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    President Biden pays tribute to Cherokee Nation veteran Dwight Birdwell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 3:56

    President Joe Biden pays tribute to Dwight Birdwell, a citizen of the Cherokee, during a ceremony at the White House on July 5, 2022. Biden recognized Birdwell's heroism during the Vietnam War. He said Birdwell went above and beyond the call of duty to save other members of his U.S. Army unit during a particularly violent portion of the military conflict. "When he was ordered to load onto the medevac helicopter, he complied -- this I find amazing -- only to crawl right back off the other side and to keep on fighting," Biden said, noting that Birdwell had sustained serious injuries of his own. Biden also pointed out that American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the military at the highest per capita rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. At the end of the ceremony, Biden awarded Birdwell the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious U.S. military decoration. The following information was provided by the White House: Specialist Five Dwight W. Birdwell will receive the Medal of Honor for acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on January 31, 1968. That day, a large enemy element initiated an assault on the Tan Son Nhut Airbase near Saigon. They disabled or destroyed many of the unit's vehicles and incapacitated Specialist Five Birdwell's tank commander. Under heavy enemy small-arms fire, Specialist Five Birdwell moved the tank commander to safety and fired the tank's weapons at the enemy force. Afterwards, he dismounted and continued fighting until receiving enemy fire to his face and torso. He refused evacuation and led a small group of defenders to disrupt the enemy assault until reinforcements arrived. He then aided in evacuating the wounded until he was ordered to seek attention for his own wounds. He was honorably discharged on December 29, 1968, and today practices law in Oklahoma City. Additional information can be found at the U.S. Army website: https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/birdwell/?from=hp_spotlight

    Opening Remarks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 10:29

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Keith Anderson / Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 5:37

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Melanie Benjamin / Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 6:05

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe / Bois Forte Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:11

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Kevin Dupuis, Sr / Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 1:24

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Adam Savariego / Upper Sioux Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 5:19

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Robert Larsen /Lower Sioux Indian Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 6:52

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Bryan Newland / Department of the Interior

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:18

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Elizabeth Fowler / Indian Health Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 7:20

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Jeremiah Baumann / Department of Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 9:21

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Q&A (Note: Contains audio dropout toward end of hearing)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 32:37

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing titled “Investing in Native Communities: Transformative Opportunities in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” Tuesday, June 28 2022 - 12:00 PM Location: Mystic Lake Center, of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Room Number: Minnetonka Conference Room NOTE: Adam Savariego of the Upper Sioux Community was an additional witness. A dropout in audio occurred toward the end of the hearing, during the question and answer period. WITNESS LIST (As originally scheduled) The Honorable Bryan Newland Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC *Accompanied by Jason Freihage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington DC Ms. Elizabeth Fowler Acting Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC Mr. Jeremiah Baumann Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC The Honorable Cathy Chavers Chairwoman Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Orr, Minnesota The Honorable Melanie Benjamin Chief Executive Officer Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Onamia, Minnesota The Honorable Kevin Dupuis, Sr. Chairman Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Cloquet, Minnesota The Honorable Keith Anderson Chairman Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Business Council Prior Lake, Minnesota The Honorable Robert Larsen President Lower Sioux Indian Community Morton, Minnesota ADDITIONAL WITNESS The Honorable Adam Savariego Tribal Secretary Upper Sioux Community Granite Falls, Minnesota Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/field-hearing-titled-investing-native-communities-transformative-opportunities

    Opening Remarks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 22:21

    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM ET Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Note: This hearing was rescheduled from May 24, 2022, after technical difficulties were encountered. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote joint oversight hearing titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education. Witness List Mr. Tony Dearman Director Bureau of Indian Education Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/23/HHRG-117-ED14-Wstate-DearmanT-20220524.pdf Ms. Beth Sirois Assistant Director U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C. https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/27/BethSirois062822.pdf Committee Notices: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/remote-joint-scip-oversight-hearing_june-28-2022 https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-bureau-of-indian-education https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114810

    Beth Sirois / Government Accountability Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 4:56

    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM ET Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Note: This hearing was rescheduled from May 24, 2022, after technical difficulties were encountered. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote joint oversight hearing titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education. Witness List Mr. Tony Dearman Director Bureau of Indian Education Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/23/HHRG-117-ED14-Wstate-DearmanT-20220524.pdf Ms. Beth Sirois Assistant Director U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C. https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/27/BethSirois062822.pdf Committee Notices: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/remote-joint-scip-oversight-hearing_june-28-2022 https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-bureau-of-indian-education https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114810

    Tony Dearman / Bureau of Indian Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 5:27

