Recovery Aid for ‘Indian Country’


Good news for the nation’s Native American community – the stimulus plan will be including 500 million dollars for American Indian tribes, over half of it for schools. However, one downside could be that almost all of this money seems to be slated for school improvements and construction; like many items in the stimulus package, they will only be effective investments if they are supported in the future, in this case with maitenance both of physical standards for schools and of the quality of education being provided by the teachers and staff at those schools.

However, the fact that the White House decided to emphasize it by featuring it on their own webpage for the stimulus program is a statement in itself – I don’t remember teh last time Native American issues where brought up on a national level.

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