The U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. will hold a legislative hearing to receive testimony on:
- S.3123, a bill to amend the Siletz Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and for other purposes;
- S.3126, a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, and for other purposes;
- S.3273, the Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act; and
- S.3381, the Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act of 2021.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead the hearing. Testimony from the Department of the Interior and tribal leaders and stakeholders on the four bills will be heard.
Prior to the legislative hearing, the committee will hold a business meeting to consider S.2264, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2021.
WHAT: Schatz to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing.
- Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
- The Honorable Delores Pigsley, Chairman, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Siletz, Oregon
- The Honorable Cheryle Kennedy, Chairwoman, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Grand Ronde, Oregon
- The Honorable Reid Milanovich, Vice-Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Palm Springs, California
- Sharon Vogel, Executive Director, Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Eagle Butte, South Dakota
WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. HT
HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.
More Stories Like ThisNative News Weekly (October 2, 2022): D.C. Briefs
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Citizen, Justice Mark Montour, Appointed State Appellate Court Justice
Hundreds Gather in St. Paul for Boarding School Survivors Candlelight Vigil
Walk to Freedom for Leonard Peltier Halfway to Washington
President Biden Welcomes a “Conversation” about Atlanta Braves’s Name and the Infamous Tomahawk Chop
Do you appreciate a Native perspective on the news?
For the past decade-plus, we’ve covered the important Indigenous stories that are often overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the toppling of colonizer statues during the racial equity protests, to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools, we have been there to provide a Native perspective and elevate Native voices.
Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation this month to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps us remain a force for change in Indian Country and continue telling the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked. Most often, our donors make a one-time gift of $20 or more, while many choose to make a recurring monthly donation of $5 or $10. Whatever you can do, it helps fund our Indigenous-led newsroom and our ability to cover Native news.
Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.