Witness list for hearing on recognition bills
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on two federal recognition bills.

The first bill is H.R.31, to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The second is H.R.1385, to recognize the Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, the Monacan Nation, and the Nansemond Tribe all of Virginia.

The hearing starts at 10am and will be broadcast online. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
The Honorable Tim Kaine Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia (HR 1385)

Panel 2
Congressman Mike McIntyre, D-NC (HR 31)
Congressman James Moran, D-VA (HR 1385)
Congressman Heath Shuler, D-NC (HR 31)
Congressman Patrick McHenry, R-NC (HR 31)

Panel 3
Mr. George Skibine
Acting Deputy Associate Secretary for Policy & Economic Development Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (HR 31, HR 1385)

Panel 4
The Honorable James Ernest Goins
Chairman, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (HR 31)

The Honorable Stephen R. Adkins
Chief, Chickahominy Tribe on behalf of Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life (HR 1385)

Mr. Gerald L. Danforth
Retired Chairman, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (HR 31)

Ms. Arlinda F. Locklear, Esquire
Attorney for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (HR 31)

Dr. Helen C. Rountree, Ph.D
Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Old Dominion University (HR 1385)

Mr. Michael Cook
Executive Director, United South and Eastern Tribes (HR 31)

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