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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix

Acee Agoyo March 29, 2019

• UPDATE: Draft discussion of RESPECT Act

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take up three bills, including a bipartisan measure to ensure that all tribes can restore their homelands, at a hearing next week.

In a decision known as Carcieri v. Salazar, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the land-into-trust process can only benefit tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934. That was the year the Indian Reorganization Act became law.

 

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