25 U.S. Code § 304a - Study and investigation of Indian education in United States and Alaska; contracts; report to Congress; appropriations

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The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”), acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is authorized and directed to conduct a study and investigation of Indian education in the continental United States and Alaska, including a study and investigation of
(1) the education problems of Indian children from non-English speaking homes, and
(2) the possibility of establishing a more orderly, equitable, and acceptable program for transferring Indian children to public schools.
The Secretary, in carrying out the provisions of this section, is authorized to enter into contracts in accordance with the provisions of the Johnson-O’Malley Act of June 4, 1936 (49 Stat. 1458; 25 U.S.C. 452).
Not later than two years after funds are made available to carry out the purposes of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a complete report of the results of such study and investigation, together with such recommendations as he deems desirable.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of this section.


(July 14, 1956, ch. 588, 70 Stat. 531.)
References in Text

The Johnson-O’Malley Act of June 4, 1936, referred to in text, probably means act Apr. 16, 1934, ch. 147, 48 Stat. 596, as amended generally by act June 4, 1936, ch. 490, 49 Stat. 1458, which is classified to sections 452 to 457 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 452 of this title and Tables.

Section is composed of sections 1 to 4 of joint resolution July 14, 1956.
Admission of Alaska as State

Admission of Alaska into the Union was accomplished Jan. 3, 1959, on issuance of Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81, 73 Stat. c16, as required by sections 1 and 8(c) ofPub. L. 85–508, July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as notes preceding section 21 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.


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