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ERIC Number: ED165931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education--Oversight; Part II: School Construction--Johnson-O'Malley. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 95th Congress, 1st Session (September 21 and October 6, 1977).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Oversight hearing held on two days in September and October of 1977 focused on school design and construction by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and on the supplemental and basic support offered to Indian education by the Johnson O'Malley program. On both days Dr. William Demmert, Jr., Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs, BIA, appeared as a principal witness. In a panel discussion with other BIA officials and a representative from the General Services Administration Dr. Demmert described the new five year system the BIA had developed to identify need and define priorities in its school construction programs; he also presented a list of the 23 projects to be initiated under the plan. A representative from the Hopi tribe appeared to tell of frustrations the tribe was encountering in trying to get the BIA to begin design of a new high school. The hearing on the Johnson O'Malley fund system dealt specifically with the current phase-out of the basic support funds and problems encountered by tribes with the supplemental assistance. Dr. Demmert and two other BIA officials appeared to answer questions regarding BIA support of schools. Testimony was also offered by representatives from the Omaha, Winnebago, Santee Sioux and Minnesota Chippewa tribes. Directors from two alternative or experimental Indian schools also appeared. This document includes hearing proceedings, formal statements, and supplementary materials. (DS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Financial Problems, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Hearings, Legislation, Nonreservation American Indians, School Construction, 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.