ERIC Number: ED207728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Reservation School Districts. Report of the Annual Indian Town Hall (6th, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Arizona, December 6-7, 1978).
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
Forty-four representatives of American Indian tribes and the state of Arizona participated in the 2-day conference on reservation school districts. Terrance Leonard explained the legislative history and workings of Johnson-O'Malley funding, described supplementary Johnson-O'Malley programs, and commented on the Indian Education Act. Dr. Kenneth Ross traced the history of federal legislation regarding Indian tribes and groups, with emphasis on PL 95-561, its 15 Titles, and how each Title affects Indian school districts. He also explained Title X in relation to the Impact Aid Law. Carolyn Warner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, submitted a statement regarding how state aid is determined. Wayne Pratt explained Title XI Parts A, B, and C in detail. David Rich gave an overview of significant opinions on education from the Arizona Attorney General's office and explained how to obtain opinions. Arizona State Senator Arthur Hubbard explained the state's legislative process and how to contribute to legislative decision-making. Wesley Bonito urged that Arizona Indian organizations and tribal leaders support local control of education, and commented on the 1980 Census, the proposed "Sunset Legislation," and the need for a clearinghouse for Indian education information. Representatives from several tribes gave their reactions and views on Indian education. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, School District Autonomy, School Districts, State Aid, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Tribes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Elementary Secondary Education Act; Indian Education Act 1972; Johnson O Malley Act