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Relations with Native Americans
George Bliss provided much valuable background on the history and problems facing two Indian tribes in Maine with which the Service Committee has had work for three years. These Roman Catholic Indians are caught in a complex of social tensions, political and economic exploitation and mutual suspicion between themselves and white people in the area. After a number of Friends raised questions and expressed the hope for further interest in work with the Indians in Maine, the Meeting approved referring the matter to the Finance Committee and the Central Advisory Committee to consider the possibility of including a suitable item in the proposed Yearly Meeting budget. Concern was expressed that individuals and local meetings explore further the whole problem.