ERIC Number: ED238660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Your Rights: A Handbook for Native American Youth in Arizona.
Dale, Michael; And Others
A handbook for Arizona Native Americans under 18 years old explains rights and responsibilities as young people, Native Americans, tribal members, and residents of Arizona. Rights are defined, ways of protecting rights outlined, and the fact that young people's rights are changing noted. Rights as a family member are discussed, as well as changes in family structure, adoptions, step-parents, and leaving home. A section on education covers rights as a student, Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, special education, school discipline, suspension, expulsion, and constitutional rights. "Youth and the Criminal Justice System" outlines legal rights of juveniles, arrest procedures, and hearings and appeals. Health care rights and the Indian Health Service are discussed. Employment rights of young people are explained, including minimum wages, hours and kinds of work, exceptions to child labor laws, job discrimination, rights to wages, workmen's compensation, unemployment compensation, and social security. Other rights and privileges noted concern marriage, driver's licenses, bicycles, glue sniffing, alcoholic beverages, gambling, traffic violations, firearms, hunting, fishing, tobacco, voting, draft registration, lawsuits, obscene materials, name changes, curfews, and contracts. Arizona agencies (12) which can help young people are listed and described. Federal regulations on students rights and due process are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Education, Family Environment, Family Problems, Health Services, Legal Responsibility, Special Education, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Student School Relationship, Trust Responsibility (Government), Youth, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Guides - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Indian Center, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Indian Health Service