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Bureau of Indian Affairs strips blood quantum from proposed Johnson O'Malley rule

Depending how you look at it, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is either catching up with old business or making things more complicated for the popular Johnson O'Malley education program.

In a notice published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, the BIA said it is doing the former. JOM contracts with tribes, Indian organizations, states and school districts cannot base eligibility on a student's blood quantum, the document reads.


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