American Indian Agricultural Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, June 18, 1993   [open pdf - 12MB]

This is the June 18, 1993 hearing on "American Indian Agricultural Act," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Bill Richardson: "Native Americans suffer the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the country. Indian agriculture has been a longstanding source of employment and economic development for Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. [...] I introduced H.R. 1425 to ensure that the Federal Government meets its trust responsibility to Indian tribes to improve the management of Indian agricultural lands and natural resources. H.R. 1425 provides for improved management of Indian agricultural lands which will increase economic returns to Indian tribes and their members. And finally, it promotes Indian self-determination and increases employment opportunities for Native Americans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Hayes, Wainwright Velarde, Daniel Eddy, Jr., Mary V. Thomas, Laurence Kenmille, Calvin E. Waln, Ross Sockzehigh, and Julia Mahsett.

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