Indian Affairs Committee meeting, hearing

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a business meeting and hearing this morning.

The items on the agenda for the business meeting are:
S. 322, Indian Youth Telemental Health Demonstration Project Act of 2007

S. 375, A bill to waive application of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to a specific parcel of real property transferred by the United States to 2 Indian tribes in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.

S. 398, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act Amendments of 2007.

S. 481, The Tribal Colleges and Universities Faculty Loan Forgiveness Act

The meeting will be followed by an oversight hearing on diabetes in Indian Country. The witnesses are:
Panel 1
DR. CHARLES W. GRIM, Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Accompanied by: DR. KELLY MOORE, Clinical Specialty Consultant to the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Albuquerque, NM

Accompanied by: JUDITH FRADKIN, M.D., Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD

Panel 2
THE HONORABLE BUFORD ROLIN, Chairman, Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Co-Chair of the National Steering Committee for the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act

Director, Altru Diabetes Center, Grand Forks, ND, member of the American Diabetes Association Native American Committee

DR. BIRON BAKER, Primary Care Physician, Med Center One, Bismarck, ND

Director, Nike Native American Business Program

Director, Whirling Thunder Wellness Center,
The meeting starts at 9:30am. A live broadcast should be available at

Commitee Notice:
BUSINESS MEETING to consider pending legislative business, to be followed immediately by an OVERSIGHT HEARING on diabetes in Indian Country, with particular focus on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (February 8, 2007)

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