On November 8th, 2017, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017. ATADA President, John Molloy, had planned to present oral testimony before the committee; however, the only person allowed to testify in person was Governor Riley of Acoma Pueblo. The committee did allow the submission of written testimony. A copy of this testimony can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Written testimony was also submitted by the Committee for Cultural Policy (CCP) and the Global Heritage Alliance (GHA). Both organizations have permitted us to make those documents available.
No votes were taken during the hearing. The House Committee on Indian Affairs has not yet met to discuss the legislation.
The full text of the Senate and House bills can be downloaded below:
We have made progress against this legislation, but there is still much to do. This will be an ongoing issue for some time. ATADA will continue to voice our position on this legislation. We need your help to continue this work. If you have not done so, please contribute to the ATADA Legal Fund today. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
If you have made a contribution in the past, please consider doing so again.
Information on how to make your contribution can be found on the Legal Fund page: atada.org/legal-fund
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