ERIC Number: ED086431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-7
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Comprehensive Indian Education Act. Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, 92nd Congress, 2nd Session on S.2724.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
A transcript of the U.S. Senate's public hearings on S.2724, the Comprehensive Indian Education Bill, is presented. The purpose of S.2724 is to establish a national American Indian education program by creating a National Board of Regents for Indian Education, carrying out of a national Indian education program, the establishment of local Indian school boards, and for other educational purposes. This bill originated in September 1971 as an outgrowth of hearings held then on a bill dealing primarily with the education of Indian children in public schools. Without exception, the Indian witnesses testifying at those hearings asked for a comprehensive Indian education act to provide improved education opportunities for children and adults regardless of whether they were in Federal or other public schools. This hearing heard testimony from representatives of the majority of the Indian people, and from the 2 Federal agencies most involved with S.2724--Health, Education, and Welfare and the Department of Interior--as well as from spokesmen from the major educational organizations. The testimonies are presented in their entirety. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Boards of Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Eskimos, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Governing Boards, Legal Responsibility, Nonreservation American Indians, Political Issues, Public Schools, Treaties, Tribes
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972