August 9, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Field Hearing on Empowering Native Youth >>

August 9th, 2011

August 9, 2011, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Field Hearing on Empowering Native Youth

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled an oversight field hearing in Poplar, MT, on empowering native youth. The hearing titled, “Empowering Native Youth to Reclaim their Future,” will take place on Tuesday, August 9th at 1:30 p.m. MST at the Poplar High School located at 400 4th Avenue West, Poplar, MT. The witness panel will include:

  • The Honorable Rusty Stafne, Chairman, Fort Peck Tribes, Poplar, MT;
  • Ms. Deborah Halliday, Policy Advisor for Community Learning Partnerships, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT;
  • Mr. Richard Manning, Research Associate, National Native Children’s Trauma Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT;
  • Miss Fanci Jackson, Fort Peck Youth Council Member, Fort Peck Tribes, Poplar, MT;
  • Dr. Rose Weahkee, Ph.D., Director, Division of Behavioral Health, IHS, HHS, Rockville, MD;
  • Mr. Edward F. Parisian, Billings Regional Director for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Billings, MT; and
  • Dr. Richard McKeon, Lead Public Health Advisor, Suicide Prevention Team, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, HHS, Rockville, MD.

The record will be open for two weeks after the hearing for written comments.

For more information about the hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://indian.senate.gov/

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