Category Archives: Native American Matters

H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1404 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act Brief – The bill transfers jurisdiction of three parcels of land in Tucson, Arizona to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. After the transfer there shall be no Federal reserved right to surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust […]

H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.1306 – Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act Brief – “H.R. 1306 would convey federally owned portions of Oregon and California Railroad grant lands in the state of Oregon to local Indian tribes—about 17,500 acres to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and about 14,700 acres […]

H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.597 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains “The Lytton Rancheria of California is a federally recognized Indian tribe that lost its homeland after it was unjustly and unlawfully terminated in 1958. The Tribe was restored to Federal recognition in 1991, but the […]

H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “…extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe—Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian […]

H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act Brief – H.R.1242 establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, […]

H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 H.R.228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Brief – The bill explains its intent “To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from […]

H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Brief – The bill Supports efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally. Whereas this resolution may be cited as the […]

H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.Con.Res.122 – PROTECT Patrimony Resolution Brief – The bill Supports efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally. Whereas this resolution may be cited as the […]