The Aboriginal Children’s Commission will hold a Bismarck hearing
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children travels to North Dakota for a serious conversation about the treatment of children in tribal areas.
The Commission was originally founded by Congress to see what could be done to address the issues and struggles facing Indigenous children. To do this, they plan to conduct a study of different programs and mediums across the United States. Once this is complete, they will be able to write a report outlining the struggles of Native Americans, as well as how to fix them.
Over the next several years, commission members will visit Native American communities across the United States to learn from the experiences of Native children, community members, families, and tribal leaders. They will also discuss issues facing Indigenous people with experts and researchers to better develop solutions.
The Commission will hold a regional public hearing in Bismarck on June 23-24. Individuals will be able to participate in person or via Zoom. A public comment opportunity will be available on June 24 at 3:45 p.m.
More information about the Native Children’s Commission can be found on their website.