2:30pm Eastern and will be webcast. The witness list follows:
• S.1223, the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act. The bill repeals a termination-era law that dictates how funds owed to the Klamath Tribes are distributed. The tribe has been pushing for repeal for years.
• S.1285, the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act. The bill addresses leasing and land issues for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
Mr. Tony DearmanSenate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice: :
Director, Bureau of Indian Education
U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
The Honorable Warren Brainard
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Suislaw Indians, Coos Bay, OR
Mr. Don Wharton
Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO
Ms. Carla Mann
National Johnson-O'Malley Association, Tulsa, OK
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