ERIC Number: ED084074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Concepts and Significance of Tribal History/Literature Projects.
The emphasis of this paper is that American Indian tribal history and literature should be in context with major developments that are taking place nationally. Such movements as urbanism, self-determination, cultural pluralism, tribalism and institutional relationships each have special meaning in the affairs of the Indian communities. It is difficult to predict what the major significance will be of these movements. As Indian communities undergo complex changes (while maintaining a fundamental continuity of culture) in response to the vast array of forces, it becomes more apparent that the Indian community may hold the only expertise for designing an education system that maintains its cultural integrity. The project offers the Indian people the opportunity to organize (including selection and interpretation) materials and other resources they alone possess. (FF)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM.