ERIC Number: ED039058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Social Programs and Political Styles of Minneapolis Indians. An Interim Report.
Harkins, Arthur M.; Woods, Richard G.
Indian leaders in Minneapolis are frequently those Indians who are in favor with the non-Indian population; who are employed in the poverty program area; and who have assumed leadership roles for the benefit of non-Indians, self, and select cronies. As Indian spokesman, they have opposed public assistance in the form of educational programs and poverty programs in which they are not directly involved. Although not representative of the urban Indian population, they have controlled the Indian image by their community visibility and their access to communications media and have perpetuated Indian separation from major urban institutions and agencies. To promote social change and economic improvement, Indian leaders will have to learn to work within predominantly non-Indian organizations, to exercise internal pressures for change, and to coordinate their activities with change agents outside the Indian community. Specific anti-poverty programs, some pertaining exclusively to Indians, are described in this report. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.
Identifiers: AIM; American Indian Movement