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Indigenous Affairs, 2000
This document contains the four English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs published in 2000 and four corresponding issues in Spanish. The Spanish issues contain all or some of the articles contained in the English issues plus additional articles on Latin America. These periodicals provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and…
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Conservation (Environment)
Bjornavold, Jens – 1997
During the last 5-10 years, a number of countries have introduced methods and systems for identifying, validating, and recognizing prior and nonformal learning that can be viewed as tools for improving the transparency and transfer of skills. In most cases, they have been operational for a comparatively short time, which makes it difficult to…
Descriptors: Certification, Credits, Educational Experience, Employment Experience
Orr, Eliza Cingarkaq, Comp.; Orr, Ben, Comp.; Kanrilak, Victor, Jr., Comp.; Charlie, Andy, Jr., Comp. – 1997
The stories published in this book are the result of a collaborative effort of the elders of the village of Tununak (Alaska), the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and school staff and students. The stories were told in Yup'ik by elders at various school and community gatherings. The book is divided into seven sections: (1) hunters and animal…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Family Life
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece). – 1998
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) supports the aims of European Community (EC) activities and initiatives to promote lifelong learning and access to training. To promote competencies and lifelong learning, CEDEFOP has monitored development of lifelong learning skills, clarified main differences in the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Cooperation
Kegg, Maude; Nichols, John D., Ed. – 1991
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Chippewa) elder Maude Kegg relates stories of her childhood nearly 90 years ago on the Mille Lacs Reservation in central Minnesota. The Nonremoval Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa to which she belonged accommodated their way of life to altered land and new neighbors, but retained their rich religious and social life. Traditional…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, Children, Chippewa (Tribe)
Cilliers, Gerrie J. – 1991
This manual contains guidelines for individual organizations to follow in using a matrix model to determine and monitor their needs regarding nonformal skills training. Chapter 1 provides background to the development of the matrix model and the manual in the Republic of South Africa. It discusses the matrix, an instrument focusing on groups of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Afrikaans, Corporate Education, Foreign Countries
Begay, Shirley M.; And Others – 1983
A bilingual (Navajo-English) book from the Navajo Curriculum Center, on the Kinaalda, the Navajo girls' puberty ceremony, is intended for Navajo students at the secondary and junior college level and contains a section introducing the ceremony and sections on early life experiences and the initiation into womanhood. All text in the three sections…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education
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Jim, Rex Lee, Ed.; And Others – Journal of Navajo Education, 1996
Four hataalii (Navajo medicine men) discuss why they chose and how they studied their profession, how ceremonies correct spiritual imbalance, why ceremonies cannot be done for non-Indians (differences in Navajo and non-Navajo belief systems), and how the Native American Church was founded to allow legal use of peyote and was commercialized by…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Ceremonies
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Yazzie, Lena – Journal of Navajo Education, 1997
The Navajo calendar is a means of educating people to thrive in their surroundings, realize their individual potentials, and perpetuate their society. Describes in Navajo and English: the Navajo calendar, ceremonies and activities appropriate to each month, the moccasin game and string game (played in winter), and the significance of the number…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ceremonies, Indigenous Knowledge
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Akan, Linda – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1992
Alfred Manitopeyes, respected Salteaux elder, discusses the value of both traditional and white education and uses the metaphor of good talking and good walking to indicate the ethical responsibilities of teachers. His text is presented in English and Salteaux, with explanations of his discourse style and meaning. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lightning, Walter C. – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1992
Cree elder Louis Sunchild wrote on the nature of the mind and how to preserve mental health and balance, emphasizing that our minds were created for the exercise of compassion toward each other. Presented in English, Cree syllabics, and Cree roman orthography, with explanations on discourse style and meaning. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Educational Philosophy, Intercultural Communication