ERIC Number: ED191640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-10
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education: An Examination of Issues. The Ford Fellows in Educational Journalism Report.
State and federal laws and policies affecting Indian education, four Indian education projects, and comments from two Indian leaders are included in this review of current Indian educational issues. Laws affecting Indian education are briefly traced from a 1794 treaty to the Indian Education Act of 1972. Bureau of Indian Affairs policies are assessed as are state policies in regard to the use of federal monies for Indian education. One of the four Indian education projects is the Heart of the Earth Survival School in Minneapolis which is described as an urban Indian effort to maintain cultural heritage and solve urban Indian problems. An Indian curriculum project in a Minneapolis elementary school is described which emphasizes contemporary Dakota, Ojibwe, and Winnebago people. Seattle's Highline Indian tutoring program is detailed as is the Seattle Indian Heritage High School which is an effort by local Indian parents to gain control of their children's education, yet still remain within the public school system. After a review of more recent congressional activity on Indian education, there is a section with comments by Forrest Gerard, a Blackfoot Indian who is Assistant United States Secretary for Indian Affairs, and by Dr. Gerald Gipp, a Sioux Indian who is Director of the Office of Indian Education. (AN)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Control, Cultural Awareness, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Indian Relationship, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, Self Determination, Tribes, Urban American Indians
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Dakota (Tribe); Heart of the Earth Survival School MN; Highline Indian Tutoring Program WA; Ojibwe (Tribe); Tribally Controlled Education; Winnebago (Tribe)