ERIC Number: ED164222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Implementation. Hearings Before the United States Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, 95th Congress, 1st Session on Implementation of Public Law 93-638--The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (June 7 and 24, 1977).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Although the American Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act became law in 1975, Indian people continued to encounter problems and barriers to the assumption of control over Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) programs. In June, 1977, the United States Senate conducted oversight hearings to take testimony from tribal representatives, the BIA, and IHS regarding their progress in implementing the Act, already a law for two and one-half years and for which implementing regulations and funding had been available for one and one-half years. On June 7, 1977, representatives from the BIA and IHS identified certain key implementation issues. On June 24, 1977, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, tribal witnesses addressed these issues, presented testimony regarding problems they had experienced in trying to contract continuing federal programs and services to be run by Indian tribes and organizations or in applying for self-determination grants, and proposed changes to the law and its administration by the agencies. Among the tribal witnesses were representatives from the National Tribal Chairman's Association, National Congress of American Indians, Navajo Nation, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indians, All Indian Pueblo Council, Quinault Indian Nation, and Tanana Chiefs Conference. (SB)
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