ERIC Number: ED156398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Education of Yukon Indians. A Position Paper. Appendix 1.
Yukon Native Brotherhood, Whitehorse.
Since it was felt that the Canadian educational system was not serving the needs of Yukon Indian children, 14 items were forwarded by Resolution to the Brotherhood at the First Yukon Indian Conference held January 10-14, 1972. Nearly all the recommendations were dependent upon the provision of an education consultant who would act as a liaison between the Department of Education and the Indian community. Among the recommendations were that: two-way communication channels be fostered between parents, teachers and students, between Yukon Native organizations, and between the Brotherhood and the Canadian and Yukon Territory governments; kindergartens be made available wherever a group of more than five children ages 3-5 exist, with Indian parent committees responsible for all matters relating to their location, instructors, program and operation; education programs be changed to allow for revival and re-establishment of Indian languages and for a true picture of Indian history, culture and contributions; the necessary encouragement and assistance be extended to ensure employment of Native people as teachers, counsellors and teaching aides in Yukon; Indian students receive more encouragement to stay in school; resources be made available to enable certain Indian-operated group homes to be planned, designed and constructed; education of Native students be made more meaningful and relevant to their needs; adult Indians be informed as to educational aims, methods and institutions through regular periods of instruction offered in homes or Indian meeting places. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Canada Natives, Change Strategies, Community Attitudes, Community Control, Cultural Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yukon Native Brotherhood, Whitehorse.
Identifiers - Location: Canada