Indian Affairs hearing on Missouri River tribes
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning on the impact of the Flood Control Act of 1944 on tribes along the Missouri River.

Tribes along the river lost hundreds of thousands of acres to dams that were authorized by the act. Congress has provided compensation to tribes for the effects of the dams but more has been sought for individual tribal members.

The following witnesses are set to testify:
Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office


THE HONORABLE MICHAEL JANDREAUBR> Chairman, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, South Dakota

THE HONORABLE MARCUS WELLS, JR.BR> Chairman, Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation, New Town, ND

THE HONORABLE ROGER TRUDELLBR> Chairman Santee Sioux Nation, Niobrara, Nabraska

THE HONORABLE ROBERT COURNOYERBR> Chairman, Yankton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota

THE HONORABLE JOHN YELLOW BIRD STEELEBR> President, Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, South Dakota

The hearing starts at 9:30am. A live broadcast can be accessed at

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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