ERIC Number: ED259846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Our Pride and Promise. A Report of the National Indian Child Conference (5th, Spokane, Washington, August 21-24, 1983).
Rosenthal, Elizabeth C.; And Others
The report of the fifth National Indian Child Conference (1983) contains a statistical portrait of the American Indian child, excerpts from the keynote address by J. Herman Blake, workshop topics, summary of a forum on the federal government's role in Indian affairs, conference resolutions, conference evaluation, and a directory of conference staff, presenters, and tribal representatives. The 71 workshop titles and presenters are listed under the broad headings of child welfare and family services, environment, women, recreation, spiritual well-being, Save the Children, youth, education, child abuse and neglect, physical and mental health, and resources. The conference resolutions--chiefly concerned with education and child welfare--call for curriculum improvement at post-secondary schools affiliated with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, adequate funding for federal Indian education programs (e.g., Johnson O'Malley, Title IV, BIA pre-kindergartens), substance abuse prevention programs for Indian youth, fair employment opportunities for Indian youth, increased funding for physical and mental health programs, federal assistance for community development programs to promote tribal self-sufficiency, and development of model tribal legal codes. A section on youth at the conference describes their participation, lists youth program events, and gives brief biographies of five Indian youths who received awards for outstanding achievement. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Cultural Education, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Federal Indian Relationship, Health Education, Health Programs, Human Resources, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Recreational Programs, Special Programs, Spiritual Development, Tribes, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Save the Children, Westport, CT.
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.