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ERIC Number: ED101658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-18
Reference Count: N/A
Standing Rock Tribal Library. Statement at the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Mountain Plains Regional Hearing, September 18, 1974, Denver, Colorado.
Teachout, Margaret; La Pointe, Rick
In the first section of this two part document a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who is also coordinator of the tribal library, describes her own education and experiences, the present conditions on the reservation, and the programs of the tribal library. She delineates the differences between the library needs of the tribal community and those of the majority culture, the special needs of the community library, and the generally poor support for reservation library services. Her recommendations to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) include active participation of Indians in governmental institutions such as NCLIS, and state and federal funding for library and information services for Indians. In the second section of the document the president of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) describes a demonstration library project based on the cooperation of three tribes--one of which is the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mentioned above--and lists nine statements from a NIEA annual report on the present situation, needs, and problems of library services to Indians. He further describes the tangled and inadequate funding of such services and recommends that NCLIS provide direct and adequate financial support. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.; Standing Rock Tribal Library, Fort Yates, ND.