ERIC Number: ED119935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Village Alaska: One of a Series of Articles on the Native Land Claims.
As one in a series of eight articles written by different professionals concerned with Alaska Native land claims, this article focuses on the isolated rural village and its problems in understanding and acting upon the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1972. Designed to stimulate careful political/historical reading and discussion, this booklet presents 13 open-ended questions for group discussion. Major issues covered in the text of this article include: (1) the economically disadvantaged aspects of village life; (2) cultural differences; (3) educational problems (emphasis on the poor quality of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools and the tremendous cultural adjustment necessary for those students who must attend high school away from home; (4) transportation problems (emphasis on the fact that Natives are generally unaware of the monies available to them for improvements); (5) the sanitation and health problems of rural villages; (6) rural population and leadership losses; (7) the lack of police and/or emergency protection; (8) lack of village communication with legislative processes and the need for village leadership to interpret Native rights; (9) an assessment of past legislation which should have benefited the Native villager but did not; and (10) a plea for rural Native interest in and comprehension of the Settlement Act. (JC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Communication Problems, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Guides, Economic Factors, Education, Federal Legislation, Health, Land Acquisition, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Secondary Education, Social Services, Socioeconomic Influences, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Center for Northern Educational Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 1972