The Santa Fe Indian School is a Bureau of Indian Education institution in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo: Enrique A Sanabria
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has added another hearing to its schedule this month. On May 17, the committee will review a recent report that labeled Indian programs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service as "high risk." The Government Accountability Office singled out education, health care and energy development as areas of concern. "It is critical that Congress maintain its focus on improving the effectiveness with which federal agencies meet their responsibilities to serve tribes and their members," the GAO said.
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