ERIC Number: ED347014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs 1990-1991 Annual Report.
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
This annual report describes the goals and activities of the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs for fiscal year 1990-91. The commission is made up of seven tribal representatives, two non-Indians, and six ex-officio members from state government. In October 1990, the commission held a 2-day Indian Town Hall in Phoenix (Arizona) on the future of tribal government-to-government relationships. Commission members attempted to coordinate a baseline economic analysis of selected Indian reservations, but found little evidence of tribal support. In June 1991, the commission sponsored a conference on the current status of Indian diabetes programs in Arizona. In cooperation with other agencies, five seminars were held in various locations to address issues of law enforcement and jurisdiction on and off reservations. Other commission activities included compiling and disseminating information on Indian affairs, assisting Arizona Indian tribes to develop a state-tribal relationship policy, and making policy recommendations to state government. A bill in the state legislature that would have terminated the commission died in the face of broad tribal opposition. Appendices outline commission objectives 1991-93 and list tribal priority issues related to economic development, taxation, gambling, lottery proceeds, new land acquisitions by reservations, waste management facilities on reservation lands, transportation of hazardous waste through reservations, state-tribal intergovernmental relationships, health care services, water rights, fish and game laws and their enforcement, and education. Educational issues involve funding, school district jurisdiction, and integration of American Indian history into public school curriculum. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Annual Reports, State Agencies, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, 1645 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona