ERIC Number: ED024490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
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Navajo Bordertown Dormitory Program. Report to the Senate Appropriations Committee by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Under the Navajo Emergency Education Program, launched in 1953, dormitories were built in towns near reservations and Indian children attended public schools under contractual agreements between the schools and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). In 1964 three BIA educators were designated to conduct an investigation of the program. The following conclusions were reached: (1) bordertown schools will not provide the long range solution to the problem of providing high school education for Navajo youth; (2) the long range solution to the problem lies in the development of the reservation public school system; and (3) until the reservation public schools are able to assume their proper role, the Bureau must accept substantial responsibility for providing a high school education for Navajo youth. (SW)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.