There is one summary for S.1017. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (02/26/1973)

Indian Self-Determination and Educational Reform Act - Title I: Indian Self-Determination Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a contract or contracts with any tribal organization of any Indian tribe to plan, conduct, and administer programs, or portions thereof, of educational assistance, agricultural assistance, and social welfare.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and of Health, Education, and Welfare to make a grant or grants to any tribal organization of any such Indian tribe for planning, training, evaluation, and other activities specifically designed to make it possible for such tribal organization to enter into contracts under this Act. Provides that the Secretaries may, upon the request of any tribal organization, detail any civil service employee serving under a career or career conditional appointment for a period of up to 180 days to such organization in the planning, conduct, or administration of programs under this Act.

Authorizes the Secretaries to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

Title II: Indian Educational Reform Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, for the purpose of providing education to Indians enrolled in the public schools of any State, to enter in contracts with any such State or political subdivision thereof, or with any Indian tribe. Provides that the Secretary shall not enter into any contract unless the prospective contractor has submitted to and has had approved by the Secretary an education plan which implies with requirements set forth in this title, including: (1) that all taxable property within each school district affected by any such proposed contract is taxed at a rate equal to the average property tax rate in the five most comparable school districts in such State which are not eligible for assistance under this Act; (2) that all funds which any such affected school district receives under the provisions of the Act of September 30, 1950 shall be considered local tax income for the purposes of this Act; and (3) that per capita payments of State and local education funds to any such affected school district are not less than the average of such payments made to such five comparable school districts in such State which are not eligible for assistance under this Act.

Authorizes such appropriations as may be necessary for such programs.

Authorizes the Secretary to establish and carry out a program of making grants to and contracts with institutions of higher education and other public or private nonprofit organizations or agencies with relevant experience and expertise in order to provide fellowships for the development of professionals in Indian education.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a contract or contracts with any State education agency or school district for the purpose of assisting such agency or district in the acquisition of sites for, or the construction, acquisition, or renovation of facilities (including all necessary equipment) in school districts on or adjacent to or in close proximity to any Indian reservation or other lands held in trust by the United States for Indians, if such facilities are necessary for the education of Indians residing on any such reservation or lands.

States that in order to provide meaningful and career-related work opportunities for Indian youth who are not enrolled in educational programs during the summer months, the Secretary is authorized to establish and carry out an Indian youth intern program for Indian students sixteen years of age or older who are regularly enrolled in secondary shcool, vocational school, or higher education programs during usual school terms.

Authorizes the Secretary to undertake research and development in the field of Indian education. Provides that no project shall be funded until the Secretary is satisfied that the projects do not duplicate previous research projects.