    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM ET Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Note: This hearing was rescheduled from May 24, 2022, after technical difficulties were encountered. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote joint oversight hearing titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education. Witness List Mr. Tony Dearman Director Bureau of Indian Education Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/23/HHRG-117-ED14-Wstate-DearmanT-20220524.pdf Ms. Beth Sirois Assistant Director U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C. https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/27/BethSirois062822.pdf Committee Notices: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/remote-joint-scip-oversight-hearing_june-28-2022 https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-bureau-of-indian-education https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114810

    Q&A Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 39:54

    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM ET Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Note: This hearing was rescheduled from May 24, 2022, after technical difficulties were encountered. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote joint oversight hearing titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education. Witness List Mr. Tony Dearman Director Bureau of Indian Education Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/23/HHRG-117-ED14-Wstate-DearmanT-20220524.pdf Ms. Beth Sirois Assistant Director U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C. https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/27/BethSirois062822.pdf Committee Notices: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/remote-joint-scip-oversight-hearing_june-28-2022 https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-bureau-of-indian-education https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114810

    Q&A Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:58

    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM ET Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States; The Honorable Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Chair, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Note: This hearing was rescheduled from May 24, 2022, after technical difficulties were encountered. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET, the Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote joint oversight hearing titled, Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education. Witness List Mr. Tony Dearman Director Bureau of Indian Education Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/23/HHRG-117-ED14-Wstate-DearmanT-20220524.pdf Ms. Beth Sirois Assistant Director U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington, D.C. https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/27/BethSirois062822.pdf Committee Notices: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/remote-joint-scip-oversight-hearing_june-28-2022 https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-bureau-of-indian-education https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114810

    House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Interior-Environment Funding Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 18:22

    Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Interior-Environment Funding Bill * The following contains portions of a June 21, 2022, press release from Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota). WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, of which Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) is Vice Chair, today approved by voice vote the subcommittee's Fiscal Year 2023 bill, which includes funding for programs within the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies, including the Indian Health Service. The bill will next be considered by the full Appropriations Committee next week. In total, the bill includes $44.8 billion in regular appropriations, an increase of $6.8 billion – 18 percent – above the FY 2022 enacted level. There is also an additional $2.55 billion of funding provided under the fire suppression cap adjustment. The legislation also: Honors the federal government's responsibilities to Native American families by investing in tribal communities including through education and health care programs A summary of the fiscal year 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill is below. The text of the bill is here. Bill Summary: Department of the Interior (DOI) – The bill provides a total of $16.6 billion in discretionary appropriations for DOI, an increase of $2.1 billion above the FY 2022 enacted level. Of this amount, the bill includes: $171 million for the Historic Preservation Fund. Within this amount, the bill includes $82 million for State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, $38 million for Save America's Treasures competitive and project grants, $28 million for competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of underrepresented community civil rights, and $10 million for grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. $4.4 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Office of the Special Trustee, an increase of $778 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. Within this amount, the bill includes: $2.2 billion for Bureau of Indian Affairs Operation of Indian Programs, an increase of $330 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $50 million for Indian Land Consolidation, an increase of $43 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $181 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs Construction, an increase of $34 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $14 million for the Indian Guaranteed Loan Program, an increase of $2 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $1.2 billion for Bureau of Indian Education Operation of Indian Programs, an increase of $175 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $375 million to Bureau of Indian Education Construction, an increase of $111 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. Fully funds Contract Support Costs and Payments for Tribal Leases. $111 million for the Office of the Special Trustee, an increase of $2 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. $457 million for Departmental Offices, $55 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. Within this amount, the bill includes: $129.7 million for the Office of Insular Affairs, an increase of $7.8 million above the FY 2022 enacted level and $4 million. $45 million for the Energy Community Revitalization Program, an increase of $40 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. The principal focus in fiscal year 2023 is on hard rock mining. Related Agencies $8.1 billion for the Indian Health Service, an increase of $1.5 billion above the FY 2022 enacted level. $5.7 billion for Health Services, an increase of $1 billion above the FY 2022 enacted level. $1.3 billion for Health Facilities, an increase of $367 million above the FY 2022 enacted level. Fully funds Contract Support Costs and Payments for Tribal Leases. $207 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the

    Secretary Yellen delivers remarks on first visit to Indian Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 11:29

