Legislative: Hearing on Tribal Lands Bills

Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 231 (Rep. Don Young of AK), To fulfill the land conveyance requirements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the Alaska Native Village of Canyon Village, and for other purposes. “Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act.”
  • H.R. 4032 (Rep. Tom O’Halleran), To confirm undocumented Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River Indian Community’s Reservation, to take certain land located in Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes. “Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act.”

DEMOCRATIC TOPLINE MESSAGES:

  • Both bills aim to fulfill our trust responsibility by addressing lingering issues caused by mistakes,
    inaccurate documentation, and inaction by the Federal Government.

Witnesses

  1. The Honorable Stephen R. Lewis
    Governor
    Gila River Indian Community
  2. Aaron Schutt
    Chief Executive Officer
    Doyon, Limited