ERIC Number: ED230318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
"Indian Elders: A Tribute." Proceedings of the National Indian Conference on Aging (4th, Reno, Nevada, August 23-25, 1982).
National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.
Attracting over 550 Indian and Alaska Native participants representing 139 tribes, the conference focused on formulation of a National Indian Policy on Aging and paying tribute to American Indian and Alaskan Native elders. Section I of the proceedings presents an introduction with background information on the conference and conference format highlighting special events (picnic, traditional dress revue). Section II is devoted to participants who received Elder of the Year awards in their region. Section III presents excerpts from Wendell Chino's (President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe) keynote address. An overview of main issues and concerns expressed at the conference is presented in Section IV. Workshop descriptions are included in Section V. Topics of workshops presented are: federal and local Indian aging policy development; fundraising for aging programs; intergenerational programs; recording and teaching tribal traditions; an overview of Title VI; maintaining your health; basics of the Older American Act; Civil Rights of Indian Elders; wake up to exercise; the aging process; and money management. Concluding is the summary of the project, National Indian Council of Aging, Inc. Appendices contain 17 resolutions adopted and passed at the conference and Indian issues of the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. (ERB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.