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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills





The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing tomorrow.

The committee will vote on three bills during the meeting, which will not be webcast. They are: S.161, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act; S.1074, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act; and S.1219, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act.

The meeting will be immediately followed by a hearing on five bills -- S. 1474, the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act; S. 1570, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act; S.1574, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act; S.1622, the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act; and S.2160, the Native American Children's Safety Act.

The hearing will be webcast. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
The Honorable Byron L. Dorgan
United States Senator (Ret.), and Founder and Chairman, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

Panel 2
The Honorable Kevin Washburn
Assistant Secretary -Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
The Honorable Lillian Sparks
Commissioner-Administration of Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Panel 3
Ms. Natasha Singh
Tribal Judge-Stevens Village, Stevens Village, AK

Ms. Margaret Zientek
Co-Chairperson-P.L. 102-477 Tribal Workgroup, Shawnee, OK

The Honorable Leander R. McDonald
Chairman-Spirit Lake Dakota Nation, Fort Totten, ND

Committee Notices:
Business Meeting to consider the following legislation (April 2, 2014)
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills (April 2, 2014)

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