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3. That such annual budgets include adequate funds to provide for the credit needs and for capital investment required for the full development of Indian resources;

4. That determinations with respect to the disposition of property or any actions which may affect treaty rights or agreements be based on agreement between an Indian tribe or group and the United States;

5. That any transfer of services now provided by the United States for the benefit of Indians be jointly planned with Indians; and

6. That Public Law 280 (83rd Cong.) be modified to provide that the assumption by States of jurisdiction in criminal and civil actions in Indian reservations be brought about only after negotiation between a State and an Indian tribe and only to the extent from time to time agreed upon by the Indian tribe;

7. That the Indian groups be kept fully advised at all stages of pending legislation in which their interests may be involved and that the Secretary of the Interior likewise keep them advised of regulatory measures which may be proposed for adoption, and accord full opportunity to the Indian groups and their representatives to be heard and have their needs and views considered in the formulation, modification or repeal of regulatory measures.

Resolution No. 2 13th Annual Convention of the NCAI

WHEREAS, there was introduced in the 84th Congress Senate Concurrent Resolution 85 which provides a declaration of policy in the field of Indian affairs with which the NCAI is substantially in accord,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS, in convention assembled, September 24 to 28, 1956, Salt Lake City, Utah, that we hereby endorse and recommend the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 85 in the 85th Congress and
FURTHER RESOLVE that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Interior and all Members of Congress.

Following is the language of SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 3 (85th Congress). It is identical with the language of the Senate Concurrent Resolution 85 of the 84th Congress, mentioned in Resolution No. 2.

Concurrent resolution

WHEREAS it is the understanding of Congress that its responsibility in the American Indian problem cannot be fulfilled by the dispersal of Indian communities, but by the continuous development of their human and economic potential; and
WHEREAS it is recognized that Indian communities cannot be considered to have reached the American level of well-being until the principles of consent of the governed, self-determination, and local self-government are operative, nor until Indian opportunities in economy, education, and health are measurably equal to those of their fellow citizens; and
WHEREAS the American "point 4 program," as it has been applied successfully in underdeveloped areas of the world, reveals tested techniques whereby American Indian communities may be so developed; Now, therefore, be it

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