Indian Child Welfare Program, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session, April 8 and 9, 1974   [open pdf - 280MB]

These are the April 8 and 9, 1974 hearings on the "Indian Child Welfare Program," held before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. From the opening statement of James Abourezk: "We have called these hearings today to begin to define the specific problems that American Indian families face in raising their children and how these problems are affected by Federal action or inaction. Many Americans and the Congress are becoming more aware of the difficulties Indian communities face in a broad range of areas: Health, education, land and water rights, economic development, among others. But there are few who are knowledgeable about the difficulties American Indians face in a matter of vital concern to them; namely the welfare of their children and their families." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Bergman, George Goldstein, Jere Brennan, William Byler, Leon F. Cook, Cheryl DeCoteau, Alex Fournier, Bertram Hirsch, Roger R. Jim, Sr., Mary Ann Lawrence, Richard Lone Dog, Carl Mindell, Alan Gurwitt, Mel Sampson, James H. Shore, Margaret Townsend, Joseph Westermeyer, William Blackwell, Thomas Peacock, Evelyn Blanchard, Raymond Butler, Mike Chosa, Victoria Gokee, Carl Hammerschlag, Betty Jack, Robert E. Lewis, Esther Mays, Ramona Osborne, Ben Rowland, Freda Moore, and Mel Tonasket.

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S. Hrg. 93; Senate Hearing 93
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