National Health Care Reform and Its Implications for Indian Health Care: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session, on the National Health Care Reform and Its Implications for Minnesota Indian Health Programs at the Reservation and at the Urban Level, May 9, 1994, Bemidji, MN.
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994 - 128 pages
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Page 123 - In the last two centuries, the Congress has passed more Federal laws dealing with Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives than any other group of people in the United States. While the Snyder Act, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 and the Indian Education Amendments of 1978 provide the primary budgetary authorities, numerous statutes, court decisions, treaties and other authorities (including those passed in the early 1800's regulating trade with Indians) continue to guide...
Page 71 - 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 117 - It shall be a condition of such transfer that all facilities transferred shall be available to meet the health needs of the Indians and that such health needs shall be given priority over those of the non-Indian population.
Page 77 - The Congress hereby declares that It is the policy of this Nation, in fulfillment of its special responsibilities and legal obligation to the American Indian people, to meet the national goal of providing the highest possible health status to Indians and to provide existing Indian health services with all resources necessary to effect that policy.
Page 118 - Act, adding comprehensive mental health services, tribal facilities development, underscoring the federal responsibility to elevate the health status of Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest possible level, and setting out specific health status objectives to be met by the year 2000.
Page 67 - Red Lake Enterprises: Red Lake Sawmill. Red Lake Fishing Industry, Red Lake Bingo. Red Lake Builders, Chippewa Trading Post-Red Lake & Ponemah Lake's AFA, I met with the then Area Road Engineer, Mr.
Page 117 - AN ACT To transfer the maintenance and operation of hospital and health facilities for Indians to the Public Health Service, and for other purposes.
Page 117 - States of America in Congress assembled, That the Bureau of Indian Affairs, under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, shall direct, supervise, and expend such moneys as Congress may from time to time appropriate, for...
Page 117 - To improve tribal governing capacities, to prepare for contracting of Bureau programs; to enable tribes to provide direction to the Bureau, and to have input to other Federal programs intended to serve Indian people.
Page 112 - Health Center. Lac du Flambeau's Peter Christensen Health Center needs to be renovated and expanded to adequately meet its patients' needs. The existing clinic is overcrowded, over utilized, and overwhelmed. Both IHS and tribal sanitarians have noted safety and health concerns about the clinic. Our clinic was constructed over twenty years ago and is only 8,500 square feet In this space we operate a comprehensive array of educational, preventive, and maintenance health care in addition to our daily...