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Hanabusa Named Ranking Member of Native Affairs

From a press release:

On Tuesday, the Democrats of the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to name U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

“I am proud to have earned the confidence of my colleagues and to have this opportunity to better serve Hawaii,” Hanabusa said. “Serving as the subcommittee’s ranking member is not just a personal achievement, but one for our state as well. It will give me a chance to continue advocating on behalf our nation’s indigenous peoples.”

The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native affairs has exclusive jurisdiction over Native American and Alaska Native issues in the U.S. House of Representatives and oversees all matters regarding the federal trust relationship between the U.S. and tribal governments, measures relating to the welfare of tribes, and the management of lands.

—Chad Blair

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Photo courtesy Alaskan Dude.

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