Oversight Hearing

Oversight Hearing on the “Status of Telecommunications in Indian Country”

Date: May 22, 2003
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Russell
Room: 485


Panel 1

Panel I

Mr. K. Dane Snowden

Chief, Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C.

Panel I

Ms. Hilda Gay Legg

Administrator, Rural Utilities Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.

Panel I

Ms. Nancy J. Victory

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.

Panel 2

Panel II

Mr. Kade L. Twist

Kade L. Twist Consulting
Tempe, AZ

Panel II

Ms. Marcia Warren Edelman

Native Networking Policy Center
Reston, VA

Panel 3

Panel III

The Honorable Richard P. Narcia

Gila River Indian Community
Sacaton, AZ - Accompanied by: MR. ROBIN N. FOHRENKAM, Chairman and President, Gila River Telecommunications, Inc., Chandler, AZ

Panel III

The Honorable Nora McDowell

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
Needles, CA

Panel III

Ms. Madonna Peltier Yawakie

Turtle Island Communications, Inc.
Fort Yates, ND

Panel 4

Panel IV

Dr. Gerald "Carty" Monette

Turtle Mountain Community College
Belcourt, ND

Panel IV

Mr. Elsun Lauesen

Director of Technology
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
Portland, OR - Accompanied by: MS. VALERIE FAST-HORSE, Co-Chair, Telecommunications and Utility Committee, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Portland, OR, and Director, Management Information Systems, Coeur d-Alene Tribe of Idaho, Plummer, ID

Panel IV

Mr. Denis Turner

Executive Director, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
Tribal Digital Village
Valley Center, CA - Accompanied by: Mr. Matt Rattan

Panel IV

The Honorable Cora Whiting-Hildebrand

Council Member
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Pine Ridge, SD

Panel IV

Mr. Gene Dejordy

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Western Wireless Corporation
Bellevue, WA

Panel IV

Ms. Roanne Robinson Shaddox

Senior Advisor
External Relations Privacy Council
Washington, D.C.

Panel IV

Mr. Mike Strand

CEO and General Counsel
Montana Independent Telecommunications Systems
Helena, MT