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ERIC Number: ED108829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-1
Pages: 16
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The Kamunts Project: A Great Basin Application of Vicos-type Research and Development Anthropology.
Turner, Allen C.
An attempt to apply the broad principles of Holmberg's 1958 research and development anthropology in a social and environmental context, the Kamunts Project involves a Southern Paiute community. Utilizing Holmberg's methodology of contextual mapping and strategy intervention, Southern Utah State College (SUSC) is participating as technical advisor in the clarification of social problems, the search for program funding, and the organization and administration of special developmental projects on the Kaibab Reservation in Arizona. Initiation of the Kamunts Project involved informal socializing, attendance at formal tribal meetings, consultations with the Kaibab Tribal Chairman and Planner, establishment of a pilot project, and development of a research library. The social problems identified involve maintenance of the social and cultural continuity of the Kaibab community via prevention of outmigration. Interventive attempts to alter this situation include SUSC assistance in a restoration project on the reservation, establishment of a museum to house restoration finds, and coordination of the museum with a teaching facility for purposes of promoting bilingual approaches to Paiute myths. At this point (1975), the project is experiencing success except for the fact that it is very much in need of additional funds. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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