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This liaw-M a balance of $24,000 for distribution according to the demands tee agricultural activities in the spring. Special emphasis is being given to the binttmnt of these funds in enterprises which will enable Indians to realise a ittw. in the quickest possible time. Individually planned agricultural and Hteafaxt programs assist the Indians to make wise use of this loan fund.
Sixty-one students ha\c received loans totaling $10,069 from the funds art aside for educational purposes. The balance of $4,331 prolxably «ill be jonl before the beginning of the second semester of the school year 1936 37.
lnduttry among Indian*, 19.17
Indians of 41 jurisdictions obtained some assistance from this appropriation. Their requests, however, exceeded the amount available by $52,000.
Indxistry among Indians, 1986
IRRIGABLE LAND AND INDIGENT LOANS
The loans for support in 1936 aggregated $13,180 as compared with $20,820.24 in 1935 and $23,800.09 in 1934. The act provides that such loans may remain a charge and lien against the Indian lands until paid and reimbursements from such loans will therefore not be made as rapidly as in the case of industrial assistance loans. Loans for the improvement of irrigable allotments totaled $1,837.50.
Applications for loans are made on a printed form and submitted to the Indian Office for approval. The amount loaned any one Indian does not exceed $1,000 where the money is to be used for development of the allotment, and where the loan is due to old age, disability or indigence, such amount as may be necessary properly to care for the applicant, in no case to exceed $600 in any one fiscal year. The total amount loaned cannot exceed 50 percent of the appraised value of the permanent improvements. When the loan is approved notation is made on our land records against the trust allotment or inherited land of the applicant. The total amount of the loan is placed to the credit of the allottee as individual money to be used for the specific purpose required. When authorized for land develop-" nient the money may be used for any kind of productive improvement, for drainage, leveling, fertilizer, seed, needed buildings, and for proper equipment. Loans to allottees on account of old age are used for necessary living expenses of the individual and his immediate dependent family.
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The amount of individual loans for support purpose* ranged from 135 to The average for the 114 loans made would l>o about SI 13.
Language change.—Kffcctivc July 1, 1935, the »i\ separate Navajo juri*ti»ct».»s» were consolidated into one general agency. The Navajo Tril>e has not »«-crp««««i the Indian Reorganization Act. The limitation of $25,000 applied to the Naia/o population of 47,000 will not permit suflicicut aid to this group of Indiana.