ERIC Number: ED121495
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 4.
Vicenti, Dan; And Others
Volume 4 of a 4-volume bilingual bicultural law-related curriculum examines Navajo community life as it is affected by certain laws. Getting a job, obtaining assistance from welfare and other agencies, and preserving one's individual rights as an employee or as a student are all aspects of daily living with important legal ramifications. This unit explores each of these relationships, as well as important laws that help to shape them. Some of the laws discussed are Social Security, workmen's compensation, unemployment compensations, the food stamp program and other government health and child care programs, as well as child employment regulations in the State of New Mexico. The casebook contains examples of actual instances which are to be utilized in teaching this unit, but it is also suggested that the teacher write the Employment Security Commission and other Federal and State agencies to get forms and applications to be used in the classroom as teaching aids. Video tapes on food stamps and on the fair hearing process are available from the Ramah Bilingual Project (New Mexico), and should also be used in conjunction with this unit. (AH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Cross Cultural Training, Daily Living Skills, Definitions, Employment, Legal Education, Navajo, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Resource Staff, Secondary Education, Social Services, Welfare Agencies
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.