Draft Bill of the Indian Fish and Wildlife Resource Management Act of 1993: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session ...

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Page 70 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the committee: It is with great pleasure that I appear before you today to report on the state of your Army and to talk about our proposed budget for fiscal year 2000.
Page 59 - ... about encouraging Indians to exercise greater self-determination, but our progress has never been commensurate with our promises. Part of the reason for this situation has been the threat of termination. But another reason is the fact that when a decision is made as to whether a Federal program will be turned over to Indian administration, it is the Federal authorities and not the Indian people who finally make that decision. This situation should be reversed.
Page 127 - Congress finds and declares that — (1) there is a government-to-government relationship between the United States and each Indian tribe; (2) the United States has a trust responsibility to each tribal government that includes the protection of the sovereignty of each tribal government; (3) Congress, through statutes, treaties, and the exercise of administrative authorities, has recognized the self-determination, self-reliance, and inherent sovereignty of Indian tribes; (4) Indian tribes possess...
Page 152 - The sum apportioned to any State which fails to notify the Secretary of the Interior as herein provided is authorized to be made available for expenditure by the Secretary of the Interior in carrying out the provisions of the fish-research program of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Page 182 - WHEREAS, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota Is an unincorporated Tribe of Indians having accepted the provisions of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat.
Page 108 - Nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish or expand the trust responsibility of the United 22 States for Indian, natural resources, or any legal obligation or remedy resulting therefrom.
Page 59 - For years we have talked about encouraging Indians to exercise greater self-determination, but our progress has never been commensurate with our promises. Part of the reason for this situation has been the threat of termination. But another reason is the fact that when a decision is made as to whether a Federal program will be turned over to Indian administration, it is the Federal authorities and not the Indian people who finally make that decision.
Page 67 - ... detriments. The permits are also coordinated with other governmental agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and others. All factors relevant to the proposal are considered. These include conservation, economics, aesthetics, historic values, general environmental concerns, navigation, land-use classifications, fish and wildlife, recreation, flood damage prevention, water supply, water quality, and in general, the needs...
Page 65 - PREPARED STATEMENT OF TOM MAULSON, CHAIRMAN, LAC DU FLAMBEAU BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee...
Page 59 - Federal administration, by the same token, often meant getting rid of the whole Federal program. But there is no necessary reason for this assumption. Federal support programs for non-Indian communities — hospitals and schools are two ready examples — are ordinarily administered by local authorities. There is no reason why Indian communities should be deprived of the privilege of selfdetermination merely because they receive monetary support from the Federal government. Nor should they lose Federal...

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