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Sen. Tester wraps up tour in Montana as new chairman of SCIA





Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, wrapped up his tour of Montana on Saturday.

Tester met with leaders of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Salish Kootenai College, the higher education institution on the reservation. He reiterated his goal to make Indian education a priority for the committee.

“My first committee hearing Wednesday morning is going to be addressing early childhood education,” Tester said at the college, The Missoulian reported.

During his tour, Tester also met with the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Fort Peck Tribes, the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Get the Story:
Tester, Walsh complete tour of reservations at Pablo (The Missoulian 2/23)
Secretary of Interior to visit state in March (The Great Falls Tribune 2/20)

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing to receive testimony on "Early Childhood Development and Education in Indian Country: Building a Foundation for Academic Success." (February 26, 2014)

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