ERIC Number: ED226884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Policy. Statement by the President.
The statement by President Ronald Reagan on Indian policy, issued on January 24, 1983, indicates that the administration believes that responsibilities and resources should be restored to the governments which are closest to the people served, including federally recognized American Indian tribes. The attachment summarizes policy via 10 Reagan administration policy initiatives: request Congress to repudiate House Concurrent Resolution 108 of the 83rd Congress which called for termination of the federal-tribal relationship, replacing it with a resolution expressing support of a government-to-government relationship; ask Congress to expand authorized membership of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations to include a representative of Indian tribal governments; move White House liaison for federally recognized tribes from the Office of Public Liaison to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs; establish a Presidential Advisory Commission on Indian reservation economies; support direct funding to Indian tribes under the Title XX social services block grant to states; seek and obtain funds for FY 1983 seed money for tribal economic development; support and sign into law the Tribal Governmental Tax Status Act; support the use of creative agreements such as joint ventures and other non-lease agreements for development of resources; and direct the Cabinet Council on Human Resources to act as a review and coordination mechanism. (AH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.