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ERIC Number: ED125789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-6
Pages: 15
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The Forgotten American. The President's Message to the Congress on Goals and Programs for American Indians (March 6, 1968).
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Indian Record, p1-14 Mar 1968
Emphasizing the need for a Federal-Indian partnership which promotes Indian self-help and Indian respect, this speech proposes: strengthened Federal leadership via a National Council on Indian Opportunity; Indian involvement in the determination of Indian problems and needs; enrollment of all Indian Children in a preschool program by 1971; funds to make the Head Start Program available to 10,000 Indian children; establishment of kindergartens for 4,500 Indian children by September of 1969; appropriations of $5.5 million for hiring Federal Indian school teachers and $3 million for 1969 college scholarship grants; an increase of 10% in the Indian health program; a 50% increase in the Indian Vocational Training Program; an amendment to the Federal Highway Act increasing authorization for Indian road construction to $30 million annually; an annual increase of 1,000 units in Indian home construction; increases in appropriations for broad home improvements, safe water and sanitary facilities, and community action programs; enactment of the Indian Bill of Rights, the Alaska Native Claims Act, and the Indian Resources Development Act. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.