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Witness list for House hearing on child welfare at Spirit Lake





The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine child welfare and justice issues on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.

The hearing takes place at 2pm in Room 1332 of the Longworth House Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel I
​Mr. Michael S. Black
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

​Accompanied by:
​Mr. Darren Cruzan
Director, BIA-Office of Justice Services and Staff to be determined
BIA-Office of Indian Services
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Joo Yeum Chang
Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

​Panel II
Leander R. McDonald, PhD
Chairman, Spirit Lake Tribe
Fort Totten, North Dakota


​Accompanied by:
Ms. Melissa Merrick-Brady
Interim Director for Spirit Lake Social Services, Fort Totten, ND

Ms. Molly McDonald
Devils Lake, ND

Ms. Anita Fineday JD, MPA
Managing Director, Indian Child Welfare Program
Casey Family Programs
Seattle, Washington

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing on “Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation" (June 24, 2014)

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