Tags: buy | indian | act | taft

Buy Indian Act Now Being Enforced, 103 Years After Passage

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 01:41 PM

By Andrea Billups

More than a hundred years after the Buy Indian Act was passed in 1910, it's finally being enforced.

The legislation, first passed during the administration of President William Howard Taft, was aimed at ensuring that American Indian-owned businesses would receive preferences from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, not unlike the set-aside policies that have assisted other minority-owned companies, The Washington Times reports.

The law was designed to assist those living on reservations.

The century-long holdup in enforcement was apparently a result of confusion over language in the law referring to the "discretion" of the Interior secretary.

The law was implemented in July, The Times noted, and is expected to generate about $45 million in new contract business between the government and Indian-owned businesses in the coming years.

Despite the law's just now being officially enforced, American Indian businesses have received contracts from the Interior Department in the past.


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Libertarian Sheldon Richman: Chris Kyle Like Mass Killer

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:53 PM

According to a prominent libertarian activist, the late American Sniper hero Chris Kyle is essentially the same as m . . .

Poll: 77 Percent Favor Government Action on Climate Change

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:15 AM

A significant majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republican voters, support policies that would s . . .

Gun Rights' Groups to Texas Pols: Grow a Spine on Open Carry

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:01 AM

Many Texans are furious over what they perceive to be wavering support from Republican state legislators over enacting a . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved