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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing in Montana

The Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center in Crow Agency, Montana. Photo from SIPA

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a field hearing next week in Montana.

The hearing takes place April 8 on the reservation of the Crow Tribe. The agenda will focus on coal, the expired Indian Coal Production Tax Credit and new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that affect emissions from coal production.

“I’m glad the Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be able to hear directly from Montanans about the importance of empowering tribal governments to drive decisions regarding tribal needs,” freshman Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) said today. “It’s critical that the federal government partners with Montana’s tribes to enhance their economic development. I encourage Montanans to attend this important hearing and look forward to investigating how Congress can be of better assistance to our tribal communities.”

The Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center in Crow Agency will host the hearing. The witness list follows:
The Honorable Darrin Old Coyote
Crow Tribe of Montana
Crow Agency, Montana

The Honorable Tim Fox
Attorney General of Montana
Montana Department of Justice
Helena, Montana

The Honorable Lorenzo Bates
Navajo Nation Council
Window Rock, Arizona

Jason Small
Journeyman Boilermaker
Labor Advocate
Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Eric Henson
Research Fellow
Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Boston, Massachusetts

Committee Notice:
Oversight Field Hearing on "Empowering Indian Country: Coal, Jobs, and Self-Determination" (April 8, 2015)

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