1991- Senate Hearing: Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project Act

“The Self-Governance Demonstration Project, I believe, is one of the brightest spots on the horizon of Indian affairs because I believe it has already proved what many of us have long believed, that tribal governments should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to determining how Federal programs can best be adapted to serve the unique needs of each tribal government and the citizens and reservation residents that they serve.

The former chairman of this committee, Senator Dan Evans, and I had the pleasure of sponsoring similar amendments and worked closely together to draft title 3 language, and I am pleased with the results so far. I believe that all the participating tribes, as well as BIA, should be gratified with the initial successes.”