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.
- 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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