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ERIC Number: ED045238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
"Red Power" and Indian Education.
Heath, G. Louis
The document is the result of research conducted on 14 Indian reservations and one settlement in the Southwest, Midwest, West, and Pacific Northwest by Illinois State University in the summer of 1970. Some 124 Indians were interviewed, many of whom were leaders and participants in various Red Power organizations. As noted, the dominant impression to emerge from the research was that Indians have become very aware that they, collectively, can materially transfigure their own lives for the better. They have also become aware that other racial and ethnic groups have culturally expressive institutions. Indians have been lacking detectable political power and have been unable to control education of their own children; consequently , they have gravitated to the brink of cultural extinction. It is reported that the recent vigilance of the Indian springs from a disconcerting realization that he must now mobilize every vestige of power to provide for this cultural continuity. The document concludes that Red Power and educational renaissance are both requisite to the regeneration of Indian culture. (EL)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
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