Tribal Self-Governance Virtual Conference: September 14 - 16, 2021

Congressional Materials

2003- House Oversight Hearing on “Tribal Self-Governance”

“While a good start, a number of tribes observed problems in implementing the Act, such as cumbersome Federal regulations that prevented tribes from tailoring services and programs to suit the special needs of their members. Moreover, a 1987 investigative series published in the Arizona Republic revealed gross waste, fraud and mismanagement in the Bureau of …

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1999- Senate Hearing: S. 979 TO AMEND THE INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FURTHER SELF-GOVERNANCE BY INDIAN TRIBES

“Based on the government-to-government relationship, self-governance allows tribes to step into the shoes of the United States and administer Federal programs and services provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] and the Indian Health Service [IHS]. Since its inception, self-governance has resulted in a higher quality of services, more skilled tribal personnel, political and …

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1994: House Hearing on H.R.3508/ S.1618 – Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1993

Statement of Ada Deer, Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs: “As former chairperson of the Menominee Nation, I know firsthand how important it is for a tribe’s government to have control over sufficient resources to meet the needs of its people. I have engaged in numerous discussions over the years with tribal leaders about the need for …

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1993- Senate Hearing: OVERSIGHT HEARING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SELF-GOVERNANCE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ACT BY THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND THE INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

“Today’s hearing will focus on the implementation of the Self-governance Demonstration Project Act by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. We will discuss some of the obstacles as well as some of the successes of the project since its enactment in 1988. For the past 2 days, a number of the …

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1998- Senate Hearing: S. 2097 TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS INVOLVING INDIAN TRIBES

“Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing on S. 2097, the Indian Tribal Conflict Resolution, Tort Claims and Risk Management Act. This year, the committee has held a series of hearings on Tribal Sovereign Immunity. We know that Sovereign Immunity, which is held in varying degrees by the Federal and State Governments as well, is …

1998- Senate Hearing: S. 2097 TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE THE RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS INVOLVING INDIAN TRIBES Read More »

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