ERIC Number: ED190307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Meetings of the American Indian Policy Review Commission (Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, February 20, May 8 and 9, 1976). Volume 2.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
The American Indian Policy Review Commission convened a hearing on February 20, 1976, to determine progress made by the task forces. The chairman of Task Force No. 1 began the testimony by explaining that his group had been involved with the determination of just what the rights of the Indian are and what the implications are for future national commitments to Indian people. Goals stated by other chairmen were: define the rights and needs of terminated and nonfederally recognized Indians; clarify jurisdictions so that various lawsuits could be settled; define Indian education by and with the Indian people, describe the present status of Indian education and develop a series of position papers on recurring problems; examine the structure and function of tribal governments and their ability to fulfill the needs and desires of tribal members; and elevate the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Other goals stated were: examine in depth the problem of Indian alcoholism; look at the total federal delivery system of Indian services and Indian participation; examine resource areas; and review Federal-Indian law. On May 8, 1976, the Commission met in Denver to gather evidence from various tribal leaders and members for determining whether the governmental structures serve the Indian people. (AN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Evaluation, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Health Services, Hearings, Nonreservation American Indians, Organizational Effectiveness, Policy, Reservation American Indians, Rural American Indians, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Trust Responsibility (Government), Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.