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PROBLEMS OF DEFINITION OF TRIBE IN
ALASKA RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 93–638

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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATUTORY DEFINI-
TIONS OF TRIBE AS THEY RELATE TO NATIVE ALASKANS

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman
FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona
LEE METCALF, Montana

CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming
J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Louisiana

MARK 0. HATFIELD, Oregon
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho
FLOYD K. HASKELL, Colorado

DEWEY F. BARTLETT, Oklahoma
JOHN GLENN, Ohio
RICHARD STONE, Florida
DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

GRENVILLE GARSIDE, Special Counsel and Staff Director
DANIEL A. DREYFUS, Deputy Staff Director for Legislation

WILLIAM J. VAN NESS, Chief Counsel
D. MICHAEL HARVEY, Deputy Chief Counsel

OWEN J. MALONE, Senior Counsel
W. 0. (FRED) CRAFT, Jr., Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota, Chairman
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

DEWEY F. BARTLETT, Oklahoma
LEE METCALF, Montana

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho
FLOYD K. HASKELL, Colorado

PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona
TONY STRONG, Professional Staff Member

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CONTENTS

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STATEMENTS

Abourezk, Hon. James, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Dakota--- 1, 2

Antioquia, Clarence, Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska---- 25

Baines, Conrad, Jr., executive director, Southeast Alaska Regional Health

Corp., accompanied by Robert Willard, executive director, Tlingit and

Haida Contractors Association, Juneau, Alaska----

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Brady, Isabelle, president, Tlingit and Haida Chapter, Sitka, Alaska..

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Gravel, Hon. Mike, a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska.

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Hotch, Joe, president, IRA Council, Chilkat Village, Inc---

54

Hotch, Steve, secretary, IRA Council, Chilkat Village, Inc----

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Katzeek, David, vice president, Tlingit and Haida Community Council.-- 75

Leask, Hon. Wally, mayor, Metlakatla. Alaska.
Lewis, Barbara, grand camp president, Alaska Native Sisterhood_
Paddock, Raymond E., Jr., president, central council, Tlingit and Haida

Indians of Alaska.--
Thomas, Ed, chairman, Indian reorganization council, Ketchikan In an

Corp., accompanied by Doug Modig, chairman, Johnson-O'Malley parent
committee, and community planner-

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PROBLEMS OF DEFINITION OF TRIBE IN ALASKA

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 93-638

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1976

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,
OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,

Juneau, Alaska. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 1:25 p.m., in courtroom A, State Court and Office Building, Hon. James Abourezk presiding

Present: Senators Abourezk, Gravel, Stevens and Commissioner John Borbridge, American Indian Policy Review Commission.

Also present: Tony Strong, professional staff member.

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JAMES ABOUREZK, A U.S. SENATOR

FROM THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Senator ABOUREZK. The Indian Affairs Subcommittee hearings will come to order. My name is Senator James Abou rezk of South Dakota, chairman of the Indian Affairs Subcommittee. I would like to yield at this time for a statement from Alaska Senator Mike Gravel.

STATEMENT OF HON. MIKE GRAVEL, A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE

STATE OF ALASKA

Senator GRAVEL. Thank you very much, Jim. Senator Stevens and Mr. Borbridge will be joining us in a moment, but we did want to get the hearings underway since we are late in getting started and we have a large number of witnesses to be heard. I think it is important to appreciate the time constraint that we are under and that forcibly statements will have to be limited if we are to hear everybody involved. I am sure that the committee will have the record open to receive statements from individuals who do not get a chance to make them orally.

I am personally very grateful to Senator Abourezk, who is taking up his time on this Labor Day weekend to fly to Alaska rather than to his own State, South Dakota, where he would have been attending various affairs and being very visible to his own constituency, but coming to Alaska and becoming informed on a very esoteric problem-not so esoteric to you, the Native community, because it involves rights of yours and involves your capability within the socioeconomic community of Alaska and the Nation, but esoteric from another point of view, because it deals with definitional problems, and so these hear

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