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ERIC Number: ED085126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 95
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Social Welfare Problems of the Navajo Nation; A Perceptual Study of Social Welfare Needs.
Roanhorse, Evelyn Sharl
The purposes of this study were, first, to identify the ways Navajos have historically met their needs, pointing out ways in which American society has dealt with their social welfare problems, and second, to determine to what extent present day social welfare services have met these needs. The study population consisted of 112 Navajo workers from 32 traditional agencies in Tuba City and Window Rock (Arizona). The respondents' major unmet needs, and their order of importance, were (1) agency supplied needs; (2) survival needs; (3) employment needs; and (4) educational needs. A majority of the respondents felt there were major advantages in a tribal takeover of programs and planning. It was recommended that there be an all out effort to meet and satisfy tribal requirements. Agency cooperation and allowance for Navajo self-determination and input into programs affecting the tribe were also necessities. (KM)
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