Eyapi Oaye (Poplar, Mont.) 1963-1966, January 01, 1963, Image 4

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(chairman's comments continued) LAW AND ORDER A meeting of law enforcement officers, legis- lators, representatives of the Indian Bureau will be scheduled for the first part of next week to make studies of law and order juris- diction, such as juvenile delinquencies and highway violators. INTER -TRIBAL POLICY BOARD MEETING HELD IN HELENA ON DECEMBER 20 AND 21. Representatives from the reservation in Mon- tana met to discuss law and order and juris- dictional problems. Speakers were Mr. Lewis Forsell, Assistant Attorney General and Asso- ciate Justice, John C. Harrison. Protection of human beings is paramount. Our juvenile delinquencies continue to increase; State courts having no jurisdiction, The Tribal courts can only turn the juvenile vio- lators over to the parents without any correc- tion methods taken. This situation is not good for our communities. housing will be available for the citizens of the Wolf Point and Poplar, communities. There is much paper work yet to be done, but we hope to begin construction after the winter is over. Mr. Youpee, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Knudsen, Mr. Penner and Mr. Hollow of the Fort Peck Housing Authority, and Mr. Sutphin and Mr. Ray of the agency have worked very hard on this. For several months the Executive Board, the Superintendent, and the Tribal Attorney have been trying to get the restriction raised on growing price supported crops on submarginal land. We have received work that the Secretary of the Int- erior has granted our request. Price supp- orted cropscan be grown on submarginal land next Year. The Inter -Tribal Policy Board plan to meet with their legislators on this issue this month to discuss possible legislation. I am including this item of our Inter -Tribal Policy Board as part of my report as one of our Board members, Mrs. Eva Mae Smith is the Secretary of this organization. SUBMARGINAL LANDS I am pleased to report that a new permit has been granted us for the privilege of grow- ing price -supported crops on these lands. NEW JAIL The Executive Board has approved a resolu- tion providing for legislation to appropriate funds for a new jail. SUPETINTFY DENT' S COMMENTS The past two months have been busy ones for the agency people and the members of the Tribal Executive Board. We are a little closer on some of the things we are trying to accomplish but there is much work remain- ing to be done. We were pleased to get final approval on 56 units of public housing. For the first time now we are sure that low -rent The last report on the industrial comp- any whose officials visited here last Sept- ember is that their interest remains high. Tribal officials and the Attorney will be meeting with them this month in Chicago. We want very much to have this company begin operations here. The Area Redevelopment Administration says that every new job in a community means almost two other jobs that are created by the goods and services necessary to support the first one. The Area Redevelopment Administration has asked for additional material on our Arts and Crafts project. Mr. Ray of the agency is working with the architect and the Executive Board to obtain this information. Mr. Wurtzel of the Tribal Attorney's office met with us before Christmas to de- velop plans for a community center and new tribal chambers. This, if it is approved by the Community Facilities Administration, will require Federal and Tribal financing. We recently received a report of the audit of tribal operations made last April by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This audit showed some actions that needed correction. Some of these actions have already been madeo Others will take more time and the Executive Board and the agency, with help from the Billings Area Office, are developing proced- ures that will conform to the recommendations of the audit. The agency is filling positions that Rave been vacant for some time 4, Superintendent's comments cont'd following page)

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