ERIC Number: ED426828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
"Let Us Put Our Minds Together and See What Kind of Future We Can Build for Our Children" (Sitting Bull, 1876).
This article examines foster care and adoption, health, and education of poor Indian children. The paper first explains the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, gives a historical overview of injustices done to American Indians, and reviews recent court rulings and federal and state action in regard to the Indian Child Welfare Act. The paper then has a section on health issues concerning Native Americans, including: lack of prenatal care; alcohol abuse; smoking; state money for Indian clinics; and health insurance. The final section discusses education of American Indian children, including: dropout rates; curriculum improvement; and cultural sensitivity training for teachers. (Contains 17 references.) (TD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for American Indian Children, Garden Grove, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Child Welfare Act 1978