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Adams, Nicole – Winds of Change, 2002
Three successful American Indian women--film maker and businesswoman Valerie Red-Horse, Cherokee law professor and appeals court justice Stacey Leeds, and prolific artist Virginia Stroud--discuss their careers, emphasizing the importance of retaining cultural values, the struggles of being a racial and gender pioneer in their field, and the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Artists, Careers, Court Judges
Kills Straight, Birgil – Native Americas, 2002
A member of the Oglala Lakota describes his traditional childhood; his boarding school education; and his career in the army, university, and tribal council during the American Indian Movement. In his 40s, he became aware of the spirits and changed his life. He tells the Lakota creation story and laws and advises future generations to carry the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Boarding Schools, Nonformal Education
Hubbard, Pat – Winds of Change, 2002
The Seminole Department of Genealogy and Anthropology exists to serve the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Its core work is the reconstruction of families and clans throughout Seminole history. As a non Indian, the department director describes how she has earned tribal members' confidence by learning their ways and showing respect for the information…
Descriptors: American Indian History, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Genealogy
Sorensen, Barbara – Winds of Change, 2002
Three Native Americans working in sports training, film making, and engineering discuss their thoughts on leadership. Each one defines leadership in terms of their own experiences, aspirations, and successes, but all three come to similar conclusions: community members must be willing to nurture leadership in young people by acting as role models…
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Maintenance, Language Maintenance, Leadership Qualities
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Gross, Lawrence W. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2002
Examines "bimaadiziwin"--the moral structure of traditional Anishinaabe (Chippewa) religion, which is providing past-present continuity in Anishinaabe worldview. Discusses the teachings of bimaadiziwin ("good life") as governing human relations with nature and social relations, storytelling as a medium for moral teachings, an…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Chippewa (Tribe), Educational Games
Adams, Nicole – Winds of Change, 2002
Today's young American Indians have unprecedented opportunities, but the traditional role of community and elders in leadership development has been disrupted. Several programs are described that develop Indian leaders in accordance with Indian traditions. Innovative cultural programming, internship and employment opportunities, and integrating…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Leaders
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Sterling, Shirley – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2002
A grandmother teaching fishtrap building by actually building one while telling a story provides a model and criteria for success in teaching Nlakapamux children, the most important criterion being the presence of cultural experts--grandmothers. Role-modeling, storytelling, and hands-on experience combine theory and practice and provide a mnemonic…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Cultural Education, Educational Strategies
Harrison, David – Journal for Living, 2002
Opposition to ongoing theft and degradation of their land has unified the Secwepemc community, bringing together elders and youth in both direct-action resistance and a cultural rebirth. Elders not only lead and support resistance to corporate encroachment of their lands that violates treaty rights, but also teach Native youth the Secwepemc…
Descriptors: Activism, American Indian Culture, Canada Natives, Corporations
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Cohen, Bill – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2001
The spider's web is presented as a model for Indigenous education and community transformation, grounded in Okanagan philosophy. Children are at the center and benefit from the influence of extended family and community. The model's relevance for language revitalization, cultural maintenance, and educational planning and assessment is discussed.…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Role, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Philosophy
Waugaman, Sandra F.; Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle – 2001
Except for discussions of the early colonial period, the American Indians of Virginia are invisible in history textbooks, leading many people to assume that the state's Indian population vanished long ago. This book shares the unique stories of some of Virginia's Indian people, providing an insight into the history, education, and cultural…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians
Pitawanakwat, Joyce – 2001
Traditional Ojibway education is currently being delivered by eight First Nations communities on Manitoulin Island and the north shore of Lake Huron, in Ontario. Integration into the formal school system, with the exception of language programs, is not formally established. Elders and traditional teachers are only invited by individual teachers.…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Chippewa (Tribe), Cultural Education
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium). – 2001
This publication offers a summary overview of initiatives to promote lifelong education and training that have actually been implemented in various European countries. Six chapters describe initiatives that are supporting and promoting lifelong learning, either at a European or national level, in accordance with the six key messages (KMs) spelled…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Career Guidance, Counselor Training
Vander Mey, Brenda J.; McDonald, Sian I. – 2001
This booklet provides information on implementing the Landscapes for Learning (LFL) program, which was conceived to bring children, youths, and communities together to learn about landscaping while beautifying local schools and communities. The booklet begins with a discussion of the concept of environmental stewardship. Described next are the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Resources
Cowles, Spencer L. – 2001
An essential aspect of Old Order Mennonite identity is located in the historical-cultural understanding of who they are as one group of God's people. Schooling is an intentional means of reinforcing this understanding, and it is finely tuned to prepare children for the Old Order way of life. As such, it emphasizes basic academics, acquisition of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Context Effect, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
Fienup-Riordan, Ann – 2001
The Calista Elders Council (CEC) is a nonprofit organization representing the 1,330 Yup'ik elders 65 and older in the Alaskan Yup'ik homeland. The CEC seeks to preserve and transmit Yup'ik values and traditions through a five-fold plan that includes youth culture camps. An old summer fishing camp on Nelson Island became the site of a youth culture…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Camping, Cultural Education
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