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Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on TLOA

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the Tribal Law and Order Act.

President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on July 29, 2010. Federal officials, tribal leaders and Indian advocates talked about the activities that have taken place in the last year.

The hearing lasted about two hours. Audio can be downloaded below:
Opening Statements

Panel # 1
Testimony | Q&A
Mr. Tom Perrelli
Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice

Mr. Larry Echo Hawk
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior

Mr. Brendan Johnson
U.S. Attorney, District of South Dakota

Ms. Pamela S. Hyde
Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Dr. Rose Weahkee
Director, Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) in the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Indian Health Service

Panel # 2
Testimony | Q&A
Mr. Troy A. Eid
Chair, Indian Law and Order Commission

Panel # 3
Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Ivan Posey
Council Member, Joint Business Council of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation

The Honorable Theresa M. Pouley
Chief Judge, Tulalip Tribal Court

Ms. Jacqueline Johnson-Pata
Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Tribal Law and Order Act One Year Later: Have We Improved Public Safety and Justice Throughout Indian Country?(September 22, 2011)

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