Testimony of the National Council of Urban Indian Health Presented by Moke Eaglefathers Board President of NCUIH on the Presidents Fiscal Year 2008 FY 2008 Budget Elimination of the Urban Indian Health Program 02-15-07
Publication Year: 2007
Last Updated: 2010-01-25 22:02:18
Short Abstract: We predicted in last year's written testimony to the HHS Tribal Budget and Policy Consultation Session that the proposal to zero out the Urban Indian Health Program in the FY 2007 budget may very well set precedent in the following years' budget. While we succeeded—with the help of our allies in Congress—in restoring funding for the Urban Indian Health Program back into the FY 2007 budget, the original proposal did indeed set precedent as is obvious from the FY 2008 budget. It is now even more acceptable to bypass the historical, federal trust responsibility vis-a-vis this nation's indigenous peoples than it used to be.