ERIC Number: ED231587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Indian.
Hanson, Winona DuBray
The document presents six articles that provide a glimpse of the uniqueness of American Indian cultural conflict, focusing on aspects of the culture which warrant special attention. Since there are over 100 tribes, an effort was made to enumerate commonalities amongst the tribal cultures in looking at issues raised in the urban areas throughout the United States. The first article is a case example in social work pertaining to social development of urban Indians. The next article provides suggested techniques in grief counseling for Native Americans. The third article looks at the role Native Americans (spiritual leaders, medicine men) have in psychotherapy. The fourth article provides a brief history of the American Indian woman's role from early times to today, and then presents various roles urban American Indian women play today. The fifth article addresses sexuality and American Indians; example topics are rape, homosexuality, and sexual oppression. The last article discusses the plight of the Indian elderly in the urban areas in reference to their needs, the role of the Indian elderly, mental impairment, understanding the elderly, and the Older Americans Act. (ERB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indian Culture, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Culture Conflict, Females, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Psychotherapy, Role Conflict, Role Perception, Sexuality, Social Development, Supplementary Reading Materials, Urban American Indians, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA.