ERIC Number: ED055684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Toward Economic Development for Native American Communities. A Compendium of Papers Submitted to the Subcommittee on Economy in Government of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States (91st Congress, 1st Session). Volume 1, Part I: Development Prospects and Problems.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
Volume I, "Development Prospects and Problems," is part of a 2-volume compendium of study papers intended to serve as a resource document for members of the Joint Economic Committee, other members of Congress, and those who are concerned with formulating and executing effective policies of economic development for American Indian and Alaskan native communities. "The study addresses itself to the serious problems of poverty and economic insecurity found in native American communities and to the apparent inability of the Federal Government to provide effective assistance in improving the economic situations of American Indian and Alaskan native groups. The compendium contains papers by invited individual experts, statements by Federal agencies, and statements by native organizations." This document, Part I of the study, contains a discussion of deficiencies of current statistical data on the American Indian, along with 16 studies which summarize economic conditions among the Indians, the frustrations and failures of assistance efforts, the mixed results of initiatives undertaken since 1963, and the history of Indian attitudes toward Federal assistance. Also included in Part I are recommendations for the future direction of Federal policy. A related document is RC 005 588. (LS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Development, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Housing, Improvement Programs, Information Seeking, Research Needs, Rural Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.