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Bowannie, Mary – Winds of Change, 2003
An intensive 8-week summer program in New Mexico prepares American Indian and Alaska Native students to succeed in law school, focusing on law research, analysis, and writing. Two program graduates who went on to complete law school discuss the complexities of federal Indian law and the Native lawyers' responsibility to their communities--an…
Descriptors: Advocacy, American Indian Education, American Indian Students, American Indians
One Feather, Sandra – Winds of Change, 2003
The Navajo supervisor in the Office of Environmental Health in New Mexico identifies diseases and their risk factors, administers an injury prevention program, and ensures compliance with various health-related codes. She assists in the planning and direction of environmental health programs and public health education for local Navajo…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Disease Control
Sorensen, Barbara – Winds of Change, 2002
The Santa Fe Indian School (New Mexico) developed the community-based education model with input from parents, teachers, Elders, and tribal council members in five pueblos. Students in grades 10-12 study community problems related to the environment and develop science, technology, and communications skills. Experiential learning makes this…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Computer Uses in Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
Bowannie, Mary – Winds of Change, 2002
The American Indian Business Association supports the recruitment and retention of American Indian business students at the University of New Mexico, helps students balance business school teachings with Native cultural values, acts as a liaison between the school and tribal business managers, and has carried out research and developed courses on…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Business Administration Education, College Students
Sorensen, Barbara – Winds of Change, 2001
A mobile educational outreach program travels to Pueblo communities in rural New Mexico attempting to increase the number of Native American college graduates and scientists. The science, math, and technology methods used in the workshops complement traditional Native hands-on teaching techniques. The project also provides students with increased…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, College Preparation, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Wakshul, Barbra – Winds of Change, 1997
Describes the experiences of Albert Bowie of San Juan Pueblo, who became the first Native American to graduate from the University of New Mexico's Doctor of Pharmacy program. A sidebar discusses academic opportunities in the field of pharmacy. (TD)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Students
Sorensen, Barbara – Winds of Change, 1999
In 1999, College Horizons brought 50 American Indian high school students from 28 tribes to the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, New Mexico, for a unique seminar. During the week-long summer seminar, college representatives presented intensive workshops and large-group sessions on the college application process, including essay…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, American Indian Education, American Indians, College Admission
Simonelli, Richard – Winds of Change, 1996
For 14 years, Mountain Outreach, a program at Cumberland College (Williamsburg, Kentucky), has enabled college students to participate in community service projects. Recently, 35 students traveled to New Mexico to build a house for a Navajo elder who was unable to obtain adequate housing. Participants discuss their learning experiences and their…
Descriptors: College Students, Construction (Process), Cultural Awareness, Experiential Learning
Greer, Sandy – Winds of Change, 1994
Profiles the career of Larry McNeil, Tlingit photographer and professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As with his own work, McNeil teaches his students that the fundamental task of image making is to raise questions concerning the portrayal of contemporary Native Americans. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Art Education, Art Expression
Hopwood, Mark – Winds of Change, 1996
The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is working towards obtaining accreditation for a two-year Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering. SIPI is a tuition-free vocational-technical training institution, designated in 1993 as a community college. Since 1991 the institute has enforced a…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), American Indian Education, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges
Schilling, Nancy; Gittinger, Jack D., Jr. – Winds of Change, 1989
Describes a computer-based communications network linking the University of New Mexico and six isolated Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Discusses network structure, staff training, and network delivery of instructional programs and in-service teacher education and staff development programs. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, College School Cooperation, Computer Networks
Simonelli, Richard – Winds of Change, 1995
Zuni students from Twin Buttes High School (Zuni, New Mexico) made a presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology addressing the age-old conflict between Indians and anthropology. The presentation, entitled "Zuni Students Look at Frank Hamilton Cushing," examined the career of a famous ethnologist who spent…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Anthropology, Attitude Change