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Oversight Hearing on “Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation"
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
1334 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • “Child Protection and the Justice System on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation”

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. Michael S. Black
Bureau of Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Accompanied by:
Mr. Darren Cruzan
Director BIA-Office of Justice Services
and Staff to be determined
BIA-Office of Indian Services
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C.

Ms. Joo Yeum Chang
Associate Commissioner
Children's Bureau
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.


Leander R. McDonald, PhD
Spirit Lake Tribe
Fort Totten, North Dakota

Accompanied by:
Ms. Melissa Merrick-Brady
Interim Director for Spirit Lake Social Services
Fort Totten, ND

Ms. Molly McDonald
Devils Lake, ND
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ms. Anita Fineday JD, MPA
Managing Director
Indian Child Welfare Program
Casey Family Programs
Seattle, Washington
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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