ERIC Number: ED101890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Emergency Employment Act--Some Basic Policy Questions with Special Reference to American Indian Reservations.
Hunter, Robert M.
Given the history of Federal policy on Indian reservations and Indian reaction to that policy, the role of the Public Employment Program (PEP) on Indian reservations should be viewed in light of the following policy considerations: (1) the transitional and temporary nature of PEP; (2) the extent and use of Department of Labor (DOL) supplied program guidelines; (3) the lack of long range planning; and (4) the ill-defined relationship between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and DOL. The concept of Indian self-determination requires the full support of tribal leadership to develop the Indian's capability to manage his own affairs through comprehensive planning, integrated and coordinated programming, and efficient self-administration in accordance with requests of the tribes. The tribes are aware of the need for planning as evidenced in a resolution presented to regional officials by tribal representatives of Region VII at an Indian Manpower Conference in 1970 which calls for state and regional "comprehensive planning" for the tribes in their respective states in the areas of economic and community development, manpower planning and utilization, law and order, and youth development and delinquency prevention. (JC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Coordination, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Program Development, Self Actualization, Training, Tribes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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