WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened a committee legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
“On March 22, 2018, Senator Smith introduced S. 2599, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act,” said Hoeven. “This legislation intends to transfer approximately 11,760 acres of federal land from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Interior for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indian tribe.”
The committee heard testimony from Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief for the National Forest System at the U.S. Forest Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Faron Jackson, Sr., chairman of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
For hearing video and witness testimony click here.