    * The following is a portion of remarks as prepared for delivered by Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen during a visit to the Rosebud Reservation, home of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota on June 21, 2022. The text was provided by the Department of the Treasury. Thank you very much for that introduction. And President [Scott] Herman, thank you for your generosity and hospitality. It's great to be here. This is my first visit to Indian Country, and it's meaningful to me to see first-hand the beauty of the Rosebud Reservation and to hear about your Tribe's rich heritage. It's also been illuminating to listen to you discuss the deep challenges that you and Tribal nations around the country face, and hear your thoughts on how we can partner together to accelerate the economic recovery for all Tribal citizens. I've spent my entire career thinking about economic policy and how it can help people during hard times and create longer-term opportunities. I see a great deal that policies can do to support Tribal communities. Tribes are the backbone of local communities, and Tribal governments are often the largest employer of their citizens and residents in surrounding areas. Simply put, reservations can be centers of economic opportunity for millions of Tribal and non-Tribal members and they merit deep investment by the federal government and our private sector partners. Yet, despite the efforts by Tribal governments to develop their economies, significant inequities exist. Many have their roots in prior federal policy. According to the US Commission for Civil Rights' Broken Promises Report, over 25 percent of Native Americans live in poverty. In certain Tribes, over half of their citizens live in poverty. For Native Americans living on reservations, the unemployment rate is around 50 percent. Those numbers are unacceptably high. The last two years have been hard for everyone, but they've been especially difficult for Native American communities. Tribal communities have had some of the highest COVID mortality rates in the country, and the data shows that few suffered more than Native American workers and enterprises during the pandemic. In addition to the pain the pandemic caused Tribal families and communities, this disproportionate impact resulted in the loss of critical Tribal revenue that supports governmental services for Tribal citizens in need. The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden in March 2021, provided much-needed relief, injecting billions of dollars into Tribal communities across the country. This legislation has led to a historic investment in Indian Country. Our flagship program, the Fiscal Recovery Funds, provided $20 billion to Tribal governments to help fight the pandemic and help Tribal households and businesses recover. Tribes across the country, including right here, used these funds for vaccination efforts to protect their Tribal citizens. Some places – like Rosebud – are using the funds for affordable housing projects. Others, such as the Quechan Indian Tribe, are providing assistance to Tribal members who own small businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID‐19. To date, 99% of this fund has been distributed, benefitting 2.6 million Tribal citizens across the U.S. Other programs have also helped Tribal nations recover. Take the Emergency Rental Assistance program. Tribal citizens faced acute rental challenges pre-pandemic, and these conditions rapidly worsened after March 2020. This program allocated $800 million to Tribes to help prevent evictions and keep Tribal citizens safely and stably housed. Early reports show that thousands of low-income Tribal citizens have received housing assistance across Tribal nations. Here, Rosebud has spent $6.3 million to serve 700 low-income households in need of emergency rental assistance. FULL REMARKS: https://www.indianz.com/News/2022/06/22/secretary-yellen-delivers-remarks-on-first-visit-to-indian-country/

    Welcome from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:07

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Opening Song by Lance Fisher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 3:59

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Opening Remarks from Committee Members

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 17:42

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Deb Haaland / Department of the Interior

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 6:36

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Q&A with Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 40:41

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Kirk Francis / Penobscot Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 5:14

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Sandra White Hawk / National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 4:56

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi / Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 6:03

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow / First Alaskans Institute

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 5:45

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Q&A with Panel 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 23:17

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    Closing Song by Lance Fisher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 3:46

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Volume 1 of the Department of the Interior's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report" & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2907 Wednesday, June 22 2022 - 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior, Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/DebHaaland062222.pdf PANEL 2 The Honorable Kirk Francis Chief Penobscot Indian Nation, Indian Island, ME https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/KirkFrancis062222.pdf Ms. Sandra White Hawk President, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis, MN https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/SandraWhiteHawk062222.pdf Ms. Norma Ryūkō Kawelokū Wong Roshi Native Hawaiian Policy Lead Office of Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihe'e, Honolulu, HI https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/NormaWong062222.pdf La Quen Náay Liz Medicine Crow President/CEO First Alaskans Institute, Anchorage, AK https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/26/LizMedicineCrow.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/oversight-hearing-volume-1-department-interior-s-federal-indian-boarding-school-initiative

    A Listening Session on "Cannabis in Indian Country"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 104:31

