ERIC Number: ED063067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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American Indians and Federal Aid. Brookings Studies in Social Economics.
Sorkin, Alan L.
"American Indians are the poorest of any nonwhite minority in the United States. Life on the reservation offers them few opportunities: if they move to the city, they face problems of adjustment that can prove insurmountable. What is being done--what more could be done--to help Indians satisfy their needs in a largely alien society? To develop the economic potential of the reservations, the U.S. government provides education, vocational training, health services, low-cost housing, and aid to industry and agriculture. Even so, most reservations remain 'open-air slums' to which many Indians return after a losing battle with urban life. The author of this Brookings Study in Social Economics makes an objective yet compassionate analysis of the problem, drawing on previously unpublished material from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and interviews with Indian leaders. He concludes his assessment of the major federal programs with specific proposals for improving them and encouraging the tribes to assume greater responsibility for developing their own resources...." (LS)
Descriptors: Agriculture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Education, Federal Programs, Health, Improvement Programs, Income, Industrialization, Labor Force Development, Property Accounting, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
AKWESASNE Notes, Mohawk Nation via Roosevelt, N.Y. 13683 ($7.50)
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Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.