ERIC Number: ED202638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Portland Area Office Bureau of Indian Affairs: 1980 Annual Report.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Portland, OR.
In 1980 the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Portland Area Office served 43,500 Indians of 33 federally recognized tribes, bands, and groups living on or near 4 million acres of reservation land in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Highlights of the fiscal 1980 BIA/tribal partnership included the joint review of overall Office operations and management; the creation of the Hoquiam, Washington, BIA agency; and increased tribal participation in budgetary matters. In fiscal 1980, 275 programs worth $21 million (38% of the Office's program funds) were contracted under the Self Determination Act. Also, the 3600 acre reservation of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians was restored. The BIA provided technical assistance in the areas of forestry and agriculture (the two major resources of tribal revenue), mineral resources, ranching, fishing, and business enterprises including retail outlets, fish processing, furniture manufacturing, and tourist facilities. Direct tribal participation in water resource planning in the area remained an unrealized goal. The tribes were increasingly active in the area of education. Nearly 900 students attended 7 tribally operated schools and 1 boarding school. Nearly 11,000 Indian students were eligible for supplementary educational services. Continued improvements in BIA/tribal management and service delivery were recommended. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Oregon; Washington