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ERIC Number: ED539969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Children in Michigan. [Executive Summary]
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
"Native American Children in Michigan," provides a historical context for the tenuous relationship between Michigan's 12 federally recognized tribes and the state government, paying particular attention to the erosion of Native American education programs and the disproportionate number of Native children who find themselves in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. It also highlights how data on Native Americans is simply not collected by county officials, leaving policymakers ill-equipped to make informed decisions on items affecting Native children. This report also places special emphasis on the field of child development science and how researchers are finding the similarities between the best practices of the field and Native American family beliefs. The report notes that an "ecobiodevelopmental" framework to understanding children--where ecology, social determinants and genetics affect learning capacities and lifelong health--mirrors the Native American approach in which cognitive, physical, mental and spiritual development are key components of family life. [For the full report, "Native American Children in Michigan," see ED539963.]
W. K. Kellogg Foundation. One Michigan Avenue East, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Tel: 269-968-1611; Fax: 269-969-2693; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Michigan