ERIC Number: ED041657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
The American Indian and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1969. A Study, with Recommendations.
Josephy, Alvin M., Jr.
An overview of Federal-Indian relations is presented, with the role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) being examined in terms of management of these relations. The objectives of this study were to provide understanding of the fears the American Indians have regarding termination motives attached to present Federal programs for Indians and also to propose recommendations reflecting Indian thinking. Discussed in the document are (1) the Federal Government's imposition of termination policy either in actuality or in its attitude, which has resulted in a psychological barrier to Indian socioeconomic development; (2) the ineffective and self-defeating programs and policies of the BIA; and (3) the Indian's attempted involvement by way of recommendations and proposals that have been ignored, overlooked, or inadequately treated. Among the recommendations, the study lists (1) acceleration of Indian progress through effective implementation of Indian policies encouraging self-determination and (2) restructuring of administration of the BIA. Organizational charts of present BIA and proposed changes are included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (EL)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, American Indians, Bureaucracy, Cultural Awareness, Economic Development, Education, Federal Programs, Leadership, Legislation, Program Administration, Social Action
The Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, 277 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs