Senate Hearing on S. 1287, Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project Act

Senate hearing on S. 1287, The Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project Act.


Allen, William Ron, Chairman, Jamestown Klallam Tribe

Anderson, Marge, Chief Executive, Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians

Brown, Eddie, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, BIA, Department of the Interior

Cagey, Henry, Chairman, Lummi Indian Nation, and Chairman, Lummi Business Council

DeLaCruz, Joseph, President, Quinault Indian Nation, and President, Quinault Business Committee

Inouye, Hon. Daniel K., U.S. Senator from Hawaii, Chairman, Select Committee on Indian Affairs

James, Gerald, Program Manager, Lummi Indian Business Council

Manatowa, Elmer, Principal Chief, Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma,

Mankiller, Wilma, Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation

McCain, Hon. John, U.S. Senator from Arizona, Vice Chairman, Select Committee on Indian Affairs

Phillips, Dale, Chairman, Cocopah Tribal Council

Risling, Dale, Chairman, Hoopa Indian Tribe

Smith, Ken, Chief Executive Officer, Warm Springs Tribe

Stitt, Richard, Self-Governance Coordinator, Central Council, Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska


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

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

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)