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ERIC Number: ED032161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Native Son. Vista Volunteer.
Urvant, Ellen; And Others
The June issue of the Vista Volunteer is devoted to a presentation of the current plight of the American Indian emphasizing the injustice with which the Indian has been treated. Throughout the 5 articles the achievements and efforts of the Vista volunteers working with various Indian tribes are described. Statements by Indian leaders point up the current position of the Indians. The first article, "Native Son," presents a historical perspective of the Indian and white relations relative to their opposing attitudes about land. The need for cultural adjustment on the part of Vista workers is discussed. The second article presents the story of the Lakota Sioux, whose rich Indian heritage was utilized for a cross cultural study by a Vista volunteer working with a black child to change the perspective of his young student. The third article deals with the difficulty of the volunteers to obtain the trust of the Indians due to the cultural and historical background. The fourth article deals with the plight of the rural Indian who exchanges the problems of rurality for those of the city and Vista's attempts to alleviate these problems in Oklahoma City. The final article deals with the treachery and injustice of Indian and white relations against the backdrop of various broken Indian heros. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.