ERIC Number: ED121494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
The Law of the People (Dine Bibee Haz'Aannii): A Bicultural Approach to Legal Education for Navajo Students, Volume 3.
Vicenti, Dan; And Others
Volume 3 in a 4-volume bilingual bicultural law-related curriculum concerns Navajo traditional law as it pertains to the family, and compares these laws and customs to those of Anglo society. Case histories (gathered using anthropological field techniques) were compiled by paraprofessional legal advocates, and provide materials to be used in classrooms for role playing and discussions. Legal aspects that affect Navajo family members are presented and compared to those of the Anglo law and cover such areas as: marriage; parent and child relationships; divorce--division of property, custody of children, and their support; role of family members in the division of labor; and inheritance patterns--water rights, land, houses, livestock. The type of land Navajos live on are described in terms of: reservation lands (majority live on reservations); satellite reservation areas; allotted lands (individually owned); Navajo tribal trust lands; United States Government lands; lands leased by the tribe; and tribal ranches. Teachers are encouraged to have the students (high school or college level) read and discuss the materials and use them for role playing, as well as compare their own family customs to those presented in the text. (AH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Child Responsibility, Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Guides, Divorce, Family Characteristics, Family (Sociological Unit), Land Use, Legal Education, Marriage, Navajo, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Resource Staff, Role Playing, Secondary Education
Ramah Navajo High School Press, Box 248, Ramah, New Mexico 87321 ($5.00 per volume; $20.00 for set of 4 volumes)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Ramah Navajo School Board, NM.