ERIC Number: EJ622030
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Challenges Facing American Indian Youth: On the Front Lines with Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Campbell, Ben Nighthorse
Juvenile Justice, v7 n2 p3-8 Dec 2000
In this interview, Senator Campbell identifies violence, drug and alcohol abuse, poorly funded schools, and racism as obstacles facing American Indian youth. He discusses government programs that help American Indians, but notes that tribal control of programs is more effective and a return to traditional tribal values is necessary to provide a nurturing environment for American Indian youth. (TD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, American Indian Education, American Indians, Delinquency Prevention, Disadvantaged Environment, Drug Abuse, Family Role, Federal Indian Relationship, Intervention, Interviews, Racial Discrimination, Role Models, Self Determination, Violence, Youth Problems
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, PO Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; phone: 800-638-8736; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full text available at http:virlib.ncjrs.org/JuvenileJustice.asp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: Special issue on preventing and combating delinquency among American Indian youth.