Roundtable with Native American Leaders on Economic Empowerment

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:00am

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Event Focused on Promoting Economic Prosperity and Inclusive Growth for Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 10:00am ET, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth held a roundtable, “Economic Empowerment for Native Communities: Harnessing Innovation and Self-Governance to Unlock Economic Potential,” examining pathways for Native American communities to foster sustainable economic development and growth. Along with subject matter experts and Native American leaders, Select Committee Members had the opportunity to explore historic barriers to economic development and growth, highlight examples of successful strategies, and discuss ways to cultivate sustainable economic development for Native American communities.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Mr. Timothy Williams, Chairman, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
  • Ms. Marie Summers, Councilwoman, Oneida Business Committee  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Karena Thundercloud, Vice President, Ho-Chunk Nation  (Written Statement)
  • Mr. James Crawford, Tribal Secretary, Potawatomi Tribe  (Written Statement)
  • Mr. Dante Desiderio, Chief Executive Officer, National Congress of American Indians  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Patrice Kunesh, Founder and Director, Peȟíŋ Haha Consulting  (Written Statement)
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