1988- Goals, Institutions and the BIA: Problems with Federal Indian Policy

“This paper examines the nature of the Federal-Indian relationship and contends that most problems in Indian policy are deeper than problems with the BIA. Specifically, this paper argues that the absence of clear goals and mission for Indian policy coupled with
federal institutions, namely Congress and the BIA, which are fundamentally designed to be more responsive to non-Indian interests, lie at the heart of the problems of Federal Indian policy.”