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ERIC Number: ED057946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-1
Pages: 11
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Indian Education and Reservation Economic Development. A Position Paper.
Bennett, Robert L.
Resistance to educational programs and economic development in American Indian communities comes from the Indians themselves as a direct result of their cultural attitudes and values. Much research has been done in the area of Indian education; a corresponding effort has been made in the area of economic development. No efforts have been made to put the two together with Indian participation so that maximum development of economic opportunities will be a strongly motivating factor in Indian education. Training in distribution fields, in fiscal management of local government, and in management and supervision in industry has rarely been attempted with the American Indian. The solution to the lack of economic development in Indian communities is active involvement of Indians using their mental abilities, political strengths, leadership, and insights. The place to begin is to provide the Indian with the opportunity to undertake research of a self-analytical nature that will increase understanding between Indian and non-Indian contemporaries. Only with understanding can programs be developed which will inspire Indians to a place of their own seeking and choice in America's economic society. (JH)
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Sponsor: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
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