Senate hearing on Interior Department backlogs
Audio Clips:
Opening Statements

Panel 1: Carl Artman | Q&A

Panel 2 | Q&A [includes more of Carl Artman]

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on backlogs at the Interior Department.

The hearing addresses backlogs in land-into-trust applications, environmental impact statements, probates, appraisals and lease approvals. The following witnesses testified:
THE HONORABLE CARL J. ARTMAN
Assistant Secretary, for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM RHODES
Governor, Gila River Indian Community

THE HONORABLE RON HIS HORSE IS THUNDER
Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

THE HONORABLE ROBERT CHICKS
Vic President, National Congress of American Indian Midwest Region, President of Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Co-Chair of the NCAI Land Recovery Task Force, President of the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes, President of the Great Lakes Intertrbal Council, Bowler, Wisconsin
Accompanied by: MR. JOHN DOSSETT, General Counsel, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC

MR. FRANK BIGELOW
Supervisor, Madera County Board of Supervisors

MR. DOUG NASH
Director, of Indian Estate Planning and Probating, Institute of Indian Estate Planning and Probate

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Backlogs at the Department of the Interior: Land in to Trust Applications; Environmental Impact Statements; Probate; Appraisals and Lease Approvals (October 4, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Interior Department - http://www.doi.gov

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