ERIC Number: ED071838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-8
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Royal Commission Brief on Education, Public Services and Provincial - Municipal Relations.
Union of Nova Scotia Indians, Sydney.
The unique position of the MicMac (American Indian) student in his efforts to cope with both the learning experiences from his MicMac background and those new experiences which are thrust upon him by non-Indian persons in either Federal or non-Federal schools is described. The study also outlines (1) the jurisdictional aspects of Indian education; (2) the organizational structure, as related to the Province; and (3) the philosophy of Indian education from both the non-Indian and the MicMac point of view. The material for this study has come from various sources, including parents, teachers, students, graduate studies in social work and education, and the official files of the Indian Affairs Branch of the Department of Northern Development and Indian Affairs. Recommendations covering the areas of early childhood education, communication, textbooks, retardation and failure, living conditions, medical examinations, testing of Indian students, experimental research, and drugs and alcohol are offered in the study. A statement on the origin, constitution, membership, officers, and purpose of the Union of Nova Scotia Indians is found in Appendix I, and a brief resume of the MicMac history is found in Appendix II. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Union of Nova Scotia Indians, Sydney.
Identifiers - Location: Canada