<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Funding Ak Native Ed w/7(i)

"This speech was given on November 3, 2003 at the Alaska Native Education Summit. I argue for transforming ANCSA section 7(i) funds into Alaska Native cultural education. It has been pointed out that section 7(i) sharing funds are continuing to support some regional corporations. I belong to one so I am not making light of the issue. However, if thirty years after the passage of ANCSA these corporations still require “fiscal life support” they should become non-profit organizations focused on cultural education.

Cultural education seems important to avoid the state legislation simply using the funds to reduce state support for schools with predominantly Alaska Native students."

Paul Ongtooguk, November 17th, 2003

This speech lasts about 15 minutes and comes in the following MP3 options:

Introduction: (1.1 MB)
Introduciton 64kbps (.56 MB)
Introduction (Variable Bit Rate - 1MB)

Main Speech.(15 MB)
Main Speech 64kbps (7.6 MB)
Main Speech (Variable Bit Rate - 12MB)