The U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on:
- S.3123, a bill to amend the Siletz Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and for other purposes;
- S.3126, a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, and for other purposes;
- S.3273, the Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act; and
- S.3381, the Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2021.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead the hearing. Testimony from the Department of the Interior and tribal leaders and stakeholders on the four bills will be heard.
Prior to the legislative hearing, the committee will hold a business meeting to consider S.2264, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2021.
WHAT: Schatz to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing.
- Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
- The Honorable Delores Pigsley, Chairman, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Siletz, Oregon
- The Honorable Cheryle Kennedy, Chairwoman, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde, Oregon
- The Honorable Reid Milanovich, Vice-Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Palm Springs, California
- Sharon Vogel, Executive Director, Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Eagle Butte, South Dakota
WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. HT
HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.
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