Indian Affairs Committee meeting and hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a business meeting and an oversight hearing this morning.

The business meeting lasted about 8 and a half minutes. The committee considered and approved the following bills and approved the nominees for the IAIA board:
Audio: Business Meeting

• S. 2087, the Native American Omnibus Technical Corrections Act of 2007
S. 2062, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007
S. 1779, the Tribal Health Promotion and Tribal Colleges and Universities Advancement Act of 2007
S. 1347, a bill to amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to modify the date as of which certain tribal land of the Lytton Rancheria of California is deemed to be held in trust and to provide for the conduct of certain activities on the land
• Nominations to be Members of the Board of Trustees, Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
The meeting was followed by an oversight hearing on the prevalence of violence against Indian women. Download clips of the testimony below:
Audio: Opening Statements | Testimony | Q&A

MS ALEX ARRIAGA
Director- Government Relations, Amnesty International, USA

MS JAMI ROZELL
Educator- Survivor citizen of the Cherokee Nation

MS TAMMY M. YOUNG
Co-Director, Alaska Native Women's Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

MS KAREN ARTICHOKER
Director- Sacred Circle

MS DORMA SAHNEYAH
Chief Prosecutor, Hopi Tribe

MR RIYAZ KANJI
Founding Partner, Kanji & Katzen, PLLC
The meeting and hearing should be available at http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram.

Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on the prevalence of violence against Indian women (September 27, 2007)

Amnesty International Report:
Full Report | Press Release

Online Discussion:
Violence against Native American and Alaska Native Women (April 24, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Join Voices with Native American and Alaska Native Women and Take Action to Stop the Violence - http://www.amnestyusa.org/maze

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