ERIC Number: ED196625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on Oversight of the Indian Child Welfare Act (Public Law 95-608).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Select Committee on Indian Affairs met on June 30, 1980, for an oversight hearing on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 to correct flaws and straighten out problems concerning Public Law 95-608 and the way it is implemented. Various members of the administration and a group of Indian leaders from across the country attended the hearing, at which Senator John Melcher presided. Indian witnesses testified and made recommendations on the following concerns: the administration and funding of the Title II Indian child and family services program; ambiguities in the amount and distribution of funding; mechanism or regard for tribal priority and authority in child welfare; questions on service population; problems with communication; compacts between states; problem identification; Bureau of Indian Affairs involvement; discussion of a boarding school study; and access to funds by off-reservation Native American organizations. The follow-up letters presented issues of concern from the Inter-Tribal Childrens' Program and the Sisseton-Wahpeton-Sioux Tribe. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Boarding Schools, Child Welfare, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Nonreservation American Indians, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Child Welfare Act 1978