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ERIC Number: ED125818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
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Indian Woman Today; Southwest Indian Women's Conference (Window Rock, Arizona, September 24-25, 1975).
Describing the activities and responses of American Indian women attending the 1975 Southwest Indian Women's Conference in Window Rock, Arizona, these proceedings present the following: (1) the keynote address (focus is on program funding and Indian female civil rights, self-concept, and cultural background); (2) observations derived from interviews of 20 conference participants; (3) a description of participant characteristics (most were traditional homemakers and about 66% were Navajo); (4) the basic attitudes of educated Indian women re: special problems of being a woman, the women's liberation movement; and expanding the role of Indian women; (5) recommendations coming out of the seven workshops (Funding and Resources; Legal and Jurisdictional Issues; Self-Identity; Special Problems of Aged Indian Women; Special Needs for Handicapped Indian Women; Relationship between Tribal, State, and Federal Governments; and Navajo Speaking Groups); (6) an evaluation (criticism of participants' contrasting expectations, the conference format, conference facilities, and unequal tribal representation); (7) speeches on: the problems of Indian women; the need for Indian women to work; the special problems of Indian women in the Southwest; the employment status of Indian women; the Phoenix Indian women; and a counseling center for women. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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