ERIC Number: ED113094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
American Indian Community Colleges.
One Feather, Gerald
With the emergence of reservation based community colleges (th Navajo Community College and the Dakota Community Colleges), the American Indian people, as decision makers in these institutions, are providing Indians with the technical skills and cultural knowledge necessary for self-determination. Confronted with limited numbers of accredited Indian personnel, a limited budget, and limited technical assistance, these Indian institutions are embracing an educational philosophy which emphasizes the kind of occupational, general, and cultural education that will help to solve reservation problems. Major issues confronting Indian community colleges in the future will be: (1) the monetary and social problems of the reservations (2) recruitment of substantial numbers of Indian faculty; (3) determination of the tribal-Federal relationship and the Federal role in Indian self-determination; (4) development of an accrediting agency to deal with the legal and cultural standards of tribal institutions and programs, particularly occupational and cultural programs; (5) careful consideration of the effects of the assimilation, the cultural knowledge, and the bilingual/bicultural philosophies of education; (6) the effectiveness of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium in dealing with Federal agencies and the national academic community. (JC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Acculturation, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Educational Philosophy, Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Self Actualization, Tribes
Not available separately, see RC 008 797. ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.; American Indian Resource Associates, Oglala, SD.