ERIC Number: ED207772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight of Indian Program Budgets. Hearing Before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on Review of Budget Submissions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; Office of Indian Education, Department of Education; and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Testimony and prepared statements provide insight into the manner in which Indian affairs will be administered under the proposed 1982 fiscal year budget and compares the proposed innovations and the implementation of assistance to the Indian tribes with a general Federal policy to promote tribal self-determination. Probably because of the fragmentation of the Federal delivery system, the proposed budget reductions to Indian programs total $1,118,745,000, or a 35% reduction of a planned budget of $3.1 billion. Agencies including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Indian Education, and Department of Housing and Urban Development propose to give Indian tribes a greater role in allocation of financial resources and additional flexibility in meeting their particular reservations' needs. Appendices include statements by the Duckwater Shoshone School Board, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, National Congress of American Indians, and Penobscot Nation; correspondence from the Fort Belknap Community Council, Native American Rights Fund, and Papago Tribe of Arizona; and Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Housing responses to written questions. (NEC)
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.