House Natural Resources Committee hearing
The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing today on four Indian bills.

The bills are:
* S. 375: To waive application of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to a specific parcel of real property transferred by the United States to two Indian Tribes in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
* H.R. 1696: To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that Tribe.
* H.R. 2863: To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.
* H.R. ____ : To authorize the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Indians of the State of Michigan to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.

The hearing starts at 10am and will be broadcast online at resourcescommittee.house.gov. The witness list folows:
Panel 1
Congressman Silvestre Reyes, D-TX (H.R. 1696)

Panel 2
Michael R. Smith, Deputy Bureau Director, Field Operations, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, D.C. (S.375, H.R. 2863, H.R. 1696)

Panel 3
Chairman Delores Pigsley, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Siletz, OR (S.375)
Mr. Jack Giffen, Tribal Council Secretary, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde, OR (S.375)
Vice Chairman Tom Younker, Coquille Indian Tribe, North Bend, OR (H.R.2863)
Governor Arturo Senclair, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe, El Paso, TX (H.R. 1696)
Chief Fred Cantu, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Mt. Pleasant, MI (H.R.___)

Hearing Notice:
Full Committee Legislative Hearing: S. 375, H.R. 1696, H.R. 2863 and H.R. ___ (July 11, 2007)

Related Story:
Bill may allow for Chemawa Station (The Salem Statesman Journal 7/11)

Relevant Links:
House Resources Committee - http://resourcescommittee.house.gov

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