House panel tackles more federal recognition bills
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on July 15 to consider federal recognition bills.

The agenda includes:
H.R.2678 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act
H.R.1358 - Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Reaffirmation Act
H.R.2576 - Chinook Nation Restoration Act
H.R.3120 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act

Since the start of the 111th Congress, the committee has considered bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and six Virginia tribes. Both bills were passed by the full House.

The committee also held a hearing on a bill to extend the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians.

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