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ERIC Number: ED191615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Indian Control of Indian Education.
Manuel, George
While the Federal Government of Canada has the legal responsibility for Indian education, only Indian people can develop a philosophy of education based on Indian values. A conflict of cultural values, which is imposed through education, causes many drop-outs and failures among young Indians. Indian children must be able to preserve their own values and live comfortably with their own people. A child's whole school experience should reinforce and contribute to the image he has of himself as an Indian. He must learn about his own community and be encouraged to identify positively with it. The National Indian Brotherhood's education policy emphasizes that parent participation and native teachers and counsellors are essential to the realization of these goals. An education authority on the reserve should be empowered to act for the band in all educational matters. The Federal Government must provide opportunities for Indian people to train as teachers and counsellors. National, provincial, and territorial Indian organizations must promote training programs and encourage young Indians to enter the professions. Indians of Quebec Association have a five year plan to train native teachers and linguists to implement curriculum changes when the bands are prepared for administrative take-over (transfer of administrative and financial control to Indians), and an Education Service has been organized to assist with problems. (CM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Tribally Controlled Education