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Mr. Phinney recommended that the resolution be amended to include "in any State where Indian sufferage [[suffrage]] is denied." Mr. Dozier recommended that the resolution include "full rights to citizenship" instead of the words the right to vote. Mr. Cata accepted the suggestion but stated that the felling is not that the Indians in these states are not considered citizens but that the Indians of these states would like the right to vote. Mr. Dozier stated that the Santa Clara Pueblos were afraid that if they voted they would have to pay taxes on their lands. It was agreed that Mr. Cata and Mr. Dozier should get together and work out the wording of the resolution. The delegates agreed to vote on the idea to be incorporated in the resolution with the understanding that the language was to be clarified. The resolution was adopted unanimously and was given the number 6. Resolution No. 7: Resolution No. 7 proposing the formation of an editorial staff for a periodical news letter was presented. No. questions were raised concerning this resolution. The resolution was put to a vote and adopted unanimously. Resolution No. 8: Resolution No. 8, calling upon Congress to adopt the policy of consulting with Indians through their duly appointed representatives before adopting any legislation, directed specifically and prescriptively at Indians, their lives and their property, was presented by the Resolution Committee. No questions were raised in connection with this resolution, and it was adopted unanimously. Resolution No. 9: Mr. DeMers asked Mr. McNickle to present the next three resolutions. Mr. McNickle presented Resolution No. 9, which requests the Secretary of the Interior to designate as the Indian person authorized under Executive Order 8930, dated November 1, 1941, to sit as a representative on the Policy Board of the National Indian Institute, an Indian who shall be recommended to him by the National Congress of American Indians. Mr. McNickle moved that the resolution be adopted and MR. Cross seconded the motion. The resolution was adopted unanimously. Resolution No. 10: Mr. McNickle presented Resolution No. 10 requesting that the National Congress of American Indians make known to the members of Congress its wishes that public funds be appropriated for the proper and necessary expenses of the National Indian Institute in order that is may function as intended. Mr. McNickle moved that the resolution be adopted. Mr. Cross seconded it. The resolution was adopted by unanimous vote. Resolution No. 11: Mr. McNickle presented Resolution No. 11 requesting that the Executive Council of the National Congress of American Indians take such steps as may be necessary to bring about a cooperative arrangement with the National Opinion Research Center of Denver, Colorado, including the raising and expending of funds. in order to carry out a survey of Indian opinion. No questions were raised relative to this resolution. Motion was made and seconded that the resolution be adopted. The resolution was adopted by unanimous vote. - 35 -
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