Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on budget

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its first oversight hearing of the 112th Congress this morning.

The committee heard from federal officials and tribal leaders about funding for Indian programs. The hearing lasted about 2.5 hours.
Opening Statements (13:45)

Panel # 1
Testimony (13:55) | Q&A (58:00)
The Honorable Larry J. Echo Hawk
Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

The Honorable Yvette Roubideaux
Director, Indian Health Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel # 2
Testimony (31:16) | Q&A (9:20)
The Honorable W. Ron Allen
Treasurer, National Congress of American Indians, and Chairman, Jamestown S'KIaIlam Tribe

Ms. Mary Jane Wak Wak
President, National Indian Education Association

The Honorable Earl J. Barbry Sr
Chairman, United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., and Chairman, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

The Honorable James Steele, Jr
First Vice-President, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Council Member, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

Panel # 3
Testimony / End (25:36)
The Honorable John BlackHawk
Chairman, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

The Honorable Michael O. Finley
Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The Honorable Walter Dasheno
Governor, Pueblo of Santa Clara

Committee Hearing:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for Tribal Programs (March 15, 2011)

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