ERIC Number: ED182074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Indian Today in New York State. Publication No. 1019.
New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.
The status of American Indians in the State of New York and the public services made available to them through various units of state government are outlined. For almost two hundred years the State of New York, with Federal acquiescence, assumed responsibilities for Indian welfare corresponding to those undertaken by the Federal Government in states west of the Mississippi. Services in the areas of health, education, transportation, social services, mental hygiene, law enforcement, and environmental conservation are rendered to approximately 28,000 Indians (nearly 12,000 of whom live on reservation lands) by the New York State departments in accordance with their regular functions and responsibilities. Included are a summary of the responsibilities and services the state has voluntarily assumed toward its Indian inhabitants, a background of the Iroquois and Algonquin Indians who inhabit the state, and a description of the social services provided. A bibliography and a list of Indian reservations and Indian officials are also furnished. Related documents are ED 032 960 and ED 073 870. (NEC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Background, Educational Opportunities, Government Role, Health Services, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Social Services, State Aid, State Programs
Office of Coordinator of Indian Affairs, New York State Department of Social Services, 40 North Pearl Street, Floor 16-A, Albany, NY 12243 (no charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.
Identifiers: Algonquin (Tribe); Iroquois (Tribe); New York
Note: For related documents, see ED 032 960 and ED 073 870