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For Immediate Release: January 9, 1980

The American Indian Art and Culture Review panel will hold its first meeting on Saturday, January 26, 1980, at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Administration Building conference room. The review panel has been established to discuss the role of the federal government in the preservation of Indian culture and art. I f the panel determines there is a role for the federal government, it will then discuss options for federal involvement.

The review panel will also analyze the education programs of IAIA and its future location. The possibility of relocation must be substantiated or justification for the maintenance of the present site be presented

Members of the panel are the National Tribal Chairmen's Association president Wendall Chino; All Indian Pueblo Council chairman Delfin Lovato; National Congress of American Indians Secretary-Treasurer Ella Mae Horse; National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Joseph Duffey; National Endowment for the Arts chairman Livingston Biddle; University of New Mexico anthropology professor Alfonso Ortiz; Native American Council of Regents coordinator Richard West, Junior; and Museum of the American Indian director Roland W. Force.