Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Business Meeting & Legislative Hearing

Capitol BuildingPublished November 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 2:15 PM EST, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA)will hold a business meeting to consider S. 817, a bill to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; and S. 818, a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes.

Immediately following the business meeting, the SCIA will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following bills:

  • S. 410, a bill to strengthen Indian education, and for other purposes;
  • S. 1163, a bill to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American Languages; and
  • S. 1928, the “Native Educator Support and Training Act,” a bill to support the education of Indian children.


WHAT:        A committee business meeting to consider S. 817 and S. 818. The business meeting will be followed by a legislative hearing.

WHEN:         2:15 PM EST, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

WHERE:      628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and written witness testimony will be provided at


The Honorable Lillian Sparks

Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Robert Moquino

First Lieutenant Governor, Pueblo of Acoma, Acoma, NM

Dr. Glenabah Martinez

Associate Professor, Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Ms. Michelle Accardi

Director, State Policy and Outreach, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, VA

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