ERIC Number: ED395727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Pursuing the Clearinghouse Goal: Report of the National Indian Policy Center for Program Year 1995.
National Indian Policy Center, Washington, DC.
The National Indian Policy Center was established by Congress in 1990 to determine whether an Indian policy research institution could provide Indian tribes, Congress, and federal agencies with information that would contribute to the development of sound Indian policies. The Center is governed by a planning committee of tribal leaders, representatives of Indian organizations, and Indian policy experts. In 1995 the Center initiated a program whereby a weekly memorandum sent by fax or mail informs tribal governments and American Indian and Alaska Native organizations of emerging national policy issues, court decisions, federal rulemaking, upcoming events, and publications and materials of interest. The Center enlarged its collection of documents, policy studies, and data of prospective importance to governmental agencies, and began restructuring its Internet site and exploring how to maximize the benefits of the sites to Indians. The Center published the "Survey of Tribal Actions to Protect Water Quality and the Implementation of the Clean Water Act." Five more commissioned papers were being prepared for publication in 1995, and three major policy forums were supported. In August 1995, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to establish an American Indian Policy Information Center as a successor to the current National Indian Policy Center. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Indian Policy Center, Washington, DC.