This project examined research on health, rehabilitation, independent living, and education issues that affect people with disabilities living in Indian Country. The report discusses views and perspectives of American Indialaska Native people with disabilities, tribal leaders, and federal agency representatives identified as productive in meeting the needs of people with disabilities residing in tribal lands. This report also assesses and recommends government-to-government (state to sovereign tribal to U.S. government) improvements in relationships needed for effective coordination across existing federally funded projects/programs. In addition, a Toolkit guide providing resource information was developed for use by consumers, tribal communities, and people at state, local, and federal levels.
National Council on Disability
Kauffman A. Whelshula M. Paternoster V. Spellman T. Thompson W. Walline A. People with disabilities on tribal lands: education, health care, vocational rehabilitation, and independent living. National Council on Disability Aug 1;1-133. 2003