08.11.2011 0

Senate Committee Off to Maui on Taxpayer-funded Trip!

Maui Beach HotelNext week, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a field hearing—in Maui, Hawaii! This taxpayer-all-expenses-paid field trip for Senate staffers will be addressing “Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities”, but after that? Members and their staffs are likely to head out for a night on the town.

The nations has been downgraded, the economy is crashing, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has decided a hearing is needed—in Maui!

Here’s the details:

OVERSIGHT FIELD HEARING on “Strengthening Self-Sufficiency: Overcoming Barriers to Economic Development in Native Communities”
Wednesday, August 17 2011
9:00AM
Maui Beach Hotel 170 Kaahumanu Avenue Kahului, HI 96732
Description:
Witnesses
Panel #  0

Mr. Jack Stevens
Chief of the Division of Economic Development
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Michelle Kauhane
Deputy Director
State of Hawaii, Department of Hawaii Home Lands, Honolulu, HI

Panel #  1
Mr. Brian Patterson
President
United South and Eastern Tribes, Nashville, TN

Ms. Robin Danner
President/CEO
Council for Native American Advancement, Honolulu, HI

Panel #  2
The Honorable Nathan Small
Chairman
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, ID

The Honorable W. Ron Allen
Tribal Chair
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Sequim, WA

Mr. Michael Hudson
Operations Manager
Wow Farm, Inc., Kamuela, HI

And here’s where it’s being held: http://www.mauibeachhotel.net/hotel_overview.htm

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