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs A Listening Session on "Cannabis in Indian Country" Friday, June 17 2022 - 03:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 As discussions around national cannabis reform legislation take shape, SCIA staff is seeking comments from Tribal leaders, their designees, and other experts from Native communities on Tribal cannabis commerce and related equities. Committee staff is especially interested in hearing views on the series of questions below: Is your Tribe currently participating in the cannabis industry? If so, please provide a brief description of your operation(s). For Tribes not currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are your main concerns about industry participation? What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns? What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns? For Tribes currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are the main issues you encounter as a Tribal operator? What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns? What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns? If cannabis is decriminalized at the federal level, what Tribal-Federal-State framework would you propose to ensure Tribal interests are safeguarded? HOW TO JOIN: Please register HERE with your name, email, title and Tribal leadership position, Tribal affiliation, or organizational affiliation. Tribal leaders and their official designees will be prioritized. We encourage registration as soon as possible. WRITTEN COMMENTS: SCIA will accept additional written comments until July 8, 2022. Submit written comments HERE. Technical Difficulties Logging on? Call: 202-224-2251 Additional Questions? Email: Concetta Tsosie de Haro (Concetta_TsosiedeHaro@indian.senate.gov) or Darren Modzelewski (Darren_Modzelewski@indian.senate.gov) Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/listening-session-cannabis-indian-country

    H.R.6181, Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:24

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    H.R.5444, Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 47:22

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    H.R.6707, Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 19:41

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    H.R.263, Big Cat Public Safety Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:30

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    Recorded Votes: H.R.6181, H.R.5444 and H.R.6707

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 30:13

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    Approval of remaining bills under unanimous consent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 3:05

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    Opening Remarks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:22

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    H.R.6063, Miami Nation land claim bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 6:32

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022. Five Indian Country bills are on the agenda, which resumes work that began during a session that went awry amid a partisan-led dispute on June 8. • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on May 12. • H.R.6063, a bill to authorize the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to hear a land claim from the Miami Nation, headquartered in Oklahoma. The tribe has a treaty-based claim to 2.6 million acres in the state of Illinois. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6181, the Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act. The bill confirms the acquisition of 6.7 acres in Washington in trust for the Samish Nation. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. • H.R.6707, the Advancing Equality for Wabanaki Nations Act. The bill ensures that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe [Indian Township | Pleasant Point] and the Penobscot Nation are treated in the same manner as other Indian nations in terms of law and policy. A land claim settlement currently imposes hurdles on the tribes when it comes to their sovereignty. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on March 31. • S.789, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act. The bipartisan bill repeals outdated racist and discriminatory laws that were imposed on tribes and their citizens. A hearing before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took place on April 27. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.789 at a business meeting on March 24. The bill subsequently passed the U.S. Senate on May 27. Committee Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/hybrid-fc-markup-6152022 Committee Documents: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=114898

    House Committee on Natural Resources markup 'hijacked' by Republican lawmakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 93:52

    The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on March 6, 2022. The committee was due to consider several Indian Country bills. But the markup was adjourned after Republicans dominated debate with issues largely unrelated to the agenda. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), the chair of the committee, vowed to return next week in order to reconsider the pending bills.

    Biden administration releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 17:54

    The White House hosts a press call to announce the release of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook on May 31, 2022. SPEAKERS * Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, White House * Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency * Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Service * Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook, PDF: https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/31/Bipartisan-Infrastructure-Law-Tribal-Playbook.pdf

    Opening Remarks from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 2:31

    Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, May 25 2022 – 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a nomination hearing to consider President Joe Biden's nomination of Ms. Roselyn Tso to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Witness List The Honorable Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona Ms. Roselyn Tso Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/25/roselyntso052522.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/nomination-hearing-consider-roselyn-tso-be-director-indian-health-service-department-health

    Statement of Support by President Jonathan Nez of Navajo Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 5:10

    Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, May 25 2022 – 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a nomination hearing to consider President Joe Biden's nomination of Ms. Roselyn Tso to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Witness List The Honorable Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona Ms. Roselyn Tso Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/25/roselyntso052522.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/nomination-hearing-consider-roselyn-tso-be-director-indian-health-service-department-health

    Opening Remarks from Sen. John Hoeven (R-Wyoming)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 2:13

    Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, May 25 2022 – 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a nomination hearing to consider President Joe Biden's nomination of Ms. Roselyn Tso to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Witness List The Honorable Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona Ms. Roselyn Tso Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/25/roselyntso052522.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/nomination-hearing-consider-roselyn-tso-be-director-indian-health-service-department-health

    Statement of Roselyn Tso, Indian Health Service Nominee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 5:42

    Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, May 25 2022 – 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a nomination hearing to consider President Joe Biden's nomination of Ms. Roselyn Tso to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Witness List The Honorable Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona Ms. Roselyn Tso Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/25/roselyntso052522.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/nomination-hearing-consider-roselyn-tso-be-director-indian-health-service-department-health

    Q&A with Roselyn Tso, Indian Health Service Nominee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 23:54

    Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday, May 25 2022 – 02:30 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 On Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a nomination hearing to consider President Joe Biden's nomination of Ms. Roselyn Tso to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Witness List The Honorable Jonathan Nez President, Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona Ms. Roselyn Tso Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, DC https://www.indianz.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/25/roselyntso052522.pdf Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/nomination-hearing-consider-roselyn-tso-be-director-indian-health-service-department-health

    Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 91:33

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities” Wednesday, May 18 2022 - 03:00 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 PANEL 1 Ms. Tracy Canard Goodluck Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Mr. Jason O'Neal Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs' Office of Justice Services U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Mr. Robert E. Chapman Acting Director, Community Oriented Policing Services U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC The Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton Council Delegate and Chairwoman of Law and Order Committee Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ Mr. Mark Patterson Chair, Hawaii Correctional System Oversight Commission Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu, HI Mr. Michael B. Ford Chief of Police Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, NV Ms. Lucy Rain Simpson Executive Director National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT Ms. A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell Executive Director National American Indian Court Judges Association, Boulder, CO Mr. Alex Cleghorn Senior Legal and Policy Director Alaska Native Justice Center, Anchorage, AK Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/business-meeting-consider-s-3381-s-3773-s-3789-and-roundtable-discussion-public-safety

    Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 5:23

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 3381, S. 3773 & S. 3789 Wednesday, May 18 2022 – 03:00 PM Location: Dirksen Room Number: 628 AGENDA • S.3381, the Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act. The bipartisan bill accelerates the review and processing of mortgages by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A hearing took place on February 16. • S.3773, a bill to authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation in the state of Washington. Similar bills have been enacted for other Indian nations. A hearing took place on March 23. • S.3789, a bill to amend the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act, also known as the NATIVE Act. The NATIVE Act requires federal agencies to update their existing management plans and tourism strategies to include American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. A hearing took place on March 23. Committee Notice: https://www.indian.senate.gov/hearing/business-meeting-consider-s-3381-s-3773-s-3789-and-roundtable-discussion-public-safety

    Opening Remarks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 14:16

    House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334M Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair NOTE: The audio tracks below have been run through a noise reduction filter to eliminate background noise. On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET, in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building (Hearing Room) and online via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a hybrid legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation: • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. Witness List James LaBelle, Sr. 1st Vice President and Boarding School Survivor National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Anchorage, Alaska Matthew War Bonnet Boarding School Survivor Rosebud Sioux Tribe Snohomish, Washington Dr. Ramona Charette Klein Boarding School Survivor Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Medina, North Dakota The Honorable Ben Barnes Chief Shawnee Tribe Miami, Oklahoma Deborah Parker Chief Executive Officer National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Minneapolis, Minnesota Dr. Janine Pease, D. Ed. Founding President and Faculty Member Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, Montana House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/scip-hybrid-legislative-hearing_may-12-2022

    James LaBelle, Sr. (Inupiaq)/ National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 5:27

    House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334M Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair NOTE: The audio tracks below have been run through a noise reduction filter to eliminate background noise. On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET, in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building (Hearing Room) and online via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a hybrid legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation: • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. Witness List James LaBelle, Sr. 1st Vice President and Boarding School Survivor National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Anchorage, Alaska Matthew War Bonnet Boarding School Survivor Rosebud Sioux Tribe Snohomish, Washington Dr. Ramona Charette Klein Boarding School Survivor Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Medina, North Dakota The Honorable Ben Barnes Chief Shawnee Tribe Miami, Oklahoma Deborah Parker Chief Executive Officer National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Minneapolis, Minnesota Dr. Janine Pease, D. Ed. Founding President and Faculty Member Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, Montana House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/scip-hybrid-legislative-hearing_may-12-2022

    Matthew War Bonnet (Rosebud Sioux) / Boarding School Survivor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 7:50

    House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1334M Presiding: The Honorable Teresa Leger Fernández, Chair NOTE: The audio tracks below have been run through a noise reduction filter to eliminate background noise. On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET, in room 1334 Longworth House Office Building (Hearing Room) and online via Cisco Webex, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a hybrid legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation: • H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act. The bill requires the federal government to investigate the Indian boarding school era through a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States and a Truth and Healing Advisory Committee. Witness List James LaBelle, Sr. 1st Vice President and Boarding School Survivor National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Anchorage, Alaska Matthew War Bonnet Boarding School Survivor Rosebud Sioux Tribe Snohomish, Washington Dr. Ramona Charette Klein Boarding School Survivor Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Medina, North Dakota The Honorable Ben Barnes Chief Shawnee Tribe Miami, Oklahoma Deborah Parker Chief Executive Officer National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Minneapolis, Minnesota Dr. Janine Pease, D. Ed. Founding President and Faculty Member Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, Montana House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Notice: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/scip-hybrid-legislative-hearing_may-12-2022

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