ERIC Number: ED086428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Your Right to Indian Welfare. A Handbook on the BIA General Assistance Program.
Ward, Martha, Comp.; Barlow, Sarah W., Comp.
The handbook helps American Indians and Alaskan Natives learn about their rights under the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (GA) welfare program. This program is run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and is only for Alaskan Natives and Indians in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado (Southern Ute Reservation only), Idaho, Minnesota (Red Lake Reservation only), Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The handbook tells the reader where to look in the GA part of the BIA Manual, Section 3.1, to find the rights mentioned in the handbook. It also tells the number of the Bureau's rule on a subject for further reference. This handbook covers 5 main areas with subtopics: (1) welfare programs and definitions; (2) who can get GA and how to get it; (3) GA payments; (4) BIA decisions, records, and appeals; and (5) other programs, such as food programs and legal advice. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Civil Rights, Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Protection, Eskimos, Federal Programs, Income, Laws, Needs, Nonreservation American Indians, State Federal Aid, Tax Allocation, Unemployment, Welfare Services
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20425
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.