ERIC Number: ED096092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
OIO [Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity, Inc.] Indian Youth Council Manual.
Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity, Inc., Norman, OK.
The Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity (OIO) Youth Council Manual is divided into 5 parts. The first gives some basic information about the OIO Youth Councils, covering what a Youth Council is, who can join, the organization of the Councils, who runs them and how they work, the sponsor's role, recognition by local schools, initiating new Councils, and OIO Youth Educational Opportunity Programs. The second section gives historic highlights of Oklahoma Indian Tribes and discussion materials (no attempt was made to make this comprehensive). The land, removal and movement of Tribes into the State, broken treaties, the struggle to worship, and Tecumseh - the story of a leader, are discussed. Part 3 presents 15 discussion texts, which begin with statements from noted Indian leaders (ranging from Pontiac, Geronimo, and Wovoka to Kicking Bird and Vine Deloria, Jr.) followed by questions for further research. These cover education, white paternalism, heritage, the right to be different, war and peace, the land, historical truth, religion, the spirit of unity, self determination, termination, ecology, and survival. Part 4 presents 3 playlets: "If I Grow Up To Be Like You, I Deserve It"; "All Chinese Look Alike To Me"; and "Another Man Is My Mirror". Part 5 is a balanced, though not complete, bibliography of Indian materials, citing approximately 240 references published between 1858 and the present. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity, Inc., Norman, OK.