ERIC Number: ED249037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-25
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Hearing before the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Oversight on the Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
An oversight hearing on the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 was conducted to assess how well the program is running, what improvements can be made in the administration of the program, and whether any modification of the original legislation is necessary. Thirty-one members of the administration and Indian leaders from across the country testified at the hearing, at which Senator Mark Andrews presided, and thirty-three letters or other forms of prepared testimony were submitted on such concerns as: the need for local day schools for American Indians; development of training programs for all resource staff dealing with Indian child welfare on a continuing basis; the failure to establish adequate Bureau of Indian Affairs reporting mechanisms; mechanisms on regard for tribal priority in child welfare; and inconsistencies in the funding formula. Additional testimony cited improvements in cooperation between states and tribes in the delivery of Indian child welfare services and urged continued support and increased funding for Indian child welfare programs. (NEC)
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 Evaluation, 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