WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), passed S. 2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act (RESPECT Act), during a committee business meeting. The RESPECT Act was introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD).
During the business meeting, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the SCIA, highlighted what the legislation intended to accomplish.
“On April 13, 2016, Senator Rounds introduced S. 2796, along with Senator Lankford,” said Chairman Barrasso. “This bill is an important step in repealing and eliminating a host of ill-conceived laws aimed at Native Americans.
“Most of these laws are not enforced and Congress has disavowed long ago the policies underlying these laws. While this bill can’t rewrite history, it could help reinforce contemporary policies of self-determination and move forward our government-to-government relationship.”
Click here to watch the entire business meeting in full.
Barrasso, McCain to Hold Roundtable Discussion in Arizona with Leaders of the Navajo Nation
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Sep 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 PM MDT, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and former committee chairman and current committee member, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will hold a roundtable discussion on “Safeguarding Tribal Sovereignty, Economic Development, and Education on the Navajo Nation.” The roundtable will take place at the Karigan Professional Building Complex in St. Michaels, Arizona.
The discussion will include the Honorable Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation; the Honorable Jonathan Nez, vice president of the Navajo Nation; and the Honorable LoRenzo Bates, speaker of the Navajo Nation Council.
WHAT: A roundtable discussion on “Safeguarding Tribal Sovereignty,
Economic Development, and Education on the Navajo Nation.”
WHEN: 1:30 PM MDT, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
WHERE: Highway 264, 100 Taylor Road
Karigan Professional Building
St. Michaels, Arizona 86511