House hearing on diversifying Native economies

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on diversifying Native economies.

The committee heard from three panels of federal officials, tribal and Alaska Native leaders and other experts. You can download audio clips below:
Opening Statements

Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A Part 1 | Q&A Part 2
Dr. Robert Middleton, Director, United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Washington, D.C.
Mr. William H. Largent, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Katherine V. Schinasi, Managing Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2 - Testimony Part 1 | Testimony Part 2 | Q&A Part 1 | Q&A Part 2
The Honorable Tex Hall, Chairman and CEO, Inter-Tribal Economic Alliance, Mandaree, ND
The Honorable Joe Garcia, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Greg DuMontier, Chairman, Native American Contractors Association, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Julie Kitka, President, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, AK

Panel 3 - Testimony | Q&A
Mr. Jonathan Taylor, Research Associate, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Senior Policy Associate, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; President, The Taylor Policy Group, Inc, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Neal McCaleb, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc., Ada, OK
Ms. Sarah Lukin, Director of External Relations, Afognak Native Corporation and Alutiiq, LLC, Anchorage, AK
The hearings starts at 10am and will be broadcast at

Committee Notice:
Diversifying Native Economies (September 19, 2007)

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