ERIC Number: ED042525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-26
Reference Count: 0
National Council on Indian Opportunity: Report.
National Council on Indian Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Explanatory statements by acting executive director of the National Council on Indian Opportunity noted (1) that the council was formed to involve Indian people in Federal policy and the program-formulation process and (2) that principal functions of the NCIO were to encourage full use of Federal programs to benefit Indians, to encourage interagency coordination and cooperation, to appraise impact and progress of Federal programs, and to suggest ways to improve such programs. At the January 1970 meeting, Vice-president Agnew discussed the relationship and responsibilities of the Federal Government to the Indian people, cited problems to be focused upon, and directed each Cabinet member present to respond to recommendations made by the 6 Indian council members. Indian members of the NCIO presented recommendations on administration, education, health, welfare, urban environment, economic development, legal rights, agriculture, housing, and the Blue Lake religious sanctuary. The concluding statement by an Indian council member noted that the foremost need of all Indian people is a steady income-producing job, and methods were recommended for securing industries which would provide employment. (AN)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Indian Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of meeting of the National Council on Indian Opportunity (Washington, D.C., January 26, 1970)