1973: Senate Hearing – Self-Determination

Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs on the following legislation relating to Indian participation in the government and education of the Indian people:

“S. 1017, the Indian Self-Determination and Educational Reform Act of 1973, to provide for the full participation of Indian tribes in certain programs and services conducted by the Federal Government for Indians; to encourage the development of the human resources of the Indian people; to establish and carry out a national Indian education program; to encourage the establishment of local Indian school control; to train professionals in Indian education; and to establish an Indian youth intern program.

S. 1342, the Administration proposal to amend the Johnson-O’Malley Act, to authorize the Interior Dept to channel appropriated funds under the act directly to Indian tribes and communities for the improvement of Indian children’s education programs; to authorize the Secretary of HEW to contract directly with Indian tribes to carry out Departments Indian health responsibilities, and to detail Public Health Service personnel to assist Indian communities in carrying out health functions.

S. 1343, the Administration proposal to provide for the assumption of the control and operation by Indian tribes and communities of certain programs and services provided for them by the Federal Government.”


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)