ERIC Number: ED089888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Indian Education. Part 5, Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Indian Education of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. Senate, 90th Congress, 1st and 2nd Sessions on the Study of the Education of Indian Children (Portland, Ore., May 24, 1968; Washington, D.C. Oct. 1, 1968).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Part 5, Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Indian Education (Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. Senate) on the study of the education of Indian children, focuses especially on the Indian populations of the Northwest United States, and on the mental health of American Indians, particularly the children enrolled in boarding schools. Seven of the 8 witnesses that testified in the May and October (1968) hearings were representatives of various Northwest Indian tribes. Held in Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., the hearings also heard testimony and statements from U.S. Senators, educators, mental health workers, school superintendents, community representatives, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) staff, and other concerned persons. Articles and publications present additional information. The staff background memorandum indicates that public schools in the region are not doing any better than, if as well as, BIA schools in other parts of the country. Housing, job discrimination, and job opportunities are cited as major problems having a direct bearing on education. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.