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ERIC Number: ED165930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearings on Indian Education. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 95th Congress, 1st Session (May 17, 18, and 19, 1977).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The need for basic federal support of Indian Education, the adequacy of federal programs in fulfilling that need, the problem of whether current educational delivery systems are meeting the educational needs of Indian children, and the creation of Indian controlled postsecondary institutions were the principal topics explored in the three days of hearings held in May of 1977. Particular discussion was devoted to the history and uses of Johnson O'Malley compensatory funds and other kinds of federal support. Officials from Arizona, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana described Indian educational needs and programs in their respective states. Other witnesses included administrators from various Indian schools as well as representatives from such tribes as the Miccosukee, Papago, Sioux, and Navajo. The final day of hearings concerned matters relating to Senate Bill 1215, which would provide for grants to Indian postsecondary educational institutions. Speaking in support of the bill were witnesses from the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Navajo Community College, Sinte Gleska Community College, National Indian Education Association, National Congress of American Indians, and National Tribal Chairman's Association. Three officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs appeared to testify on the Bureau's policies and procedures for providing educational services to Indian students. A few graphics illustrate points presented in the narrative. (DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Interviews, Leadership, Legislation, Nonreservation American Indians, Postsecondary Education, Treaties, Tribes
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.