Tag: Lawrence Roberts

Daines to Department of Interior: Conditions at Tribal Schools are Unacceptable

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines today passionately implored the Obama administration to improve conditions at tribal schools. During today’s Senate Indian Affairs committee hearing on Indian education, Daines pressed Department of Interior (DOI) Acting Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Lawrence Roberts on his failure to conduct any health inspections at Montana’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) facilities from 2012-2014.  “In a recent conversation with Loverty Erickson, Superintendent of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School, my office was horrified to learn that the school has a broken fire alarm system, not a single disability accessible bathroom, and no drinkable tap water on campus,