ERIC Number: ED267936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary American Indian Women: Careers And Contributions.
Bellanger, Patricia; Reese, Lillian
Biographies of 77 Indian women highlight professional and personal accomplishments as well as contributions to the Indian community. Biographies are arranged by area of professional achievement in eight chapters: tribal government and politics, law, administration, education, communications, special fields (the arts, armed forces, and independent business), health, and social services. An introduction for each chapter sums up the role played by Indian women in the profession and suggests career opportunities. A bibliography of references on careers follows each chapter, and organizations providing additional information are included for several fields. The biographies include women with unusual careers and varied lifestyles and academic experience. The chapter on health includes biographies of a doctor, midwife, medical researcher, registered nurse, pediatrics nurse practitioner, community health nurse, laboratory technician, medical records administrator, health careers recruiter, ambulance service director, and chemical dependency counselor. Other careers represented are tribal chief, attorney, educator, editor, television reporter, writer, poet, opera singer, and social worker. A list of 8 references on careers and a directory of 24 publishers of career information are included. Photographs accompany nearly all biographies. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Cass Lake.