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HeavyRunner, Iris; Marshall, Kathy – Tribal College Journal, 2003
Suggests that the quality of cultural resilience enables some Native American students to overcome difficulties and complete their education. Identifies these cultural factors as spirituality, family strength, elders, ceremonial rituals, oral traditions, tribal identity, and support networks. Describes the Family Education Model developed by…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indians, Community Colleges, Cultural Context
Harvey, Karen D., Comp. – 1991
This collection of recipes is intended to assist teachers in using food in the classroom to enhance the study of Native American people. Several concepts are identified to guide teachers in developing instructional units centering around food as a means of understanding the Native American culture: (1) the impact of physical environment and…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Class Activities, Cooking Instruction, Cultural Activities
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Bales, Rebecca – OAH Magazine of History, 1997
Discusses the role of Native American women in the spiritual and cultural life of American Indians. Native American spirituality is deeply connected to the land through daily use, ritual, and respect for sacred space. Often Native American women act as conduits and keepers of this knowledge. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Consciousness Raising
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Miller, Jay – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2005
Water burial is a way to return a body to its key primal element. It revives and transforms both the soul and the person. Sometimes water burial leads to a new life floating in a womb. Sometimes it disperses to provide a moist and nutrient-rich medium for a vast variety of other lives, making a contribution to the much larger whole. In this…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Death, Water
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Moore, Rita; Gilliard, Jennifer L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
Four early childhood preservice teachers interviewed and observed teachers and children in early learning centers on the Salish and Kootenai Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of preservice teachers versus those of the caregivers (in-service teachers) regarding the presence of family…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Education, American Indian Culture, American Indians
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Buller, Galen – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1980
Uses examples from the work of several Native American authors, including N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Silko, to discuss five unique elements in American Indian literature: reverence for words, dependence on a sense of place, sense of ritual, affirmation of the need for community, and a significantly different world view. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Language Skills
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Lawson, Paul E.; Scholes, Jennifer – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1986
Examines federal and state governments' attempts to suppress peyote use in Indian rituals as historically Christian-inspired. Focuses on questions of morality versus criminal law. Explains history and development of Native American Church of North America. Examines nine contemporary peyote trials. Concludes larger questions of tribal sovereignty…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Court Litigation, Criminal Law
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Antell, Judith A. – American Indian Quarterly, 1988
Examines common themes in three Native American novels by N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, and Leslie Silko: the power of Indian women's femaleness, and reintegration of the alienated male protagonist through ancient rituals that awaken the realization of the feminine principle within himself. (SV)
Descriptors: Alienation, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Females
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Geoghegan, Wendy – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1989
Describes the use of drama to give meaning and understanding to a unit on Native Americans. Students worked in small groups or "tribes" to research cultural attributes, and then acted out tribal rituals and created costumes and artifacts. The group work and the active roleplaying helped students to develop a new understanding of…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Experiential Learning
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Hall, McClellan; Couch, G. Owen – Journal of Experiential Education, 1992
McClellan Hall, a Native American, expresses distress and embarrassment at the improper use of Native cultural ceremonies at Association for Experiential Education conferences. G. Owen Couch, a non-Native, describes his personal experiences in using Native American philosophies inappropriately and his realization of the dangers in doing so. Both…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Ceremonies, Cultural Differences
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Kruger, Arnold – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2003
The Wolf Ritual, or Tlukwana, with its associated regalia of masks, dances, costumes, and musical instruments, was a major feature of the Nuu-chah-nulth Winter Ceremonies. In common with other Northwest Coast Native nations, the lives of the Nuu-chah-nulth people were controlled by the seasons, and following a summer and autumn of gathering and…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Ceremonies, Musical Instruments, Canada Natives
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Marker, Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 1998
Examines some of the problems and contradictions that arise when nonnative instructors attempt to perform aboriginal ceremonies and rituals in the higher-education classroom. Such practices often promote an indulgence in the exotic, rather than taking a more genuine approach to the history and reality of native people. (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Ceremonies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
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Lake, Randall A. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1983
Analyzes the American Indian Movement (AIM) with respect to (1) the role of tradition in AIM demands; (2) militant Indian rhetoric as a form of ritual self-address; (3) how Indian religious/cultural beliefs restrict the ability of language to persuade Whites; and (4) how militant Indian rhetoric fulfills its function. (PD)
Descriptors: Activism, American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indians
Medicine, Bea – 1981
A brief overview of the status of language use in Native American communities reveals that while approximately 206 different languages and language dialects persist today, an estimated 49 languages have fewer than 10 speakers aged 50 or over, while 6 of these languages have more than 10,000 speakers of all generations. That these languages persist…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Biculturalism
Grant, Agnes – 1986
Including Native literature in school curricula is an important way of enhancing the Native student's self-concept and providing accurate Native cultural knowledge to Native and non-Native students alike. Nevertheless, Canadian school literature programs generally contain neither contemporary nor traditional Native literature. Some programs…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies
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