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Additional statements and correspondence were also received from-Contin-
on Indian Affairs, to Hon. Ross Swimmer, Assistant Secretary for
questions to be responded to in writing...
Swimmer to Chairman Udall, dated June 26, 1986, enclosing responses
to followup questions in your letter of June 3, 1986.. Letter from Sandra Massetto, to Chairman Udall, dated May 14, 1986,
expressing support for H.R. 4281. Hon. Dan Glickman, a U.S Representative from the State of Kansas:
Letter to Chairman Udall, dated June 6, 1986, expressing concern regarding Public Law 93-531 Hon. Stephen L. Neal, a U.S. Representative from the State of North
Carolina: Newspaper article from the Unitarian Universalist World
entitled “Native American Seeks To Halt Relocation”, Navajo Tribal Council:
1. Supplemental testimony of Peterson Zah, chairman.
presented in the statement of Hon. Ross Swimmer.
Senator from Arizona, regarding the exchange of land between
Hopi and Navajo tribes...
putes as authorized by Public Law 93-531....
and Settlement of Hopi Aboriginal Land Claims"
TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN LANDS BETWEEN THE HOPI AND NAVAJO INDIAN TRIBES
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1986
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, DC The committee met, pursuant to call, at 9:50 a.m., in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Morris K. Udall (chairman of the committee) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs will be in session. Without objection, a copy of the bill, H.R. 4281, background, and section-by-section analysis will be made a part of the record at this point.
[The bill, H.R. 4281; background information; and a section-bysection analysis follow:
H. R. 4281
To provide for the exchange of certain lands between the Hopi and Navajo Indian
Tribes, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FEBRUARY 27, 1986 Mr. UDALL (for himself and Mr. McCain) introduced the following bill; which was
referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
To provide for the exchange of certain lands between the Hopi and Navajo Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That this Act may be cited as the “Navajo-Hopi Land Ex
4 change Act of 1986".
SEC. 2. For the purpose of this Act, the term
(1) “Commission" means the Navajo and Hopi
Indian Relocation Commission established pursuant to
section 12 of the 1974 Act;
(2) “1974 Act” means the Act of December 22, 1974 (88 Stat. 1712), as amended by the Navajo and
Hopi Indian Relocation Amendments Act of 1980 (94
(3) "1934 Act” means the Act of June 14, 1934
(4) “Navajo resolution” shall mean the resolution
of the Navajo tribal council required by section 3 of
(5) "Secretary” shall mean the Secretary of the
SEC. 3. (a) In consideration of the transfer of the benefi
11 cial interest of the Hopi Tribe in and to the surface estate of
12 the lands described in section 4 of this Act and the extin
13 guishment of the claims of the Hopi Tribe against the Navajo 14 Tribe as provided in section 9 of this Act, the Navajo Tribe 15 shall, by appropriate action of its governing body, adopt a 16 resolution conforming to the provisions of this section and 17 shall transmit such resolution to the Secretary. 18 (b) The resolution adopted by the Navajo Tribe pursuant 19 to this section shall represent the consent of the Navajo Tribe 20 to the provisions of this Act and shall specifically set forth 21 the agreement of the Navajo Tribe that, 22
(1) the lands to be transferred to the Hopi Tribe 23 pursuant to section 5 of this Act is a fair and equitable 24 settlement of any interest the Hopi Tribe may have in
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the Navajo Indian Reservation by virtue of the 1934
(2) their legal or beneficial interests in the lands
transferred to the Hopi Tribe pursuant to section 6 of
this Act shall be extinguished and that such lands shall
thereafter be held by the United States in trust for the
(3) the Hopi Tribe shall be entitled to a portion of
their revenue derived from coal or other mineral re
sources as provided in sections 7 and 8 of this Act;
(4) any claims they may have against the Hopi Tribe shall be extinguished as provided in section 9 of
(5) the economic and social value of the lands to
be transferred to the Navajo Tribe pursuant to section
4 of this Act and the extinguishment of Hopi claims against the Navajo Tribe as provided in section 9 rep
(c) The Secretary shall review the Navajo resolution to
22 determine if it is in conformance with this section and is a
23 legal action of the Navajo Tribe. Upon such determination, 24 he shall publish the resolution in the Federal Register and,
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