1998- Senate Hearing: S. 2097 TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS INVOLVING INDIAN TRIBES

“Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing on S. 2097, the Indian Tribal Conflict Resolution, Tort Claims and Risk Management Act. This year, the committee has held a series of hearings on Tribal Sovereign Immunity.

We know that Sovereign Immunity, which is held in varying degrees by the Federal and State Governments as well, is necessary because a government cannot operate if eve action results in a trip to court. However, in these hearings we heard the other side. Witnesses told of problems encountered by people living on or near reservations, including enrolled members of tribes who cannot sue their tribal governments, some are old war stories and some are personal grievances that should not involve the legal system, but there are several real problems that we should address.

This legislation is proposed to resolve two of these problems: Collection of State taxes on sales to non-Indians and the ability to be compensated for an injury when a Tribal Government is responsible.”

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates

 

Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)