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Begich to Defend Positive Impacts of SBA 8(a) Program

At the request of U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii), the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing tomorrow on Alaska Native Corporations (ANC), Native Hawaiian Organizations, and Indian tribal entity participation in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.

Entitled "Promise Fulfilled," Sen. Begich will participate in the hearing, by special request, to share success stories produced in Alaska by the SBA 8(a) program and ANCs.  The hearing will also feature Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka.

What: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Hearing
"Promise Fulfilled: The Role of the SBA 8(a) Program in Enhancing Economic Development in Indian Country"

Who: Sen. Mark Begich
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Julie Kitka - President, Alaska Federation of Natives
Jackie Johnson-Pata - Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians
A full listing of hearing participants is available here.

When: Thursday - April 7, 2011
2:15 p.m. (Eastern) / 10:15 a.m. (Alaska)
The hearing will start after the Indian Affairs Business Meeting

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 628 - Washington D.C.
Online: Live Stream Here

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