The National Council on Indian Opportunity

The National Council on Indian Opportunity

Quiet Champion of Self-determination

Book - 2014
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Largely forgotten today, the National Council on Indian Opportunity (1968-1974) was the federal government's establishment of self-determination as a way to move Indians into the mainstream of American life. By endorsing the principle that Indians possessed the right to make choices about their own lives, envision their own futures, and speak and advocate for themselves, federal policy makers sought to ensure that Native Americans possessed the same economic, political, and cultural opportunities afforded other Americans. In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780826354990
Characteristics: ix, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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