Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on Indian youth suicide.

The hearing was the third on the subject. In June 2005, the committee held a hearing in Washington. In May 2005, the committee held a field hearing in North Dakota.

The committee took a short recess after the first panel to vote. The hearing resumed shortly after.

You can listen to audio files of the hearing. All are in MP3 format.
Introduction - 10:11 - 2.3MB

Panel 1
Testimony - 20:59 - 4.8MB | Q&A - 23:34 - 5.4MB
Deputy Director for Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Accompanied by:
MR. CHET EAGLEMAN, Acting Chief, Division of Human Services;
MR. KEVIN SKENANDORE, Acting Director, Office of Indian Education Programs; and
MR. PETER MAYBEE, Assistant to the Deputy Bureau Director, Law Enforcement Services

Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Accompanied by:
MR. JON PEREZ, Director, Indian Health Service Division of Behavior Health, Rockville, Maryland

A.C.S.W., Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Panel 2
Testimony - 26:26 - 6.0MB | Q&A - 10:54 - 2.5MB
Director, Division of Health Programs, White Mountain Apache Tribe
Accompanied by:
DR. NORINE ASHLEY, PsyD, Director, Apache Behavioral Health Services, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, Arizona
MR. FREDERICK L. HUBBARD, Associate Director, Community Relations, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Whiteriver, Arizona

Chairman, Alaska State Suicide Prevention Council, and 1st Vice President, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska

Director, One Sky Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Project Director, Native Aspirations Project
The hearing starts at 9:30am. It should be broadcast online at

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