Senate hearing on tribes along Missouri River
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing this Thursday on tribes along the Missouri River who were affected by the Flood Control Act of 1944.

The law created dams along the river that flooded reservations and destroyed sacred sites. Tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska lost over 350,000 acres of land due to the Pick-Sloan water project.

Congress has compensated tribes for the effects of the dams. But some individual tribal members who lost homes and were forced to move to less viable land weren't compensated.

The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on the Impact of the Flood Control Act of 1944 on Indian Tribes along the Missouri River (November 1, 2007)

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