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Dumont, Jim – Native Americas, 2002
Native Americans must stop giving allegiance and attention to this other way (the Christian, westernized way) that has destroyed them. Native Americans have to reach their people in such a way that their traditional life is the first thing. They have to learn their traditional teachings well enough so that when they pass them on, their children…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians
Barreiro, Jose, Ed.; Johnson, Tim, Ed. – Native Americas, 2002
In November 2001, elders, youth, educators, culture bearers, and community members came together to speak from within their own experiences about the critical issues and challenges facing Native people in the 21st century and to envision the positive thinking required for future generations. This proceedings documents 34 oral presentations and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Development, Cultural Maintenance
Jemison, Janine – Native Americas, 2002
Being a Native teacher of Native studies is an honor--non-Native students want to learn about Natives, Native students have their culture validated, and sharing Native history with non-Native neighbors builds friendships. Many Native troubles stem from colonization, but Natives should not take their frustrations out on each other but should…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Maintenance
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
Whittemore, Katharine – Native Americas, 1997
Describes the Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program, which seeks to save endangered Native Californian languages by pairing speakers and nonspeakers and providing the pairs with materials, technical support, and personal support. Briefly discusses the history of American Indian genocide and language extinction in California. Includes…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Cultural Maintenance
Niatum, Duane – Native Americas, 1995
As his family joins him at his grandfather's burial, the author muses on the direction and lessons he gained from his grandfather's stories. He recognizes the interconnectedness of his present-day life and goals with the teachings and influences of his ancestors, even those he did not personally know. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Cultural Images, Family Relationship
Thorpe, Dagmar – Native Americas, 1995
The Okanagan spirit is expressed through the enow'kin, a democratic process where everyone listens, engages, and gives strength to each other, and derives enjoyment from communing with each other. The Okanagan educational process teaches ways to engage in those processes, whereas mass public education dictates a type of education that is…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community
Dudley, Mary Jo – Native Americas, 1997
Describes the effects on indigenous communities of Bolivia's recent Popular Participation Laws, which relocated political and financial decision making to the municipal level; community efforts toward cultural maintenance and nonformal agricultural education; the activism of indigenous university students; and the dual discrimination suffered by…
Descriptors: Activism, American Indian Culture, American Indians, College Students