Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Resolution Supporting the Continued Funding of the Economic Development Administration
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                A F F I L I A T E D   T R I B E S   O F
                   N O R T H W E S T   I N D I A N S

                           RESOLUTION 81-17 

     WHEREAS: Indian Tribes are responsible for the social, 
     educational, and economic development of their tribal 
     members, and  
     WHEREAS: the Economic Development Administration has been a 
     strong contributing factor in improving the economic 
     conditions of the Northwest Indian Tribes through investment 
     of public monies in public works projects and other  
     economic development and adjustment projects; business 
     development loans to generate and retain private sector 
     employment opportunities research, evaluation and 
     demonstration projects designed to foster tribal 
     productivity and growth; and  
     WHEREAS: these efforts by the Economic Development 
     Administration have benefited the unemployed and 
     underemployed Indian people within the northwest region; and  
     WHEREAS: President Reagan is requesting that the Economic 
     Development Administration be completely terminated by 
     Fiscal Year 1982;  
     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Affiliated Tribes of 
     Northwest Indians request the President, Congress and the 
     Administration to continue funding the Economic Development 
     Administration and its related programs.  

     The forgoing resolution has been adopted at the special 
     meeting of the Executive Council of the Affiliated Tribes of 
     Northwest Indians May 26, 1981 at the Sheraton Hotel, 
     Spokane, Washington.  
     _________________________________     ______________________
     Connie Skanen, Executive Director     Russell Jim, President 
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