ERIC Number: ED255332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The State of the American Indian Nations: 1983.
National Tribal Chairmen's Association, Inc.
Formed in 1971 to provide advocacy and representation for elected leaders of American Indian tribes that are recognized as eligible for services from the federal government, the National Tribal Chairmen's Association (NTCA) presents its position on five current issues pertaining to American Indians. The first paper is a statement in regard to conditions existing in American Indian communities as a result of the policies initiated by the Reagan Administration. Five position papers follow in regard to the Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Country gaming issues, health issues, housing programs, and Indian education. Pertaining to education, NTCA is concerned about the eligibility for education trust services, the proposed Minimum Academic Standards for the Basic Education of Indian Children and National Criteria for Dormitory Situations by the BIA, the future of BIA boarding schools, and the restructuring of education programs. Other concerns in education are Johnson O'Malley funds, early childhood education, administration of BIA Higher Education Scholarships, and the Impact Aid Act (P.L. 81-874). (ERB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Advocacy, American Indian Education, American Indians, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Health Needs, Health Services, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Needs, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Tribal Chairmen's Association, Inc.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; National Tribal Chairmens Association; Reagan Administration; Tribal Government
Note: A Report to President Ronald Reagan, Members of Congress, Partisan Political Parties, Federal Bureaucrats, and Citizens of the United States from the Elected Leadership of the American Indian Tribes.