Indian Affairs business meeting, hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a business meeting and oversight hearing this morning at 9am.

The business meeting lasted about 19 minutes. Five items were on the agenda and all were approved:
• Audio: Business Meeting

• Nomination of Robert McSwain to be Director of Indian Health Service
H.R. 65, Lumbee Recognition Act
S. 1779, Tribal Health Promotion and Tribal Colleges and Universities Advancement Act
H.J. Res. 62, Native American Heritage Day Act of 2007
S.1193, the Albuquerque Indian School Act.
After the meeting, the committee held an oversight hearing on "Recommendations for Improving the Federal Acknowledgment Process." It lasted about an hour:
• Audio: Opening Statements | Testimony | Q&A

THE HONORABLE CARL J. ARTMAN
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

THE HONORABLE ANTHONY RIVERA, JR.
Tribal Chairperson, Juaneno Band of Mission Indians Acjachemen Nation

PATTY FERGUSO -BOHNEE
Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Indian Legal Clinic, Sandra Day O' Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Committee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING to be followed by OVERSIGHT HEARING on Recommendations for Improving the Federal Acknowledgment Process (April 24, 2008)