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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on education

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday for its series on education.

This hearing will focus on public schools. The vast majority of American Indian and Alaska Native students attend schools in the public system -- 378,000 in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Indian Education Association.

The hearing will take place at 2:30pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel 1
Mr. William Mendoza
Executive Director-White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC

Panel 2
Ms. Mandy Smoker Broaddus
Director of Indian Education-Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Mr. Daniel Hudson
Chairman-Wyoming State Impact Aid, Lander, WY, and Secretary, National Indian Impacted School Association, Lander, WY

Dr. Alberto Siqueiros
Superintendent-Baboquivari Unified School District No. 40, Sells, AZ

Mr. Brent Gish
Executive Director-National Indian Impacted Schools Association, Naytahwaush, MN

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing to receive testimony on "Indian Education Series: Indian Students in Public Schools - Cultivating the Next Generation." (April 9, 2014)

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