THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, July 30, 1971
Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, July 30, 1971
Indians threaten lawsuit against 'U' City hurt by 'U' funding bill
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income for the University dur-
ing its infant stages."
The proposal "Concerning the
University's Obligation to the
American Indian," outlines prob-
lems of America's approximately
1 million Indians (30,000 in Mich-
igan), including the claim that
Indians are "the poorest and the
least educated people in Michi-
gan, as well as in the United
States" and cites a general need
for improved educational oppor-
tunities for American Indiains.
According to the proposal, the
Opportunity Awards Program.
established by the. University in
1964 to increase the enrollment of
black students and other minori-
ties "has failed totally to date in
regard to American Indians."
The chief reasons for a lack of
Indian representation in the Op-
portunity Awards Program, says
the proposal, is that "the Ad-
missions Office has made no at-
tempt to contact Indian com-
munities" and that there is no
American Indian recruiter on the
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The proposal suggests the fol-
"As a beginning to correcting
the present situation, it is a ne-
cessity that an American Indian
of at least one-fourth Indian
blood (the recognized legal re-
quirement for Indian status) be
hired to work directly with the
Opportunity Program for the
purpose of recruiting Indiani stlu-
dents for the University.
"Secondly, because there are
at most only 1 million Indians in
the United States, the recruiter
must be allowed to make at least
two trips (annually) for recruit-
ing purposes outside the state of
Michigan. Not only is the limited
number of Indians a rationale
far out-of-state recruiting, but In-
dian people did not draw any
state or territorial boundaries.
"Thirdly, the recruiter should
be allowed to attend major con-
ferences which are related to In-
dian education. . . . It is absolute-
ly necessary that the recruiter at-
tend the National Indian Educa-
tion Conference, conceived by the
University of Minnesota, but now
held at various locations through-
out the United States.
"Fourthly, in addition to the
Opportunity Program f u n d s
available to in-state students, the
University should allow the In-
dian scholarship fund to accrue
instead of being reabsorbed into
' the Financial Aids Office general
fund if it is not used. The amount
should not exceed $80,000, but be
held constant at this level.
"Fifthly, it is only fair that the
University increase its course of-
ferings in respect to American
Indians. Presently there are only
three relevant courses offered
which are not representative of
Indian contributions to society,
historically and presently.
"This expanded offering should
include courses in Indian-White
relations and Woodland Indian
culture. This expansion of course
offerings is necessary to correct
misinformation about American
Indians as to the many important
contr'ibutions of Indian people and
provide a source of identification
for on-campus Indians."
The 1817 Treaty of Fort Meigs
is not new to University officials.
In 1932 the Regents, at the sug-
gestion of the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, who recollected the In-
dians' grant of land, made avail-
able five scholarships for Ameri-
The Alliance states in its pro-
posal, "It was finally established
this year that there has been
$20.000 per year budgeted into the
Indian scholarship fund, yet the
University has only publicized the
availability of five scholarships.
and these for tuition only.
"There were many years when
none of the five scholarships were
used and only of late has there
been significant usage. Therefore,
for the majority of the 32 years
that these scholarships have been
in existence, nearly $20,000 per
year has been returned to the
general fund of the Financial
William Fenstemacher, asst.
vice-president for academic af-
fairs, with whom Johnson has
discussed recruiting, readily ac-
knowledges that the 1817 treaty
However., he says, while the In-
dians clearly made the land
grants "believing they may wish
some of their children hereafter
educated, "the financial arrange-
ments and obligations of the insti-
tution are not clearly spelled
Gilbert Maddox, a recruiter-
counselor for minority groups.
points out that there are not an
adequate number of Indians grad-
uating from high schools who are
qualified to enter the University.
"Both Chicanos and Indians
are in far worse shape than
blacks in terms of education. The
program is going to require a
complex program," he says.
GA sty blli ts c0111111i
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tions for Knox's post may be
resolved, considerable contro-
versy exists over how candidates
for the other seats will be
Some have challenged the
authority of GA to make nomi-
nations, and feel future nomi-
nations should come from Rack-
GA has been judged "unrep-
resentative" by the Central Stu-
dent Judiciary (CSJ) and they
said that student members of
the committee should be chosen
by a unit which represents stu-
dent views and interests.
Psychology Prof. Warren Nor-
man, chairman of SACUA ex-
plained, however, that it is
(Continued from Page i) subsidy to the city and denies the
ally." says City Administrator University is uninterested in con-
Guy Larcom. tinning the payments because
Though the payments may end. "the police will continue to po-
Larcom says police and fire pro- lice the University anyway."
tection for the University will "I know that (some officials)
continue to be provided by the have made that comment. but it's
city with no reduction in serv- not true," Fleming says.
ices - even the ticketing of Uni- Yesterday, Zollar told his fel-
versity parking lots. low Senators that Fleming had'
Even though the University has agreed with him to drop the re-
independently ended its payments quest for a police and fire subsidy
to the city for the ticketing of the allocation.
lots, Larcom adds, the city gains Fleming responded last night
enough revenue from fines that by stating that "when I talked
it is worthwhile for the police to with him he said they had made
continue writing tickets. the decision that they were not
University President Robben going to include any police or*
Fleming says he is pinning his fire payments. and said there was
hopes on the House to increase no use talking about it. I agreed
the University's allocation suffic- that if they had made their de-
iently to permit the University to cision there was no use talking
continue paying at least some about it."
Senate passes higher education. bill
iConItinued from Page 1) funds." said he was opposed to
this year while gradually phas- the provisions in the bill con-
ing it out, failed by a wide cerning the conduct of faculty
margin. members and students.
Bursley also criticized provi- Announcing that lie would
sions in the bill aimed at regu- seek an opinion from state At-
lating the number of hours that torney General Frank Kelley a.'
faculty members should teach to the legality of such provisions,
"We should take cognizance Young charged the appropria-
of the trend to slip in things on tions committee with using the
educational matters into an ap- appropriations bill to "hand-
propriations bill," Bursley said. cuff" educators.
Sen. Young. though he voted In an interview, Young said
for the bill because of what he lie believed the appropriations
called "the desperate need of committee, headed by Sen. CharA
our educational institutions for les Zollar (R-Benton Harbor),
--- was attempting to abridge the
et constitutioially routed auto-
nomy of the universities in the
"written into the bylaws" of state and he urged the univer-
SACUA that members of the sities to "disregard" those pro-
committee are to be nominated visions.
by Graduate Assembly.
"Graduate Assembly and Dail Offi
Rackhamn," Norman said, "willI l
have to work out their differ-
ences." Day ( aleiudar
Dan Fox, president of Rack-
ham, says he is certain an agree- FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1971
ment will be reached with GA
by the fall, and he feels that School of Mus. Prof. Fuleen South;
Rackham will probably make the ern, "Llack Pioneers in Amer. Muus
nominations for the two posts Rackham Amph., 3:4 p.m.
that will be open at that time. Summer. Film FestivalZAud A A
While saying GA will "solicit International Folk Dance Bar-
comments" from a number of bour aGym, 8-11 p.m.
organizations including Rack- Michigan epertory Univ. Player%,
ham, Bommersbach said the A Streetcar Named Desire: Menders-
final d e c i a i in will remain Sc. af Mus. Mus. of Black Ameri
with GA. cans: Rackham Aud., 1 p.m.
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