ERIC Number: ED043434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Problems with Alcohol Among Urban Indians in Minneapolis.
Historically, it is believed that the American Indians have problems with alcohol which are disproportionate when compared with persons from other cultures. One of the purposes of this study was to attempt to identify individual and cultural differences in the use of alcohol which might exist between urban Indian, White, and Negro subcultures in Minneapolis. The data gathered from Municipal Court, the Minneapolis Department of Public Relief, Pioneer House Evaluation Center, and the Minneapolis Work House indicate that at least the aspect of drinking which comes to public attention exists disproportionately in the Minneapolis Indian population. Approximately 2% of the city's population is Indian, but of the average 156 drunk arrests per week in 1969, one-third were made on Indians. The document lists the cross-cultural comparisons in tabular form as well as recommendations to help solve the problem. (EJ)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Racial Characteristics, Urban American Indians, Urban Population
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, 231 Clay School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)