ERIC Number: ED065215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Off-Reservation Indian Survey [Maine].
Sockabasin, Allen J., Comp; Stone, John G., Comp.
The needs of the off-reservation Indian population in Maine and recommendations for the correction of these needs are discussed. The program's objectives were (1) to determine the present level of services available to off-reservation Indians in Maine, (2) to determine present housing standards, educational levels, health programs, and geographic areas of population concentration, and (3) to create maximum public awareness of and involvement in the recommended solutions. In gathering information, a structural questionnaire with both closed and open questions, which allowed for both statistical and opinionated data, was used to evaluate the plight of the off-reservation Indian. Sources of error in the work program stemmed from poor communication--many of the Indians spoke French or an Indian language and only partially understood English, many misunderstood the questions asked them, and the interviewers had some difficulty in conveying the reason for their visit. Two plans were recommended: Plan I calls for the creation of the position of "Co-ordinator" to off-reservation Indians within the State of Maine Department of Indian Affairs, thus creating a central headquarters to work in behalf of the off-reservation Indians; Plan II calls for the creation of 2 positions of "Co-ordinator," and their respective jobs and qualifications are listed. The appendix includes the Application For Off-Reservation Indian Survey and statistical recordings. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia).