ERIC Number: ED194275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Bureau of Indian Affairs Implementation of Title XI of Public Law 95-561. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session (Washington, D.C., April 28, 1980).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education met on April 28, 1980, to hear testimony regarding progress made and problems encountered in implementing Title XI Amendments. Various representatives of Indian Affairs and Indian Education Programs testified on the following: recent changes in BIA education programs; transfer of the Bureau's Education programs to the Department of Education; the waiver of Indian preference; direct line authority; recognition of tribes; eligibility of students; and the closing of the schools at Fort Sill and Stewart. It was recommended that the Bureau's Education programs not be transferred at this time. Testimony indicated effective implementation of direct line authority in spite of disagreements. Witnesses made the following recommendations: (1) that duplication in the delivery of services be corrected; (2) that, on the advice of the Solicitors Office, the waiver of Indian preferences not be extended to new applicants; (3) that there be agreement between petitioning groups and recognized tribes before incorporating those groups into existing tribes; (4) that tribally approved geneological records be kept to facilitate student eligibility; and (5) that examination be made of the educational facet, the social facet, and the Indian economy facet as they affect the Indian community before closing a school. (CM)
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.