Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Field Hearing in North Dakota on Indian Children’s Safety

Cankdeska Cikana Community College will host the U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs on Friday

Published April 20, 2017

FORT TOTTEN, NORTH DAKOTA  — On Friday, April 21 at 1:00 PM CDT, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead a field oversight hearing on “Safeguarding to the Seventh Generation: Protection and Justice for Indian Children and the Implementation of the Native American Children’s Safety Act of 2016.”

The hearing will take place in Fort Totten, North Dakota, at Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

DETAILS:

WHAT:      A field oversight hearing on “Safeguarding to the Seventh Generation:

Protection and Justice for Indian Children and the Implementation of the Native American Children’s Safety Act of 2016.”

WHEN:       1:00 PM CDT, Friday, April 21, 2017

WHERE:    Spirit Lake Tribe

                    Cankdeska Cikana Community College Auditorium

                    214 1st Avenue

                    Fort Totten, ND 58335

Written witness testimony will be available here.

WITNESSES:

Mr. Michael S. Black

Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Nikki Hatch

Regional Administrator for the Administration for Children and Families, Region 8, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Denver, Colorado

The Honorable Myra Pearson

Chairwoman, Spirit Lake Tribe, Fort Totten, North Dakota

Cynthia Lindquist, Ph.D.

President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, North Dakota

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