ERIC Number: ED158954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-14
Reference Count: N/A
Amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Hearings Before the United States Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, 95th Congress, 2nd Session on S. 2460 - To Amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (March 14 and 22, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Presenting testimony on S 2460, a bill to amend the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (PL 93-368), these hearings include the bill itself, the testimony of 10 people (federal government agency officials, tribal council presidents, and other tribal government representatives), and various submitted materials (letters, memorandums, etc.). Designed in response to significant problems encountered in the implementation of PL 93-368, this amendment is identified as one that will leave PL 93-368 intact but will add a new option whereby the American Indian tribes may elect to develop a comprehensive tribal plan for the administration and delivery of the total range of government services for which they are eligible. As described here, the Secretary of the Interior would be authorized to provide a consolidated single grant to implement these tribal plans, the intent being to greatly simplify the excessive paperwork generated by the contracting process and to allow for the necessary flexibility in local policy determinations by the tribes. The "Opening Statement" (Senator Abourezk) asserts that there has been no meaningful transfer of control in the implementation of PL 93-368 because the agencies (Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service) have incorporated into the contracts their identification of priorities and policies rather than allowing tribes to make the determination, while the tribes have been restricted to formulating their policy within the narrow parameters of the current agency programs and budget allocations. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act