ERIC Number: ED195386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Energy Resources Technical Training and Development Programs for American Indians.
Cameron, Roy E.; White, W. Sedgefield
Programs concerning environmental energy and energy-resource development were designed and implemented by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) to provide information, training, and technical assistance to Native American tribes. Conducted on reservations in an attempt to partially meet the needs and concerns of American Indians regarding the potential and ongoing energy extraction and development on their lands and surrounding areas, the programs addressed energy development, conservation, preservation, assessment, monitoring, reclamation, legal issues, and other aspects of energy resource development. In a joint effort between the ANL and tribal education groups, course criteria and student selection were determined, depending on the needs, concerns, and environmental settings of each reservation. Despite positive feedback on the success of the training workshops and follow-up programs, a number of problems revealed a need for program modification, diminished politically motivated interference, and increased portions of funding for participating students. Descriptions and evaluations of two major programs included: a six-week summer program during 1976 at Navajo Community College in Tsaile, Arizona, for 6 Hopi and 4 Navajo students; and a six-week Eastern Montana training program which involved 20 students from the 3 reservations located near active mining operations in Montana. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Argonne National Lab., IL.
Identifiers: Montana; Navajo Community College AZ