US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Irrigation Products in Indian Country

San Carlos Irrigation Project - Indian Works - Pima Agency

San Carlos Irrigation Project – Indian Works – Pima Agency

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, September 10, the United States  Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on the status of irrigation projects throughout Indian country.

Capitol BuildingThe Bureau of Indian Affairs operates over 100 irrigation systems across Indian Country, including 15 revenue-generating irrigation projects that have well-documented maintenance needs. The Committee will receive testimony from the Department of the Interior regarding their recent activities to improve the services they provide to tribes and individual Indians through irrigation projects on reservations. The Committee will also hear the views of tribal leaders and officials about how irrigation projects are managed and any improvements that can be made.


WHAT: Committee oversight hearing on irrigation projects

WHEN: 2:30 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WHERE: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

LIVE VIDEO and witness testimony will be provided at


Panel I

MR. LARRY ROBERTS, Principal Deputy Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

Panel II

THE HONORABLE DARRIN OLD COYOTE, Chairman, Crow Tribe of Montana, Crow Agency, Montana

THE HONORABLE STUART PAISANO, Governor, Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico, Bernalillo, New Mexico

THE HONORBALE RUTH JIM, Council member, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, Toppenish, Washington

MR. MICHAEL T. COTTENOIR, Tribal Water Engineer, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes of Wind River Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Wyoming


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