ERIC Number: ED092299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Voices: The Native American Today.
American Indian Historical Society, San Francisco, CA.
The Convocation of American Indian scholars was conceived, organized, and directed by the American Indian Historical Society. The first convocation was held at Princeton University in 1970. Unlike conventions, the convocations are called when emergencies in Indian life exist, when changes are needed, and when new directions are emerging. This second convocation responded to the desperate struggle of the Indian people to protect their rights, particularly in the area of natural resources. With the exception of a specialist on water rights, the meeting was restricted to Indians. It was also felt that the convocation should stir up ideas and independent thought in education, curriculum development, and health professions. This report is offered as a means of communicating what the Indians themselves think about the issues confronting them today. It is also emphasized that the participants were individuals involved in Indian affairs who do not necessarily speak for their tribes or organizations. Discussion areas are: Water Rights: Life or Death for the American Indian; Goals and Perspectives of the American Indian in Education; Education and the American Indian; Curriculum Development; Land Use and Economy on Indian Reservations; Health Professions and the American Indian; Museums and the American Indian; and the Indian Claims Commission. Additionally, conference participants and their tribal affiliations are also listed. (KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conference Reports, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Health Occupations, Land Use, Leadership, Legal Problems, Museums, Natural Resources, Water Resources
Indian Historian Press, Inc., 1451 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, California 94117 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Indian Historical Society, San Francisco, CA.