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Join the Commission on Native Children for our Pacific Regional Hearing

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On behalf of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, I want to extend an invitation to our Pacific Regional Hearing in Woodland, CA, August 25‒26. The hearings will be held at the California Tribal College. See attached Press Release, Media Advisory, and Flyer.


The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children was established by Congress as an independent federal entity charged with conducting a comprehensive study of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and developing recommendations on solutions that would improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of Native Children.

Pacific Regional Hearing Overview

During the two days of the Regional Hearing, the Commission will hear from respected researchers and experts in the region on the successes and challenges in supporting Native children on four key topics:

  • Physical, mental, and behavioral health;
  • Education and early childhood development;
  • Child welfare, juvenile justice, and violence; and
  • Systems innovations and best practices in Native communities.


The Pacific Regional Hearing is currently scheduled to be held simultaneously inperson and virtually on August 25 and 26. The Commission also invites Native children, their families, tribal leaders, and community members to share their thoughts on issues that are important to protecting Native children served in the various communities during the final panel on August 26. Please share this email with your friends, community, and colleagues.

FINAL Media Advisory Pacific Regional Hearing 08.09.2022`

Register Today

Please register for each day’s proceedings with the links below. Once registered, you will receive information on how to participate virtually and in-person.

  • August 25, 9:00 a.m.–5:40 p.m.: (copy and paste link into your browser)

  • August 26, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.:


COVID-19 Considerations

CDC guidance related to COVID-19 will be encouraged and followed. All hearings will be a hybrid (in-person and virtually) however, the Commission may decide to move to virtual-only for hearings and events depending on COVID-19 related developments and participants will be notified in advance.


How to Submit Public Comment and Questions

The public can submit oral and written comments, as well as questions, at any time to

Additional Information

The Commission on Native Children website will be updated with the latest hearing information. Please check here for the latest information.

Finally, if you have questions about the Regional Hearing or the Commission in general, please feel free to email us at

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