The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled, “Oversight Hearing on Native Communities’ Priorities for the 118th Congress” on Wednesday, March 8th at 2:30 p.m. - EST.

In order to set the priorities, the Committee will  hear directly from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian leaders to help guide the Committee’s work for the 118th Congress.

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

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Schatz and Murkowski to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing.


  •         The Honorable Fawn Sharp, President, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC
  •         The Honorable Thomas Lozano, Chairman, Board of Directors, National American Indian Housing Council, Oroville, CA
  •         The Honorable Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey, Chair, Board of Trustees, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Honolulu, HI
  •         Ms. Nicole Borromeo, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, AK
  •         Ms. Kari Jo Lawrence, Executive Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Billings, MT
  •         Mr. Rico Frias, Executive Director, Native American Financial Officers Association, Washington, DC
  •         Ms. Tesia Zientek, President, Board of Directors, National Indian Education Association, Washington, DC


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET


Live video of the event will be available here.

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