ERIC Number: ED283645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Office of Indian Affairs 1985 Annual Report.
New Mexico State Commission on Indian Affairs, Santa Fe.
The major goals of the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs (OIA) in 1985 were to enhance Indian education concerns, aid tribes in economic development, and effectuate a smooth working relationship between state, local, and tribal governments in the spirit of and through the use of the Joint Powers Act. Advancement is reflected in all these areas. The report outlines the OIA's activities in: (1) inter-governmental coordination, facilitation, and negotiation (Social Services agreements, highway projects, increased communication with Eastern and band Navajos, the Santa Ana land transfer, and the Inter-American Indian Congress); (2) legislative action both in the state legislature and in Congress; (3) education (higher education initiatives, Bernalillo hot lunches, Public Law 874 Impact Aid, presentations to education study committees, bus routes, and the Pueblo Pintado Pre-school program); (4) economic development and employment (Navajo Service Delivery Area designation, computer profiles, economic development conference, and the President's report on reservation economies); (5) health (improved water system, adolescent injury prevention project, awards of vehicles, and Indian senior citizen centers); and (6) informational services ("The Source" newsletter, and public, tribal, and governmental information assistance). A map of New Mexico's Indian reservations is appended. (JMM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Programs, Health Needs, Higher Education, Information Services, Legislation, Program Implementation, State Government, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Commission on Indian Affairs, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico