Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Oversight Hearing on Native Youth Suicides

Capitol BuildingWASHINGTON — Suicides among Native youth are at epidemic rates on some American Indian reservations.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm -EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold an oversight hearing on demanding results to end Native youth suicides. The hearing is entitled, “Demanding Results to End Native Youth Suicides.”

DETAILS:

WHAT:          

A Committee oversight hearing on “Demanding Results to End Native Youth Suicides.”

WHEN:        

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 2:15 pm – EDT

WHERE:     

628 Senate Dirksen Office Building

Live video and witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.

WITNESSES:

The Honorable Robert G. McSwain, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable John Yellow Bird Steele, President, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

The Honorable Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Chairman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, Minnesota

Teresa D. Lafromboise, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, California

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