facebook app symbol  twitter  linkedin  instagram 1

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host a legislative hearing on S.465, the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act, and S.2695, the Parity for Law Enforcement Act on Wednesday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. - EDT.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, will lead the hearing.

Never miss Indian Country’s biggest stories and breaking news. Sign up to get our reporting sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning. 

Prior to the legislative hearing, the Committee will hold a business meeting to consider five bills –

Event Details:


Schatz and Murkowski to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing


  • The Honorable Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs – U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
  • The Honorable Mark Macarro, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Chris Sutter, Chief of Police, Tulalip Tribal Police Department, Tulalip, WA


TOMORROW, May 1, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. EDT


Live video of the event will be available here.

More Stories Like This

Former Sault Ste. Marie Chairperson Aaron Payment Making Comeback in Tribal Politics
California Assembly Passes Three Bills Aimed to Reduce Disproportionate Rates of Violence Against Native Americans
Eight Saint Regis Mohawk Citizens Arrested in Landback Protest
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Hearing on Public Safety in Indian Country
Native Bidaské with Kevin Sharp on Leonard Peltier’s Upcoming Parole Hearing

These stories must be heard.

This May, we are highlighting our coverage of Indian boarding schools and their generational impact on Native families and Native communities. Giving survivors of boarding schools and their descendants the opportunity to share their stories is an important step toward healing — not just because they are speaking, but because they are being heard. Their stories must be heard. Help our efforts to make sure Native stories and Native voices are heard in 2024. Please consider a recurring donation to help fund our ongoing coverage of Indian boarding schools. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous-centered journalism. Thank you.

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.
Native News Online is one of the most-read publications covering Indian Country and the news that matters to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous people. Reach out to us at [email protected].