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[88 STAT. 2204]
[88 STAT. 2204]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975


PUBLIC LAW 93-638-JAN. 4, 1975



United States to respond to the strong expression of the Indian people for self-determination by assuring maximum Indian participation in the direction of educational as well as other Federal services to Indian communities so as to render such services more responsive to the needs and desires of those communities. (b) 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. (c) The Congress declares that a major national goal of the United States is to provide the quantity and -quality of educational services and opportunities which will permit Indian children to compete and excel in the life areas of their choice, and to achieve the measure of self-determination essential to their social and economic well-being. DEFINITIONS 25 USC 450b.

SEC. 4. For the purposes of this Act, the term— (a) "Indian" means a person who is a member of an Indian tribe; (b) "Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or connrnmity, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or establislied pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the Ignited States to Indians because of their status as Indians; (c) "Tribal organization" means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: Provided, That in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefitting more than one Indian tribe, the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant; (d) "Secretary", unless otherwise designated, means the Secretary of the Interior; (f) "State education agency" means the State board of education or other agency or officer primarily responsible for supervision by the State of public elementary and secondary schools, or, if there is no such officer or agency, an officer or agency designated by the Governor or by State law. REPORTING AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS


gj;c. 5. (a) Each rccipleut of Federal financial assistance from the Secretary of Interior or the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, under this Act, shall keep such records as the appropriate Secretary shall prescribe, including records which fully disclose the amount and disposition by such recipient of the proceeds of such assistance, the cost of the project or undertaking in connection with which such assistance is given or used, the amount of that portion of the cost of the project or undertaking supplied by other sources, and