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Chancellor travels to Colorado for Senate Committee hearing

Posted by Melissa Weber on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012


Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson traveled to Denver, Colorado on August 22 to participate in a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) organized by Colorado Senator Michael F. Bennett. Chancellor Johnson was among a number of national, educational, and Native American leaders who spoke in support of U.S. Senate Bill 3504 entitled the "Native American Indian Education Act of 2012." SB3504 will help fulfill the Federal mandate to provide higher educational opportunities for Native Americans.

Co-sponsors of the bill include Senators Daniel Akaka, Mark Begich, Amy Klobuchar, Mark Udall, and Al Franken. A similar bill was introduced in the House in 2011 but has not yet been heard.

SB3504 was referred to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Photo: Chancellor Johnson with Senator Bennett