Aug 3rd, 2011 by vitalpres
On July 28, 2011, The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs voted to move “The Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2011” (S. 379) out of Committee in preparation for action by the full Senate.
Senator Jim Webb, the bill’s co-patron along with Senator Mark Warner, attended the Committee meeting. He reiterated his support for recognition of the Virginia Tribes, saying “I strongly believe that recognition for these six Virginia tribes is justified based on principles of dignity and fairness”.
Representatives from the Chickahominy, Monacan and Upper Mattaponi Tribes and the Virginia Council of Churches attended the meeting and met with Senator Webb. The Senator had a photo taken with the group which appeared in a press release from his office.