ERIC Number: ED190310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Meetings of the American Indian Policy Review Commission (January 6, 7, February 4 and 5, 1977). Volume 5.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
The meetings of the American Indian Policy Review Commission on January 6, 1977, were concerned with the markup of the first draft of the final report, the status of the Commission extension, training, distribution of task force reports, and transition coordination. The session on February 4 opened with the announcement that the Senate had passed the joint resolution introduced by Senator Abrouzek for an extension of three months for the Commission. The Commission questioned sovereignty and constitutional rights and contemplated the issue of defining "Indian" and "tribe". During the discussion on trust responsibility, Commissioner Whitecrow expressed the Indian's viewpoint of "land--as the Mother Earth, the sustenance of life, giving life with growth and minerals of that specific soil and it gives life and it takes life". He stressed trust responsibility as the Government's obligation to fulfill responsibility in delivery of services and protect those services agreed to provide the Indian tribes. A brief session discussed social services, specifically child placement, health services, and education. (AN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indian Education, American Indians, Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Evaluation, Federal Indian Relationship, Government Role, Health Services, Hearings, Natural Resources, Nonreservation American Indians, Policy, Reservation American Indians, Social Services, States Powers, Tribal Sovereignty, Trust Responsibility (Government), Values, Wildlife Management
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.