indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
The University of Tulsa College of Law - Master's in Indian Law
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts infrastructure roundtable

Filed Under: Business | Politics
More on: 115th, donald trump, infrastructure, scia, senate
     
   

The Gila River Indian Community owns and operates Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. on its reservation in Arizona. Photo: Valentino Reyes / US Department of Agriculture

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable on infrastructure on Wednesday afternoon.

Four panels of tribal leaders and tribal officials will present information on infrastructure needs in their communities. The witnesses represent a broad cross-section of Indian Country, from large reservations to smaller and more remote areas.

The roundtable comes after Republican President Donald Trump said he would ask Congress to invest $1 trillion in roads, bridges, dams and other developments across the nation. Lawmakers want to make sure tribes are included in any infrastructure proposals.

The roundtable takes place at 2pm Eastern in Room G-50 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel 1:
Mr. Delbert Rexford
Special Assistant and Advisor to the President
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC), Barrow, AK

The Honorable Edward Manuel
Chairman
Tohono O’odham Nation, Sells, AZ

The Honorable Leslie Shakespeare
Councilman
Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Fort Washakie, WY

Panel 2:
Mr. William Rudnicki
Tribal Administrator
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota, Prior Lake, MN

The Honorable James Floyd
Principal Chief
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okmulgee, OK

Mr. Ryan Rusche
Tribal Attorney
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Pablo, MT

Panel 3:
Ms. Belinda Nelson
Chairperson
Gila River Telecommunications, Inc., Chandler, AZ

Mr. Derek Dyson
Attorney (Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke)
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Washington, DC

Mr. Godfrey Enjady
General Manager
Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc., Mescalero, NM

Panel 4:
Mr. Jon Whirlwind Horse
Facilities Manager
Oglala Sioux Tribe Education Agency, Kyle, SD

Mr. Jeff Seidel
Senior Vice President
Dougherty & Company, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

Mr. Stephen Hockins
Strategic Planner
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Choctaw, MS

The Honorable Darrell Shay
Vice Chairman
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, ID

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice:
Roundtable Discussion on "Building Native America Together: Infrastructure Innovation and Improvements for the New Administration and Indian Country." (March 15, 2017)

Related Stories:
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (03/09)
Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance (03/06)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Committee schedules roundtable on infrastructure (03/06)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on Trump administration 'priorities' (02/20)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sen. John Hoeven raises red flags in Indian Country (02/20)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances nine bills at first meeting (02/09)
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (2/8)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for first oversight hearing (2/7)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs moves quickly on bipartisan bills (2/6)
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens new consultation on infrastructure (02/01)
Leaders of key Senate panel divided on Dakota Access Pipeline (01/30)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs comes under new leadership (01/06)

Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (5/24)
Northwest tribes slam Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (5/24)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (5/24)
Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports jury conviction of non-Indian offender (5/24)
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (5/24)
Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (5/24)
Eastern Cherokee chief questions fairness of impeachment hearing (5/24)
Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe (5/24)
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (5/24)
President Trump confirms Indian Country's worst fears with budget (5/23)
Office of Special Trustee pitches lower budget as 'taxpayer' savings (5/23)
Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm our people (5/23)
Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota (5/23)
Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico (5/23)
Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico (5/23)
Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (5/23)
Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project (5/23)
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (5/23)
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (5/22)
Landowners on 2 reservations in Nebraska receive buy-back offers (5/22)
Human Rights Complaint: 'We are only letting the white people in' (5/22)
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republicans (5/22)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (5/22)
Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history (5/22)
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Peltier remained in prison (5/22)
Tiffany Midge: A response to winning the cultural appropriation prize (5/22)
André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories (5/22)
Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (5/22)
Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief (5/22)
Top Interior pick contradicts Trump on 'race' and Indian programs (5/19)
Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (5/19)
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (5/19)
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (5/19)
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (5/19)
Indian Country braces for worst with Trump's planned budget cuts (5/18)
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (5/18)
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (5/18)
Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Native people rages unabated (5/18)
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (5/18)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant goes on trial (5/18)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays money to address federal audit (5/18)
House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (5/18)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.