ERIC Number: ED421320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Community Mobilization Project: A Strategic Plan for American Indians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
United Indian Nations, Inc., Oakland, CA.
The Community Mobilization Project was a 3-year, grassroots strategic planning process by American Indians in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a result of Bureau of Indian Affairs policies that relocated reservation Indians to the Bay Area in the 1950s-70s, over 40,000 American Indians now live in the 10-county area. However, the Indian population is dispersed and largely invisible to the overall community. During 1993-96, community visioning meetings and newly formed community councils brought together individuals and community-based organizations to plan, develop, and implement culturally relevant strategies to improve the quality of life of Bay Area American Indians. Strategies focused on: (1) health and wellness (preventive care, access to health care, substance abuse prevention); (2) education (proposed charter school, computer training facility, and cultural center); (3) housing and local economic development; and (4) community organizing and public policy advocacy. Sections in this report offer the following: an overview of the project; outline the history of American Indians in the Bay Area; provide a profile of area American Indians (demography, residential patterns, tribal affiliation, age distribution, female-headed households, educational attainment, unemployment rates, occupations, income, poverty rates, housing affordability, health status); describe American Indian community-based organizations; and recommend strategies to address each of the four areas of project focus. Recommendation B (p.21-23) concerns Education and covers the "American Indian Charter School,""UIN-Tech" (for advanced training in computer schools), and the "American Indian Culture and Education Center at Oak Knoll." (Contains 13 references, figures, and photographs.) (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Indian Nations, Inc., Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California