Note: Video feed from Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will begin shortly before 2:30pm Eastern on October 20, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts roundtable on economic sovereignty
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Indianz.Com

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

The roundtable is entitled “Investing in Economic Sovereignty: Leveraging Federal Financing for New and Sustained Development in Native Communities.” The committee will learn how leveraging federal financing can advance the economic sovereignty of Native communities.

Brian Schatz
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs during the 117th Congress. Photo: Senate Committe on Indian Affairs

Federal officials, Native leaders and Native financial organizations will testify at the roundtable. The witness list follows:

Mr. Clint Hastings
Associate Program Manager for Native Initiatives
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
U.S. Department of Treasury
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Fatima Abbas
Senior Advisor
Office of Recovery Programs
U.S. Department of Treasury
Washington, D.C.

Ms. K. Denise Edwards
Acting Director of the Office of Indian Economic Development and
Chief of the Division of Economic Development
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Casey Lozar
Vice President
Center for Indian Country Development
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Honorable Arlan Melendez
Chairman
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Reno, Nevada

Mr. Kūhiō Lewis
President & Chief Executive Officer
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)
Kapolei, Hawaii

Mr. Richard Frias
Executive Director
Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA)
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Pete Upton
Board Chairman
Native CDFI Network (NCN)
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Carl Marrs
Chief Executive Officer
Old Harbor Native Corporation
Old Harbor, Alaska

The roundtable is taking place at 2:30pm Eastern in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A livestream is being provided at indian.senate.gov.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice
Roundtable discussion on “Investing in Economic Sovereignty: Leveraging Federal Financing for New and Sustained Development in Native Communities” (October 20, 2021)