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The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to receive testimony on S.648, Technical Correction to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021, and S.1911, Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 2021.

Chairman Bryan Schatz (D-HI), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and the committee will hear from the Department of the Interior and Tribal leaders on the two bills.

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WHAT: U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing.

WITNESSES:

  • The Honorable Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

o   Accompanied by Brent Esplin, Missouri Basin Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior

  • The Honorable Brian Thomas, Chairman, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Owyhee, NV
  • The Honorable Andrew Werk, President, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Harlem, MT

WHEN: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.

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