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WASHINGTON The US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on two bills affecting tribes in Texas and Alaska Natives on Thursday. The first, S 1898 is a bill that will provide for the conveyance of land from the United States to the Maniilaq Association in Alaska.
Maniilaq Association provides health and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally-recognized tribes located in Northwest Alaska. The Association manages social and health services for about 6,500 people within the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope (Inupiaq Tikiġaq).
The second bill is to amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act. It will allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirements to become a member of their tribe.
The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, "the Pueblo", is a federally-recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Pueblo is one of just three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as "Tigua", was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains a traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens.
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WHEN: Thursday, March 22
TIME: 2:15 pm est
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628
The Honorable Carlos Hisa
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, TX
Ms. Janette Hernandez
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo
El Paso, TX
Mr. Paul Hansen
Special Projects Coordinator
Ms. Jodi Gillette
Deputy Assistant Secretary
US Department of the Interior
Mr. Robert McSwain
Deputy Director, Management Operations
Indian Health Service
US Department of Health and Human Services
posted March 21, 2012 7:40 am est
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