The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing entitled “Voting Matters in Native Communities” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. – EDT. The Committee is chaired by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi).
Chairman Schatz and the Committee will hear from tribal leaders and Native voting rights advocates about ongoing challenges to exercising the right to vote in Indian Country and consider the less-formally documented Native Hawaiian voter experience.
Want more Native News? Get the free daily newsletter today.
Prior to the oversight hearing, the committee will hold a business meeting on H.R.1688, the Native American Child Protection Act.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021
WHAT: Schatz to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing.
- The Honorable Janet Davis, Chairwoman, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Nixon, Nevada
- The Honorable Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, D.C.
- The Honorable Julie Kitka, President, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, Alaska
- Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Director, Indian Legal Clinic, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
- Ms. Jacqueline De León, Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, Colorado
- Mr. Nāʻālehu Anthony, Community Advocate and Principal of Palikū Films, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 8:30 a.m. HDT
HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.
More Stories Like ThisHouse Passes Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Deal; How Native American Members of Congress Voted
History Made as First Navajo Appointed U.S. Federal Judge in California
California Bill Aims to Increase State Funding for Tribal Housing
Navajo Nation Leaders Recognized the Fallen on Memorial Day
This Day in History — May 28, 1830, Andrew Jackson Signs Indian Removal Act
Native News is free to read.
We hope you enjoyed the story you've just read. For the past dozen years, we’ve covered the most important news stories that are usually overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools.
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 to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps. Most readers donate between $10 and $25 to help us cover the costs of salaries, travel and maintaining our digital platforms. If you’re in a position to do so, we ask you to consider making a recurring donation of $12 per month to join the Founder's Circle. All donations help us remain a force for change in Indian Country and tell the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.
Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.