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U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. HT, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will lead an oversight hearing titled, “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act’s Promise After 30 Years of Practice.”

Chairman Schatz and the committee will hear from the National Park Service, the Government Accountability Office, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) practitioners on lessons learned over the past thirty years since enactment of the groundbreaking law and areas where Congress can help improve implementation.

Tomorrow, February 2, 2022

WHAT: Schatz to lead Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing.

WITNESSES:

  • Joy Beasley, Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Anna Maria Ortiz, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
  • Carmen Hulu Lindsey, Chair, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dr. Valerie Grussing, Executive Director, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Rosita Worl, President, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Juneau, Alaska

WHEN: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. HT

HOW TO JOIN: Access the live stream here.

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