ERIC Number: ED219191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
May the Circle Be Unbroken: A New Decade. Final Report on the National Indian Conference on Aging (3rd, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 8-10, 1980).
National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.
Focusing on six major topics to be addressed at the 1981 White House Conference (economic security, physical and mental health, social well being, older Americans as a national resource, creating an age-integrated society, and research), the National Indian Conference attracted 1,165 persons from more than 140 tribes (592 being Indian elders over 69 years of age). Twenty-five intensive 4-hour workshops on Indian elderly covered such areas as institutional care, in-home services, transportation, nutrition, pensions, Indian religious freedom, elderly and the Indian Child Welfare Act, education of and by Indian elders, relationships between young and old, energy related problems, census methodology, biomedical research, social research, elderly urban Indians, the future of American Indian culture, tribal elderly and energy development, institutional care, the Administration on Aging and Title VI, and political activism. Resolutions are listed urging establishment of supplemental burial funds, establishment of an Indian Desk within the Administration on Aging, adoption of the concept of direct funding in all Federal social services programs, etc. The final report also provides an introduction, background, objectives, format, participants, events, and agenda. Appendices contain a list of workshop topics and panelists, conference resolutions and tribal resolutions, and a list of Congressional committees concerned with Indian elderly. (AH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Delivery Systems, Futures (of Society), Gerontology, Health Needs, Human Resources, Mental Health, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Quality of Life, Research Needs, Socioeconomic Status, Tribes, Urban American Indians
National Indian Council on Aging, Inc., P. O. Box 2088, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103 ($4.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ACTION, Washington, DC.; Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Indian Health Service (PHS/HSA), Rockville, MD.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.