Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills


Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs. Photo from Rep. Don Young

The House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs holds its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress tomorrow.

Three bills are on the agenda. They are:
H.R.329, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2015. The bill amends the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, commonly known as Public Law 477, to further tribal self-determination.
H.R.521, a bill to transfer land to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Alaska.
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act. The bill makes reforms to trust management at the Interior Department, authorizes a new Under Secretary for Indian Affairs to oversee all Indian programs at DOI and orders a report to prepare for the transition of duties from the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The hearing takes place at 11am in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building and it will be webcast. The witness list follows:
Panel I
Ms. Margaret Zientek (H.R. 329)
Assistant Director Employment & Training
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Mr. Ken Selby (H.R 329)
Director
Community Service Department

Mr. Dan Winkelman (H.R. 521)
President & CEO
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Mr. Ernest Stensgar (H.R. 812)
Chair
Trust Reform Committee
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Vice Chairman

Mr. William Nicholson II (H.R. 812)
Secretary
Colville Business Council
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Coulee Dam, WA

Panel II
Ms. Nisha Patel (H.R. 329)
Director
Office of Family Assistance
Administration for Children and Families
Department of Health and Human Services

The Honorable Robert McSwain (H.R. 521)
Acting Director
Indian Health Service
Department of Health and Human Services

The Honorable Vincent Logan (H.R. 329 & H.R. 812)
Special Trustee
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
Department of Interior

Committee Notice:
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 329, H.R. 521, H.R. 812 (April 14, 2015)

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