Full Committee Hearing

Opportunities and Challenges for Economic Development in Indian Country

Date:   Thursday, November 10, 2011 Time:   10:00 AM

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COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled “Opportunities and Challenges for Economic Development in Indian Country”. The witnesses will be: Mr. Mark Tilsen, President, Native American Natural Foods; Mr. Martin Olsson, President, Eagle Bank; Ms. Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund; and Ms. Sue Woodrow, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Additional witness may be announced at a later date. All hearings are webcasted live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-7391 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statements

  1. Senator Tim Johnson

Witness Panel 1

  1. Mr. Dante Desiderio
    Executive Director
    Native American Finance Officers Association
  2. Ms. Tanya Fiddler
    Executive Director
    Four Bands Community Fund
  3. Mr. Martin Olsson
    Eagle Bank
  4. Mr. Mark Tilsen
    Native American Natural Foods
  5. Ms. Sue Woodrow
    Community Development Advisor
    Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis