Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills

A home at Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico in 1910. Photo from Library of Congress

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a legislative hearing on Wednesday.

Three bills are on the agenda. They are:
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act. The bill recognizes the "inherent authority" of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug-related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes against tribal law enforcement officers.
S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.
S.2920, the Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization Act of 2016. The bill reauthorizes several key provisions of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010.

The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:
Mr. Michael S. Black
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tracy Toulou
Director, Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable J. Michael Chavarria
Governor, Santa Clara Pueblo, Espanola, NM

The Honorable Dana Buckles
Councilman, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, Poplar, MT

The Honorable Alfred Urbina
Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson, AZ

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice:
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 2785, S. 2916, & S. 2920 (May 18, 2016)

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