ERIC Number: ED341537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-16
Urban Indian Education. INAR/NACIE Joint Issues Sessions. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Conference (22nd, San Diego, California, October 16, 1990).
National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
This report summarizes a joint session held by the Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education to hear testimony on issues in urban American Indian education. Issues and problems were in the areas of: (1) the position of Native Americans as a very small minority in large urban schools; (2) lack of funding for Indian programs in urban areas, particularly for vocational education and Head Start; (3) greater severity in urban areas of problems such as high Indian dropout rates; (4) problems of racism and poor racial relations; (5) lack of a tracking system for students who go back and forth between the reservation and family in urban areas; (6) competition with other minority groups for funding and administrative awareness; (7) difficulties in identification of Indian students; (8) the development of Indian gangs in some urban areas; and (9) the need for Native Americans to learn how to influence the "system" at local, state, and federal levels. Also discussed were possible sources of funding for urban Indian education; ways to make that funding more effective; and urban Indian programs that focus on tutoring and remediation, cultural activities, and community networking. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Indian Nations At Risk Task Force.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: The Indian Nations At Risk Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education Joint Issues Sessions Proceedings. See RC 018 538.