ERIC Number: ED125789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-6
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Action, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Health, Higher Education, Housing, Leadership, Objectives, Preschool Education, Program Development, Self Actualization, Speeches, Transportation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.