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ERIC Number: ED141025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Real Choices in Indian Resource Development: Alternatives To Leasing. AIO Report-Billings Conference (Billings, Montana, January 30, 31, and February 1, 1975).
Americans for Indian Opportunity, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.; Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT.; Eastern Montana Coll., Billings.
Identifying the purpose of the Conference on Real Choices in Indian Resource Development: Alternatives to Leasing (Billings, Montana, January 1975) as exploring options available to American Indian tribes in the Great Plains re: the development of their own natural resources, this paper presents excerpts from participant speeches and comments regarding the following: (1) the problem and the challenge of conserving and developing Indian resources; (2) the foreign analogy wherein use of Indian resources is compared with the developing countries and their attempts to control and manage resources; (3) comparative mining agreements ("The Indian mineral leases I have seen are among the worst mineral agreements in the world."); (4) water rights (discussion of a new bill proposed by the Justice Department to allow the Secretary of the Interior over a five year period to administer the quantification of water in the U.S. without a mechanism for appeal); (5) a colonial experience (a professor from Ceylon asserts, "The necessity to assert cultural autonomy is critical at the initial stages...because it is going to take us forward into a new sense of human community."); (6) Environmental Protection Agency (it was the consensus that EPA and Indian people have common interests and should develop better communications). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Comparative Analysis, Conference Reports, Conservation (Environment), Developing Nations, Development, Environmental Influences, Land Use, Legislation, Natural Resources, Preservation, Problems, Speeches, Tribes, Water Resources
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Americans for Indian Opportunity, Inc., Albuquerque, NM.; Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT.; Eastern Montana Coll., Billings.