Implementation on the Tribal Self-governance Demonstration Project: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, on Oversight Hearing on Implementation of the Self-Governance Demonstration Project Act by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service, October 20, 1993, Washington, DC.

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994 - 144 pages
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Page 94 - The Congress hereby recognizes the obligation of the United States to respond to the strong expression of the Indian people for self-determination by assuring maximum Indian participation in the direction of educational as well as other Federal services to Indian communities so as to render such services more responsive to the needs and desires of those communities.
Page 67 - The very fact of repeated treaties with them recognizes it; and the settled doctrine of the law of nations is, that a weaker power does not surrender its independence — its right to self-government, by associating with a stronger, and taking its protection. A weak state, in order to provide for its safety, may place itself under the protection of one more powerful, without stripping itself of the right of government and ceasing to be a state.
Page 94 - The Congress declares its commitment to the maintenance of the Federal Government's unique and continuing relationship with and responsibility to the Indian people through the establishment of a meaningful Indian self-determination policy which will permit an orderly transition from Federal domination of programs for and services to Indians to effective and meaningful participation by the Indian people in the planning, conduct, and administration of those programs and services.
Page 64 - Government operates — to shift from top-down bureaucracy to entrepreneurial Government that empowers citizens and communities to change our country from the bottom up. We must reward the people and ideas that work and get rid of those that don't.
Page 94 - ... the Federal Government's unique and continuing relationship with and responsibility to the Indian people through the establishment of a meaningful Indian self-determination policy which would permit an orderly transition from Federal domination of programs for and services to Indians to effective and meaningful participation by the Indian people in the planning, conduct and administration of those programs and services...
Page 136 - Secretary" means the Secretary, the Under Secretary, any Assistant Secretary, or any other head or assistant head of the executive or military department or other Federal agency; and the term "his duly authorized representative" means any person or persons or board (other than the Contracting Officer) authorized to act for the head of the agency or the Secretary. (b) The term "Contracting Officer...
Page 114 - ... policies tie primarily to local processes and A-128 compliance. The Tribe knows that the BIA still keeps residual amounts that are too high and that it is going to take a lot more work to negotiate the amounts that are a fair share. Tribal staff need better ways to work with BIA so that Bureau restructuring supports Self-Governance while being realistic for the other tribes. Still the Tribe is using its BIA Self-Governance authority to run programs in ways that meet tribal needs. And the Tribe...
Page 136 - Executive agency" means an executive department, a military department, or any independent establishment within the meaning of 5 USC 101, 102, and 104(1), respectively, and any wholly owned Government corporation within the meaning of 31 USC 9101. "Federal agency...
Page 132 - Indian organizations pursuant to this title shall be in accordance with all Federal contracting laws and regulations except that, in the discretion of the Secretary, such contracts may be negotiated without advertising and need not conform to the provisions of the Act of August 24, 1935 (48 Stat.
Page 29 - Edward K. Thomas. I am the elected president of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, a federally recognized Indian tribe of more than 26,000 tribal citizens.

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