ERIC Number: ED202635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearings on the Implementation of Title XI, Public Law 95-561: Problems in the BIA Portland Area. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session (July 28-29, 1980).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
The Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and XI, Public Law 95-561: Problems in the BIA Portland Area. issue of administrative funds (Element 10, Title XI, Basic Indian Education Act) to be allotted to the Portland area of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Maxine Edmo, president of the Advocates for Indian Education educational arm of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Mark Trahant, executive director, testified. Ms. Edmo asked for assistance in resolving the threatened curtailment or elimination of education programs and services in the Northwest. She asked that the administration explain how they proposed to fund the threatened activities through fiscal year 1981 and that the committee determine the necessary means to correct the problem. Mr. Trahant testified that the communications system of the Bureau needed to be examined for deficiencies. Chairman Kildee stated that the Portland area tribes would receive their full share of Bureau services. At a continuation hearing on July 29, Earl Barlow (Director, Office of Indian Education Programs) testified that efforts were being made to correct the situation. Mr. Kildee observed that the errors made indicated an inadequate management information system and inadequate communication between BIA divisions. Prepared statements and supporting letters are included. (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.