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ERIC Number: ED082890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
Navajo Studies at Navajo Community College.
Hatathli, Ned
The document covers the Navajo Studies Program (NSP) at Navajo Community College (NCC). The Navajo Studies Program differs from other Indian Studies Programs in 7 ways, e.g.: (1) it is located on the Navajo Reservation and controlled by the tribe; (2) NCC incorporates Indian studies into every individual program and area of concentration--English is concerned with Indian literature, Economics with Indian development, and Science with resources. The 14 NSP objectives include such things as: (1) to learn and respect pride in being Navajo; and (2) to recognize the necessity of Indian unity and corporation. NSP's aim is to increase Indians' pride in and familiarity with their rich culture, history, and religion. The NCC philosophy aims at establishing (1) a means for society to educate its citizens and an educational system controlled by the society whom the college will serve; and (2) an opportunity for the society being served to acquire a positive self-image. Twenty-eight NSP courses are listed, such as (1) Navajo Silversmithing; and (2) Southwestern Indian Tribes. Another responsibility of the NSP at NCC is preparation of written materials prepared by Navajos for use in the NSP. (FF)
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Identifiers: Navajo Community College AZ; Navajo Studies
Note: Paper prepared for the University of California, Los Angeles American Indian Culture Center 1971 EPDA Short Term Summer Institute, Many Farms, Arizona, July 1971