Final Report of the American Indian Policy Review Commission (May 1977)

"This final report of the American Indian Policy Review Commission represents 2 years of intensive investigative work encompassing the entire field of Federal-Indian relations. The last such investigation occurred almost 50 years ago. The conclusions of that investigation and its condemnation of the policies which had governed Federal administration over the preceding 50 years brought an abrupt shift in the statutory policies governing the Federal-Indian relations, a complete repudiation of the policies which had controlled from the late 1800's to the mid-1930's. And yet the American Indian today finds himself in a position little better than that which he enjoyed in 1928 when the Meriam Report was issued."

"Two hundred six specific recommendations are set forth below and numbered consecutively beginning with chapter one and concluding in chapter thirteen."

"The leasing program has, in many instances, tied up tribal and individually owned trust land for years and today poses serious obstacles to tribal initiatives toward economic development and self-sufficiency."

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