ERIC Number: ED180698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Pueblo of Laguna.
Lockart, Barbetta L.
Proximity to urban areas, a high employment rate, development of natural resources and high academic achievement are all serving to bring Laguna Pueblo to a period of rapid change on the reservation. While working to realize its potential in the areas of natural resources, commercialism and education, the Pueblo must also confront the problems of housing shortages, adoption of non-Indian priorities, and loss of Laguna traditions and language. The strongest unifying forces on the reservation are the traditional religious activities and strong matrilineal clan system; both remain active and important parts of Laguna life. Much of the change on the reservation stems from the development of its natural resources. The uranium mine offers high wages and is causing many people to return to the reservation. Plans are also underway to develop a total agricultural system. Because of the stress and importance placed on education, Laguna is number one nationally among Indian tribes on the basis of academic achievement. This report on Laguna Pueblo includes information on its natural resources, population, employment sources and opportunities, service delivery, community facilities, social services, educational system, and tribal and village government structures. (DS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Demography, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Governmental Structure, Higher Education, Maps, Natural Resources, Population Trends, Social Change, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Laguna Pueblo NM; Tribal Government
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