- By Native News Online Staff
WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on seven bills that deal with water, land and patrimony of tribal objects on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
Testimony will be heard on S. 2165, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2019; S. 2716, A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes; S. 2912, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act; S. 3019, the Montana Water Rights Protection Act; S. 3044, the Western Tribal Water Infrastructure Act of 2019; S. 3099, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2019; and S. 3100, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2019.
WHAT: A committee legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 2165, S. 2716, S. 2912, S. 3019, S. 3044, S. 3099 & S. 3100
WHEN: 2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 24, 2020
WHERE: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building with the live webcast and written testimony available on the committee website here.
In accordance with guidance from the Senate Sergeant at Arms, the Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the hearing room will be closed to the general public. Two seats will be available for media in the hearing room on a first-come, first-served basis. The hearing will be live webcast here.
THE HONORABLE TIM PETTY, Assistant Secretary, Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
DARRYL LACOUNTE, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
Support Independent Indigenous Journalism
Native News Online is an independent, Indigenous-led newsroom with a crucial mission: We want to change the narrative about Indian Country. We do this by producing intelligent, fact-based journalism that tells the full story from all corners of Indian Country. We pride ourselves on covering the tribes you may have never heard of before and by respecting and listening to the communities we serve through our reporting. As newsrooms across the country continue to shrink, coverage of Indian Country is more important than ever, and we are committed to filling this ever-present hole in journalism.
Because we believe everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities, the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers. But we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Native News Online so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount, big or small, gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.