WASHINGTON D.C. – On Wednesday, December 11 at 2:00 PM, Chairwoman Maria Cantwell (D-WA) will hold a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on the impact of the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. This will be preceded by a hearing on the nomination of Vincent Logan to be Special Trustee for American Indians.
The buy-back program was established as part of the historic Cobell v. Salazar settlement agreement, which was ratified by Congress through the Claims Resolution Act of 2010. The agreement provided $3.4 billion dollars to resolve claims of trust asset mismanagement by the Department of the Interior.
The hearing is comprised of witnesses from the Administration and Tribal leaders.
The Committee will hear from the Mr. Lawrence Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
The Committee will also hear testimony from leaders of the Makah Tribe, Neah Bay, WA; Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Poplar, MT; and the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council.
The hearing will take place in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and will be available online at indian.senate.gov.
WHAT: A nomination hearing for Vince Logan, nominee to serve as Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior.
An oversight hearing on: the implementation of the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program.
WHEN: 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Live video and witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
THE HONORABLE JOHN RED EAGLE, Principal Chief, Osage Nation, Pawhuska, OK
MR. VINCENT G. LOGAN, nominee to serve as Special Trustee, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
MR. LAWRENCE ROBERTS, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
THE HONORABLE TIMOTHY GREENE, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council, Neah Bay, WA
THE HONORABLE IVAN POSEY, Chairman, Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, Billings, MT
THE HONORABLE GRANT STAFNE, Councilman, Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Poplar, MT
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