ERIC Number: ED340233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-13
Preserving and Enhancing the Ability of Alaska Natives To Speak and Understand Their Native Languages. Report To Accompany S. 1595. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs. 102d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
Testimony concerning Senate Bill 1595 includes statements submitted by Senator Daniel Inouye, from the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, and S. Timothy Wapato, Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services. The bill in question aims to preserve and enhance the ability of Alaska Natives to speak and understand their languages through support of efforts originating in the native communities. Senator Inouye's statement offers background information on the languages considered, explains briefly the process whereby grants to Alaska Native organizations are considered, outlines the legislation's history, provides a section-by-section analysis of the legislation, reviews costs, and gives a brief regulatory impact statement. The statement by S. Timothy Wapato expresses support for the concept behind the bill but expresses concerns about establishment of a new grant program and grant matching requirements. (MSE)
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.