American Indian Disability Legislation Project
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American Indian Disability Legislation Project findings of a national survey of tribal governments.

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Published by Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities, the University of Montana, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center in Missoula, Mont, [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • Indians with disabilities -- Services for -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Health services accessibility -- United States -- Statistics.

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Other titlesNational survey of tribal governments
ContributionsEducational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17119687M

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