Raul Ruiz

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Raul Ruiz


From: The Honorable Raul Ruiz
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Date: 9/19/2016

House Committee on Natural Resources – Democrats Forum
Taking a Stand:
Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Resources at Standing Rock
Thursday, September 22, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
210 Cannon House Office Building


Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to a House Committee on Natural Resources-Democrats forum. The forum, titled
Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Sites at Standing Rock, will be held on
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building. The forum will examine the Federal trust responsibility to tribes, tribal sovereignty, and treaty obligations; the moral and legal obligations
to protect sacred sites and Native American cultural resources; and access to safe drinking water on Standing Rock tribal land and environmental justice.  
Invited Witnesses
The Honorable Dave Archambault II, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Honorable Harold Frazier, Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
The Honorable Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate Spiritual Leader and Elder
The Honorable Wendsler Nosie, Councilman, Apache Stronghold
The Honorable Gracey Claymore, Member, Standing Rock Youth Council 
RSVP here. For more information, please contact Bertha Alisia Guerrero
at or x5-6065 or Ross Arnett at or x5-5330.
Raúl M. Grijalva                                                         Raul Ruiz
Ranking Member                                                        Ranking Member
House Natural Resources Committee                         Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs