fbpx
 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indians will hear testimony today, Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET, on federal programs that help provide Native businesses with equitable access to capital markets.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi) will lead the oversight hearing titled, “Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success.”

Want more Native News? Get the free daily newsletter today.

Those providing testimony will be from the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Energy and experts from Native communities on federal programs.

WHAT: Schatz to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing.

WITNESSES:

  • Wizipan Garriott, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
  • Janie Hipp, General Counsel, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
  • Wahleah Johns, Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
  • Lexie Holden, Associate Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Billings, MT
  • J.T. Willie, Division of Economic Development, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ
  • J. Kukui Maunakea-Forth, Founder and Executive Director, MA‘O Organic Farms, Wai‘anae, HI
  • Gary Hennigh, City Administrator, City of King Cove, Anchorage, AK

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. HT

HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.

More Stories Like This

Representation Matters: Tlingit Woman Joins NBC News as Contributor on Native issues
Native News Weekly (May 22, 2022): D.C. Briefs
WATCH:  Native Bidaske featuring Bryan Newland, the Interior Department’s assistant secretary of Indian Affairs
Georgia Republican Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Kandiss Taylor Makes Stupid, Crass Comment about Native Americans, the First Amendment, Georgia, and Jesus
Navajo Citizen Judge Sunshine Sykes Confirmed to Serve as U.S. District Court Judge

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online StaffEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.