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U.S. Department of the Interior

On Wednesday, September 14, Department of the Interior leaders will testify before two House Natural Resources Subcommittees to highlight the Department’s commitment to strengthening Indian Country.

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland will testify before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands on tribal co-stewardship of public lands. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Wizipan Garriott will testify before the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples on a variety of bills impacting Indian Country.

The Biden-Harris administration is employing an all-of-government approach to Indian Country by strengthening tribal sovereignty, self-governance, and co-stewardship of public lands and waters, honoring the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes, and upholding trust and treaty responsibilities.

House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Hearing

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  • WHAT: Legislative hearing on tribal cultural resource protection bills
  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 AM ET
  • WHERE: Subcommittee YouTube page

House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples Hearing

  • WHAT: Legislative hearing on a variety of bills impacting Indian Country
  • WHEN: Wednesday, September 14 at 1:00 PM ET
  • WHERE: Subcommittee YouTube page

About the U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.

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