ERIC Number: ED160289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Official Policy Positions of the National Congress of American Indians for Convention Year 1977-1978.
National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC.
During its convention year of 1977-78, the National Congress of American Indians held an annual convention in Dallas in September, 1977, an executive council meeting in Washington in January, 1978, a special conference on federal recognition and the impact of the Oliphant decision in Nashville, Tennessee in March, 1978, and a mid-year conference in Spokane, Washington in June, 1978. At the Dallas convention sixty-six resolutions were passed in such areas as reservation development, legislation, education, housing, sovereignty, health, and welfare. The January executive council meeting featured resolutions supporting individual tribes in such efforts as distribution of federal funds, land acquisition, educational and health facilities, housing, and disaster assistance. The Native American Economic Stimulus Program was hailed as innovative, creative, and the most promising new program in recent years to further the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act of 1973. The March meeting yielded a Declaration of Principles on Tribal Recognition by the U.S. Government. Resolutions adopted in Spokane included ones on religious freedom, water rights, and public works projects. The official resolutions as well as excerpts from key convention speeches are included in the report. (DS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Conference Reports, Conferences, Court Litigation, Developing Nations, Educational Facilities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Needs, Housing Needs, Policy Formation, Supreme Court Litigation, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC.