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Restoration of tribal homelands and promotion of self-determination
Hearing on the Indian Reorganization Act—75 Years Later: Renewing Our Commitment to Restore Tribal Homelands and Promote Self-Determination. Members looked at the history of U.S. Indian Policy examining the original intent and legislative history of the Indian Reorganization Act [IRA] and subsequent amendment to the Act. Since 1934, the IRA has stood as the bedrock of Federal Indian policy. A 2009 Supreme Court decision narrowly construed the text of the IRA up-ending the status quo, which had existed for 75 years, contrary to Congressional intent, legislative history and previous affirmative actions by the Administration. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John E. Echohawk, John Barrasso, Tom Udall, Michael O. Finley, Carole E. Goldberg, Steven J.W. Heeley, Frederick E. Hoxie, Jefferson Keel, Richard Monette, William Rice, Daniel K. Akaka, and Cedric Cromwell.
United States Senate, Committee on Indian Affairs
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