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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.”

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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.

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