ERIC Number: ED125814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Accelerated Progress Through Self-Determination. First Annual Report of the Choctaw Self-Determination Project, July 1, 1971 - July 31, 1972.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
The Choctaw Self-Determination Project's philosophy was based on the relationship between reservation development and American Indian self-government. During the first year, the bulk of resources and staff time were directed toward the development and implementation of a more effective Choctaw tribal government system and the acquisition of Federal program resources to deal with the more critical human problems of the Choctaw people. The Strategic Planning Center for Choctaw Self-Determination sought to provide technical support to the Choctaw tribal government, emphasizing the development of plans and projects designed to: increase the efficiency and effectiveness of all tribal programs; reorganize the tribal government system; meet the manpower, economic, community development, educational, and health needs of the tribe; approximate as nearly as possible the optimal utilization of tribal resources; and enable the tribal council to position itself to administer and operate, on a contractual basis, all Federal programs presently conducted by other agencies for the tribe's benefit. This report describes the: premises upon which the project was developed and implemented, progressive steps taken during fiscal year (FY) 1972, tribal reorganization plan, tribal programs structure, economic development, Choctaw Self-Determination and tribal-Federal-State relations, and project priorities for FY 1973. (NQ)
Descriptors: American History, American Indian Reservations, Annual Reports, Community Development, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Individual Power, Organization, Program Administration, Program Development, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi