ERIC Number: ED251252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Statement of Purpose. Chicago American Indian Community Organizations Conference (1st, Chicago, Illinois, June 25-26, 1981).
Archiquette, Robert, Ed.; Delgado, Louis, Ed.
A total of 135 representatives of 35 tribes and members of 22 Indian community organizations, program, and clubs providing services to the approximately 20,00 people who make up the Chicago American Indian community, participated in this conference whose goals were: (1) to develop statements on common issues, (2) to develop a more effective agency networking system, and (3) to develop a statement of purpose to guide future growth and development of the Chicago Indian community. Consideration of the Chicago Indian community and other communities, economic development, education, employment, health, housing, legal services, public relations, social services delivery, and youth issues resulted in adoption of position statement on each of those areas. Needs identified include: defining the Indian community; participating in national Indian affairs; developing Indian-owned business ventures; securing long-range planning grants; developing a total educational system with career counseling; providing job development counselor training programs and employment support services; resolving concerns about preventative medicine, routine health care delivery, insensitive health care practitioners, health care costs, alcohol and substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and counseling services; educating the Indian community about subsidized housing requirements; assuring availability of free legal services; altering income level standards of Indian foster parents; involving and educating media in Indian community concerns; increasing funding for delivery of local service programs; and increasing youth services. (NEC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Community Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Employment, Health Needs, Housing Needs, Legal Aid, Needs Assessment, Nonreservation American Indians, Objectives, Policy Formation, Public Relations, Social Services, Urban American Indians, Youth
NAES College Bookstore, 2838 W. Peterson, Chicago, Ill. 60659 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native American Educational Services, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)