Published April 6, 2016
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, April 6 at 2:15 PM EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills:
- 2304, the Tribal Early Childhood, Education, and Related Services Integration Act, a bill to provide for tribal demonstration projects for the integration of early childhood development, education, including Native language and culture, and related services, for evaluation of those demonstration projects, and for other purposes;
- 2468, the Safe Academic Facilities and Environments for Tribal Youth Act (SAFETY Act), a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to carry out a 5-year demonstration program to provide grants to eligible Indian tribes for the construction of tribal schools, and for other purposes;
- 2580, the Reforming American Indian Standards of Education Act of 2016 (RAISE Act), a bill to establish the Indian Education Agency to streamline the administration of Indian education, and for other purposes; and
- 2711, the Native American Education Opportunity Act, a bill to expand opportunity for Native American children through additional options in education, and for other purposes.
WHAT: A committee legislative hearing
WHEN: 2:15 PM EDT, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
WHERE: 628 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
Mr. Lawrence S. Roberts
Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Carlyle Begay
Arizona State Senator – District 7, Arizona State Senate, Phoenix, Arizona
Ms. Patricia Whitefoot
President, National Indian Education Association, Washington, D.C.
Sandra Boham, Ed.D
President, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana