Senate Indian Affairs Committee to Webcast Hearing on Language-Based Education

This Thursday, May 26, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be holding an oversight hearing on Native languages and education. The hearing, titled “In Our Way: Expanding the Success of Native Language & Culture-Based Education,” is scheduled to take place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Members of the public who are unable to attend in person can view a webcast of the proceedings. Visit the United States Committee on Indian Affairs website for details.

The following witnesses will testify at the hearing:
Panel # 1
Ms. Namaka Rawlins
‘Aha Punana Leo ! UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language, Hilo, Hawaii

Mr. Larry Lasley
Meskwaki Settlement School Board, Tama, Iowa

Mr. Alvin Parker
Ka Waihona O ka Na’auao Public Charter School, Waianae, Hawaii

Mr. Kevin Shendo
Education Director
Pueblo of Jemez Department of Education, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico

Panel # 2
Ms. Jana Harcharek
lnupiaq Education, North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, Alaska

Dr. David Beaulieu
Professor and Assistant to the Provost and Vice Chancellor
American Indian Programs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Shawn Kanaiaupuni
Ph.D., Division Director
Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, Hawaii

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