ERIC Number: ED164229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May-17
American Indian Policy Review Commission Final Report Submitted to Congress May 17, 1977. Volume One of Two Volumes.
Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.
The concepts of sovereignty and trust form the core of the American Indian Policy Review Commission's final report. The commission's responsibility, derived from PL 93-580, was to conduct a comprehensive review of historical/legal developments underlying the Indian/federal government relationship and to recommend necessary policy revisions. After considering the work of 11 task forces assigned by Congress to investigate major areas of contemporary importance to Indian people, the commission included extensive discussion of law and history in its report to provide a foundation for understanding and made 206 specific recommendations in general areas of federal Indian law, trust responsibility, federal administration, economic self-sufficiency, restoration and recognition, and urban Indians. In addition to recommendations, the commission provided chapter discussions encompassing captives within a free society, contemporary Indian conditions, distinctive doctrines of American Indian law, trust responsibility, tribal government, federal administration of Indian policy, the economics of Indian country, community services, off-reservation Indians, terminated Indians, nonrecognized Indians, special circumstances (Alaska, Oklahoma, California, land claims and aboriginal ownership), and general problems. Separate views of commissioners are included. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Services, Consultants, Economic Development, Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Governance, Laws, Natural Resources, Nonreservation American Indians, Public Policy, Self Determination, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Taxes, Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.