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down to the current and present needs. I want to say in this connection, I am not a ward of the Government but our tribal property is under the jurisdiction of the Department and the Government and therefore our interest as members of our tribes and our tribal property is under the jurisdiction of the Government, and we come under that much of the jurisdiction of the Department. MR. DWIGHT: Do you want to put that to a motion for the Executive Council to consider? MR. SHORT: I move that the Executive Committee be requested to examine into the possibilities of the administration of Indian Affairs so as to make it more effective in keeping with the current Indian needs to help the bringing about of this readjustment. Mr. Cross seconded the motion. The motion to a vote and carried unanimously. Mr. Phinney had presented three resolutions to the Resolutions Committee. Mr. DeMers asked Mr. Phinney if he had any objections to referring these resolutions to the Executive Council for consideration. Mr. Phinney replied that he did not object. Mr. DeMers made the motion that the resolutions be presented to the Executive Council for consideration. The motion was seconded and carried by unanimous vote of the delegates present. Meeting adjourned at 5:00 P.M. *********************** November 18, 1944 - Moring Session The meeting was called to order by Mr. Dwight, Chairman of the Convention, at 9:30 A.M. Mr. James Dougomah made the motion that the National Congress of American Indians go on record as expressing its appreciation for what the boys in the Armed Services are doing overseas in behalf of America. The motion was seconded and passed by unanimous vote of the delegates present. Mr. Fred Mahone suggested that the delegates present stand for a minute's silent prayer for the boys who had lost their lives in the Service. Mr. Dwight appointed a Nominating Committee composed of the following: Peru Farver, Charles Heacock, Don Whistler, Simon Kirk, and Edward L. Rogers. The Chairman of the Convention then presented the Program Committee. D'Arcy McNickle, Chirman of the Committee, presented the program of the Committee. -39-
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