Committee to Hold Business Meeting & Oversight Hearing on BIE School Safety

Published May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, May 16 at 2:30 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider:

·        S.1400, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017; and

·        S. 2804, the Cultivating Resources, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Sustainability (CROPS) for Indian Country Act.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee oversight hearing titled “Protecting the Next Generation: Safety and Security at Bureau of Indian Education Schools.”

DETAILS:

WHAT:         A committee business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing titled “Protecting the Next Generation: Safety and Security at Bureau of Indian Education Schools.”

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WHERE:       628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided here.

WITNESSES:

Mr. Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Ms. Cecelia Fire Thunder, President, Oglala Lakota Nation Education Coalition, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Mr. Gary Lujan, Director of Trust Land and Security, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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