ERIC Number: ED103176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-8
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Associated Country Women of the World's National Seminar of American Indian Women (Fort Collins, August 2-8, 1970). Indian Women Plan for the Seventies.
Country Women's Council, U.S.A.; Associated Country Women of the World.
Sponsored by the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) and Country Women's Council (CWC), the seminar marked the first time that: (1) American Indian women met on a national basis and (2) Anglo women met with them. Attending the week-long seminar were 67 delegates representing 43 tribes from 23 states. Participants were selected who would return to their reservations as leaders prepared to initiate programs and work with existing agencies for the improvement of family and community life. During the week, seven discussion sessions were held. Topics covered were: education for the world of work, development of community environmental action, safety practices and programs, alcoholism and drugs, better communications for better family life, and opportunities for training and for continuing education through extension. A dress review, walking tours of Colorado State University campus, and brief discussions of the role of the CWC and the ACWW were among the seminar's activities. Each delegate brought an item which was representative of her tribe's culture and told the delegation about its meaning. The North American Indian Women's Association (N.A.I.W.A.) was established and its goals determined. This booklet briefly describes the seminar's activities. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Country Women's Council, U.S.A.; Associated Country Women of the World.