ERIC Number: ED182077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Education Is "Sui Generis": Of It's Own Kind. The Sixth Annual Report to the Congress of the United States.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.
Appointed by the President, the fifteen Indian and Alaska Native members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) are charged by law to advise the Congress and the Commissioner of Education in a number of areas concerning the administration of programs in which Indian children and adults participate and to submit an Annual Report to the Congress. In the Sixth Annual Report seven recommendations are brought to the attention of Congress. The first three deal with NACIE's concern with the changeover to the newly-created Department of Education. NACIE recommends that (1) the organizational structure of the Office of Indian Education remain a distinct and separate organizational entity within the Department of Education, (2) that Indian Educational Programs contained in Title IV of P.L. 92-318 remain separate and distinct programs, and (3) that NACIE remain in tact and continue its advisory duties. Recommendations also are made for funding tribally controlled Community colleges and for a study to investigate the utilization of a telecommunication Satellite for Indian education related programs. The final recommendations deal with NACIE itself: that appointments be done within three months after a position is vacated and that the annual report be submitted on September 30 of each year rather than March 31. Included is a state-by-state accounting of the distribution of Title IV funding and the Indian Fellowships for FY 1978 managed by the Office of Indian Education. (DS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, American Indians, Annual Reports, Community Colleges, Coordination, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Tribal Sovereignty
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972