ERIC Number: ED389486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Healing Generation's Journey to the Year 2000...The National Agenda for American Indian/Alaska Native Youth.
United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.
Based on the ideas of participants at a Native American youth conference, this document sets out an agenda to bring about a new future for Native American youth by the year 2000. The agenda presents 12 interrelated goals concerned with the development of a stronger, more self-reliant Native American society. Several strategies for action are suggested for each goal. The goals are to: (1) reaffirm spirituality as the guiding force for healing in Native America; (2) instill within Native American youth the knowledge and desire to live in unity with themselves and the world; (3) teach youth to understand, respect, and be responsible for the environment; (4) instill in Native American youth a greater understanding and respect for their rich and unique heritage; (5) teach youth about sovereignty and its importance in achieving Native American goals; (6) strengthen and support the family; (7) recognize the worth of each individual in the community; (8) provide each individual with the opportunity to attain a quality education; (9) promote the mental and physical health of each individual; (10) build a sound economy to support individuals, tribes, and communities; (11) promote lifestyles of sobriety; and (12) promote community service as a necessary part of an individual's life. (SV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK.