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ERIC Number: ED082889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 19
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A Proposal for American Indian Studies at Montana State University.
Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
The document is a proposal for American Indian Studies (AIS) at Montana State University (MSU). The 7 Indian reservations in Montana remain isolated within the prevailing life-ways of the state, thereby becoming virtual economic, political, and social islands within its culture. Montana Indian education has been inexcusably low, with less than 200 college students from all reservations in a recent academic year against an estimated 4,000 Indian youths of college age in the state. MSU, as a land-grant institution, is in a unique position to help develop reservation resources through its programs in resident instruction, research, and extension. MSU can store, preserve, and help up-date tribal customs, practices and traditions. More specifically, AIS will seek to provide opportunities for the Indians to more fully utilize the resources of their land-grant university. For instance, MSU will work with Montana Indian tribes to establish personal liaison with tribes, and to gain assistance in building up specific knowledge about tribes. The proposal covers (1) proposal background; (2) problem; (3) proposed program; (4) objectives and goals; (5) program development; (6) curricula revision; (7) university consultants: philosophy; and (8) university consultants: functions. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman.