House Resources hearing on federal recognition
Audio Clips:
Opening Statements

Panel 1: Rep. Shays

Panel 2: Carl Artman | Q&A Part 1 | Q&A Part 2

Panel 3 Testimony | Q&A

Panel 4 Part 1 | Part 2

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning on a bill to reform the federal recognition process.

H.R. 2837 strips federal recognition from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It creates the independent Commission on Indian Recognition to review all pending petitions.

The following witnesses testified:
Panel 1
Honorable Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington, D.C.

Panel 2
Ms. Patricia Zell, President, Zell & Cox Law, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Ms. Arlinda F. Locklear, Esquire, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Mark Tilden, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO
Mr. James A. Keedy, Executive Director, Michigan Indian Legal Services, Traverse City, MI

Panel 3
Mr. Derril B. Jordan, Partner, AndersonTuell, LLP, Washington, D.C
. Mr. Steve Austin, Cultural Anthropologist, Austin Research Associates, Silver Springs, MD
Mr. Mike Lawson, Senior Associate, Morgan, Angel & Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C
Mr. David Cramer, Attorney, Andrews & Cramer, LLC, Lincoln City, OR
The hearing starts at 10am and will be broadcast at

Get the Bill:
Indian Tribal Federal Recognition Administrative Procedures Act (H.R.2837)

Committee Notice:
Full Committee Legislative Hearing: H.R. 2837 (October 3, 2007)

Only on Indianz.Com:
Federal Recognition Database V2.0 (May 2005)

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