ERIC Number: ED187506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force Two: Tribal Government. Final Report to the American Indian Policy Review Commission.
Parker, Alan; And Others
Research findings along with recommendations for change in Federal law and policy that would protect and strengthen the tribal right of self government constitute the final report of the Tribal Government Task Force. From the range of issues and problems identified in the task force effort emerged six basic subject areas around which this final report is structured. The first four chapters describe from differing perspectives the relationship of Indian tribes to the Federal Government. They discuss (1) the relationship between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the tribes as governments, (2) the nature and extent of the governmental responsibility possessed by Indian tribes and the statutory obstacles to the exercise of tribal self government powers, (3) the specific needs tribes have expressed for resources and technical assistance to support the basic function of government, and (4) the domestic assistance programs and problems in eligibility, delivery systems and program requirements that constitute obstacles to full tribal participation. The final three chapters deal with land consolidation and acquisition, special problems of small tribes, and the task force's analysis of tribal government accountability. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Needs Assessment, Self Determination, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($3.35).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S. Washington, DC. American Indian Policy Review Commission.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Reorganization Act 1934