San Carlos Irrigation Project – Indian Works – Pima Agency
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 10, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on the status of irrigation projects throughout Indian country.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs operates over 100 irrigation systems across Indian Country, including 15 revenue-generating irrigation projects that have well-documented maintenance needs. The Committee will receive testimony from the Department of the Interior regarding their recent activities to improve the services they provide to tribes and individual Indians through irrigation projects on reservations. The Committee will also hear the views of tribal leaders and officials about how irrigation projects are managed and any improvements that can be made.
WHAT: Committee oversight hearing on irrigation projects
WHEN: 2:30 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2014
WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building
LIVE VIDEO and witness testimony will be provided at indian.senate.gov.
MR. LARRY ROBERTS, Principal Deputy Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
THE HONORABLE DARRIN OLD COYOTE, Chairman, Crow Tribe of Montana, Crow Agency, Montana
THE HONORABLE STUART PAISANO, Governor, Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico, Bernalillo, New Mexico
THE HONORBALE RUTH JIM, Council member, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, Toppenish, Washington
MR. MICHAEL T. COTTENOIR, Tribal Water Engineer, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of Wind River Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Wyoming