ERIC Number: ED094901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Native Youth in Edmonton, June 1971.
Siperko, Gloria M. Burima
During the last quarter of 1969, the Native Youth Advisory Committee (Alberta Department of Culture, Youth, and Recreation) planned a research project which would identify the needs of native youths in the city of Edmonton and ascertain the extent to which these needs, in the youths' opinions, are being met by city agencies. Phase 1 of the study explored the number and distribution of native youths in Edmonton (both transient and resident), estimating that there were 2,000 during May 1970. Phase 2, covered in this report, determines: (1) needs of native youths; (2) the availability and adequacy of resources to meet these needs; and (3) actions that may be taken where these resources are nonexistent or inadequate. Additionally, four groups of objectives were outlined to correspond with interest areas: (1) agency information--perceived general resources and needs; (2) education information--perceived educational resources and demographic information; (3) social information--general attitudes, values, and personality factors; and (4) employment information--demographic information. Findings were given for needs, correspondence between native and non-native needs, and adequacy of resources, which in turn were analyzed for agency, education, employment, and social information. Very broadly, the study suggested that there are native youth characteristics and needs specific to them; however, the resources present to meet them are as inadequate for the total youth population as they are for the native population. (KM)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indians, Community Resources, Community Surveys, Demography, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Individual Needs, Migrant Youth, Population Trends, Social Characteristics, Urban Youth, Youth Agencies
Alberta Department of Culture, Youth, and Recreation, Planning and Development, 10004 - 104th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J OK5 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Youth, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Edmonton)