Committees to Hold Bicameral Roundtable Discussion on Infrastructure Innovation in Indian Country

Published March 15, 2017 

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m.- EDT, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a bicameral roundtable discussion on “Building Native America Together: Infrastructure Innovation and Improvements for the New Administration and Indian Country.”

The roundtable will feature four panels. The first will focus on transportation infrastructure, the second on water infrastructure, the third on connectivity and broadband, and the fourth on community development.

DETAILS:

WHAT:       A bicameral roundtable discussion on “Building Native America

Together: Infrastructure Innovation and Improvements for the New Administration and Indian Country.”

WHEN:        2:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WHERE:     Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50

Live video will be provided at indian.senate.gov.

PANELISTS:

Panel I – Transportation Infrastructure

Mr. Delbert Rexford

Special Assistant and Advisor to the President

Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)

The Honorable Edward Manuel

Chairman

Tohono O’odham Nation

The Honorable Leslie Shakespeare

Councilman

Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation

Panel II – Water Infrastructure

Mr. William Rudnicki

Tribal Administrator

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota

The Honorable James Floyd

Principal Chief

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Mr. Ryan Rusche

Tribal Attorney

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

Panel III – Connectivity/Broadband

Ms. Belinda Nelson

Chairperson

Gila River Telecommunication, Inc.

Mr. Derek Dyson

Attorney (Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke)

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Panel IV – Community Development

Mr. Jon Whirlwind Horse

Facilities Manager

Oglala Sioux Tribe Education Agency

Mr. Jeff Seidel

Senior Vice President

Dougherty & Company LLC

Mr. Stephen Hockins

Strategic Planner

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

The Honorable Darrell Shay

Vice Chairman

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

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