ERIC Number: ED196597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Native American Culture and Art--Part 2. Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on S. 2166 to Promote the Development of Native American Culture and Art.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Continuing the hearings begun April 14, 1980 on S. 2166, a bill to establish a National Institute of Native American Culture and Arts Development, testimony was heard from 19 witnesses representing the federal government and the administration, interest groups based in the Washington, D.C. area, and several Indian Tribes and Pueblos. Witnesses testifying in support of the bill's intent included representatives of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nations Project, and the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Those testifying against the bill included representatives of the Departments of Interior and Education; the National Congress of American Indians; the Santa Fe/Albuquerque Indian Schools; and the Zia, Isleta, Santo Domingo, Nambe, and Taos Pueblos. Opponents feared that passage of the bill would result in an invasion of cultural privacy, loss of basic educational opportunity for Indian children in the Santa Fe area, possible infringement on religious freedom, and lack of Indian control of the facility. Other testimony concerned funding; the preservation of Indian culture, tradition, and belief; and the renovation of the Albuquerque Indian School campus. The committee reviewed the intent of S. 2166, the text of which is included in the record as is that of H.R. 6266, a companion measure. (SB)
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.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico (Albuquerque)