ERIC Number: EJ561747
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Survival in Our Own Way: Tribal Colleges and Indian Communities. An Interview with James Shanley.
Harris, David D.
Native Americas, v14 n4 p30-33 Win 1997
James Shanley, president of Fort Peck Community College (Montana), discusses the intertwined issues of unemployment, welfare reform, and economic development needs on American Indian reservations; the role of tribal colleges in job training and economic development; criticism of tribal colleges for not pursuing scholarship to validate indigenous knowledge systems; the shortage of Indian faculty; and institutional survival issues. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, College Presidents, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Federal Indian Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Survival, Interviews, Minority Group Teachers, School Community Relationship, Teacher Shortage, Tribal Government, Tribally Controlled Education, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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