Congressional Hearings (Indian issues) this week

by Dec 1, 2009NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10am

The House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 725 “Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009” in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC.


Panel 1 –

Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)

Panel 2 –

Larry Parkinson, Deputy Asst. Secretary Department of the Interior

Panel 3 –

Shan Lewis, president of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

Jewell James, policy advisor Lummi Indian Nation

Michael “NaNa Ping” Garcia, president Indian Arts & Crafts Association


Thursday, Dec. 3 at 2:15pm

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on “Expanding Dental Health Care in Indian Country” and one on “Promises Made, Promises Broken:  The Impact of Chronic Underfunding of Contract Health Services” at 838 Hart Office Building in Washington, DC. 


Dr. Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S, president American Dental Assoc.

Evangelyn “Angel” Dotomain, president/CEO Alaska Native Health Board

Patricia Tarren, staff pediatric dentist Department of Dentistry at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.