ERIC Number: ED451011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Education Foundation. Hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs on S. 1290 To Amend Title 36 of the United States Code To Establish the American Indian Education Foundation. United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A Senate committee hearing received testimony on the creation of an American Indian Education Foundation. The foundation will be a charitable, nonprofit corporation authorized to accept and administer private gifts in support of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Office of Education and to conduct activities that further educational opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives in BIA schools. The foundation is modeled on the federally-chartered National Park Foundation and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and would provide a formal mechanism to channel private contributions to BIA schools. U.S. Congressmen and representatives of the BIA, tribal colleges, and various Indian education associations offered testimony and written statements concerning the deplorable condition of many Native American schools, the huge backlog of unfunded school construction needs in Indian country, the lack of funding for new technologies in schools and related teacher training, the involvement of tribal colleges in K-12 systemic change, and the structure of the proposed foundation. The appendix includes "Tribal Colleges: An Introduction," prepared by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium; specific recommendations about the purposes, structure, and operation of the foundation; and a detailed report on unfunded construction backlog items, by category and individual BIA school. The text of S. 1290 is included. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Building Obsolescence, Colleges, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Higher Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, School Buildings, Tribally Controlled Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.