ERIC Number: ED196612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearings on the Implementation of Indian Education Amendments. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, First Session (April 24, May 14, June 15, July 26 and 27, 1979).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The series of five extensive oversight hearings specifically focused on Johnson O'Malley funds; education functions; the bill's formula for distribution of education funds; the new education personnel system; the development of regulations relative to academic and living standards for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools; the administration of the Indian Education Act (PL 95-561); and the administrative steps taken by the Office of Education to ensure the success of the Impact Aid Program. Testimony was heard from representatives of many government agencies and bodies, including the Department of the Interior, the BIA and BIA Task forces, the Office of Education, and the Office of Indian Affairs. Representatives of various local and national associations such as the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, the National Tribal Chairmen's Association, the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, and the Coalition of Indian Controlled School Boards also testified. In the fourth hearing Indians and representatives of Indian organizations voiced their concerns and comments on the topics under consideration. Tribes sending spokesmen included the Minnesota Chippewa, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Navajo, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Duckwater Shoshone, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux. The Jemez and Picuris Pueblos were also represented. The text of PL 95-561 is included. (SB)
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972; Johnson O Malley Act