House hearings on land title, Native Hawaiians

The House Resources Committee and the House Financial Services Committee are holding a joint hearing this morning at 11am titled "Improving Land Title Grant Procedures for Native Americans."

Rodger J. Boyd, the deputy assistant secretary for public and Indian housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Pat Ragsdale, the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are on the witness list. The BIA is expected to send another representative.
Witness List | Live Webcast
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge:
Intro - 26:47 - 4.59MB | Testimony - 18:17 - 3.14MB | Q&A - 61:03 - 10.4MB
Note: There are some dropouts in the recording. This is the best copy we have at the moment.

Also today, at 2pm, the House Judiciary Committte's subcommittee on the Constitution holds an oversight hearing titled "Can Congress Create a Race-Based Government?: The Constitutionality of H.R.309 and S.147, the 'Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005." The bill would recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity.
Witness List | Live Webcast
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge:
Intro - 12:37 - 2.16MB | Panel I - 29:29 - 5.06MB | Q&A - 24:54 - 4.27MB

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