Subcommittee sets hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Wednesday, June 22, to discuss two bills.

H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act, transfers 147 million tons of coal to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. The tribe would also receive 40 percent of royalties from future development on another 145 million tons of coal.

H.R.1560 allows the Tigua Tribe of Texas to determine its own blood quantum standard. When the tribe was restored to federal recognition in 1987, Congress defined the tribe's membership.

The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building.

Committee Notice:
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1560 (June 22, 2011)

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