FG 366 (National Advisory Council on Indian Education) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   85
Organizational Note

The National Advisory Council on Indian Education was established under the authority of Section 442, Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972, P.L. 92-318. The Council is a
Presidential advisory committee which functions administratively within the jurisdiction of the Office of Indian Education, Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

The Council was established to advise the Commissioner of Education on the administration of education programs from which Indian adults or children benefit and to review and make recommendations concerning grant applications to prove technical assistance to local education agencies and Indian education agencies, institutions and organizations to assist them in improving the education of Indian children.

The Council consists of 15 members, including the Chairman, who are Indians and Alaskans natives appointed by the President. Indian tribes and organizations furnish nominators. Thus, represent diverse geographic areas of the country. Members serve for terms of three years.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and executive nominations. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Jerry H. Jones, Bradley H. Patterson, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Terrence O’Donnell, Fred F. Fielding, James H. Cavanaugh and John Vickerman.

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