ERIC Number: ED183354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
National Indian Child Conference: Tomorrow Can Be Better for Indian Children (1st, Phoenix, Arizona, November 13-16, 1978).
Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.
Selected conference proceedings (keynote addresses and workshop presentations) are compiled in this report of the first National Indian Child Conference, held in Phoenix, November 13-16, 1978, and attended by 1,800 people representing over 100 tribes in the United States and Canada. The text of eight addresses are included; they cover a wide range of general issues in child welfare as well as specific programs designed to help children, e.g., International Year of the Child, Project Head Start, Title XX. Abbot Sekaquaptewa discusses the changing role of the Indian family and the importance of traditional Indian values in child rearing; Karl Menninger advocates Indian control of education; Rick Lavis reviews and critiques federal legislation and the role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Indian and Alaskan Native education. The workshop presentations summarized deal with the needs of Indian children in relation to health, nutrition, education, and family life and describe a number of model programs for Indian children with special needs. The appendices show the number of conference attendees by reservation and tribe and provide a directory of conference presenters. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Child Advocacy, Child Development Centers, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Community Development, Demonstration Programs, Drug Abuse, Family Life, Federal Indian Relationship, Health Needs, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Quality of Life, Tribes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Arizona (Phoenix)