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Indian Education NewsletterIndian Education Resources CenterUniversity of B. C., Vancouver.Volume One, Number 1	 October 23, 1970We're growing! Due to the tremendous increase in re-quests for information related to Indian Education, and the greatvariety of information in the Indian Education Resources Center,we have decided to change from mailing "kits". Instead we arepublishing this Newsletter, which includes a list of all the art-icles, newspapers and magazines in the Center, and a form forordering the specific information which will be useful to you.Almost all the articles that were in the "kits" may be orderedin this way.In addition this Newsletter includes news related toIndian Education - and it depends on your contributions of news articles from all over B. C.INDIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES CENTER ESTABLISHEDWe finally did it! At the beginning of Septemberthe establishment of an Indian Education Resources Center wasfinally approved. Space in a but near the Education buildingwas obtained, the Department of Indian Affairs provided theinitial funding, the Indian Teachers of B.C. approved the Centerand subsequently formed a Council to guide the further develop-ment - and we were in business!-2-The aim of the Center is to improve educational opportun-ities for native Indian students. We are doing this by:- developing and distributing a collection ofbooks and articles ,-Iontaining accurate, up-to-date information for use by students,teachers, Education committees, and many others.- sponsoring courses and programs concernedwith various facets of Indian culture andhistory, Indian education and Indian students,particularly for teachers of Indian students.- developing communication between the manygroups involved in Indian education.- vigorously promoting the involvement of.Indian people in education decision-making.- providing facilities for research and pro-gram development related to Indian education.- working directly with Education committees,teachers and community groups on such pro-jects as local orientation courses for teach-ers, development libraries and study centersin Indian communities.The Center is guided by a Center Committee consistingof fifteen teachers who are themselves native Indians. TheCommittee is elected by the members of the B.C. Native IndianTeachers Association. Chairman of the Center Committee is Mr.Alvin McKay, formerly principal and teacher at Greenville IndianDay School. The Center Committee will select an Indian educatorto become Director of the Center by July 1, 1971. ActingDirector is Dr. Art More. Adminstrative arrangements are beinghandled by Phil Moir.Kits and NewsletterDuring 196B-70 kits of information were distributedon a mailing list which grew to about 400 names. Due to thelarge backlog of information a\iilable and the needs for avariety of information, the Center now distributes a Newsletterwhich among other things includes a list of articles which maybe ordered from the Center (free ,.)f charge, in most cases.)BooksA collection of books is in the Center for generaluse. Books are not normally loaned to individuals in the-3-Vancouver area because they are available through local libraries.If you wish to borrow a book for any purpose related to Indianeducation contact the Acting Director. We hope that by makingthese books easily available to those outside the metropolitanareas, we will encourage the schools and students to make moreuse of materials about Indian people.Projects At the present time the Center has completed two majorprojects: the development of an Annotated Bibliography onIndian Education by Mrs. Vicki Green (Available from the Center);and development of a credit course for teachers, Education 479-Indian Education. The Center is now working on two more majorprojects: a study of problems encountered by Boarding students,with the aim of helping to eliminate the problems; and develop-ing a program for promoting the use of Indian counsellors as"Home-School Coordinators" and for training people for thesepositions.The Center grew out of requests from Indian organiza-tions and individuals, teachers, students, and participants inthe Indian Education course and the various seminars and symposiaorganized by the Extension Department. The proposal was developedby Dr. Art More of the Faculty of Education Phil Moir of theExtension Department. *********** * * *B.C. NATIVE INDIAN TEACHERS CONFERENCE by Alvin McKayDuring the past summer, six professional Indian teach-ers enrolled in Dr. Art More's class, Indian Education, metalmost daily, outside of regular lecture hours, to discuss pro-blems in Indian Education. In addition to developing the course,Dr. More has initiated plans for a Resources and Research Centeron Indian Education at U.B.C. The proposal booklet for this Centerwas studied and analyzed by these six people--in effect, sittingas a planning committee for its implemention. By the end of July,this important venture. A result of this was the conference ofthe B.C. Native Indian Teachers.Thirty-one invitations were mailed, and twenty-two ofthe teachers attended the conference, at Totem Park, U.B.C. onSeptember 3 and 4. The conference focussed on the specific areasof the stress and strain points in Indian Education.The deliberations of these teachers, resulted in veryspecific Plans of Actions, as follows:1. That an informal, loosely structured organizationbe set up, called the B.C. Native Indian Teacher's Association.(cont.)-4-(cont.) 1. This group would identify us as professional IndianEducators, specifically interested in, and dedicated to IndianEducation, and it would also be a convenient way of calling ustogether for future conferences.2. That the B.C.N.I.T.A. hold conferences every sixmonths in order to follow-up Plans of Actions.3. That the B.C.N.I.T.A. select 15 members to sit inthe Center Council of the Resources Center. Ten were approvedat the conference, the other five are to be selected by mail.This Council is to guide the development of the Center.4. That since the Boarding Home Program is a highpriority, problem area, a committee of three on the Council wasappointed to look into these problems, and recommend plans ofactions to be pursued.5. That membership in the B.C.N.I.T.A. be automaticfor Indian persons holding a teaching certificate or diploma ofsome kind. Questions of eligibility for other Indian persons(status or non-status) will be resolved by a membership committee,and decisions will be based on noteworthy participation and achieve-ment in Indian Education.6. That other needs in Indian Education, be dealt within the following priority.(a) promote better lines of communication andliaison between Parents, Teachers, Counsellors, Education Committeesand Pupils. Specifically, the Center is to develop a proposal byFebruary 1, 1971, concerning all aspects of the counselling field,with particular reference to Indian liaison Counsellors.(b) present plans of action regarding the inapprop-iateness and inaccuracies of Curriculum Content (especially SocialStudies.)(c) promote better preparation of Non-Indian teachers.(d) promote improved Pre-school, Nursery-Kinder-garden programs.(e) suggest course outlines in Adult Education,specifically dealing with parent orientation to schools; childdevelopment courses; developing community awareness; cultural andvocational courses.CENTER COUNCIL MEMBERSAlvin McKay, Principal, Greenville, Chairman.Richard Atleo, Principal, Ahousat.George Clutesi, Author, Painter, Educator, Port Alberni.(cont.)-5-(cont.)	 (ENTER COUNCIL MEMBERSFlora Dawson, Principal, Kingcome VillageVice-President Canadian Association for Indian andEskimo Education.Joe Michel, Counsellor, Kamloops.Bert McKay, Principal, New Aiyansh.Joan Ryan, Teacher, Prince Rupert.Robert Sterling, Home-School Coordinator, Merritt.Angie Todd, Teacher, Fort St. James.George Wilson, Teacher, Nukko Lake."ggggg"SUMMER SESSION - U.B.C. - 1970EDUCATION 479 - INDIAN EDUCATIONSeventy-two professional teachers were involved in the 3unit course. A wide range of resource personnel, films, discussiongroups, panels, class outings, book reports, and projects on IndianEducation, were the main activities in the course.A majority of the resource personnel were Indian people-senior high school students, Indian artists, authors, dancers,politicians, Education committee people, Professional schoolteachers etc., including George Clutesi, Chief Dan George, ChiefPhil Paul and Bill Wilson. The Non-Indian speakers were fromIndian Affairs, Anthropology Dept. and Principals. The coursewas coordinated by Dr. Art More of the Faculty of Education.The spontaneous, dynamic exchange of ideas betweenstudents and resources people through the various course activitiesachieved the main aim of the course - that of developing a morepositive attitude toward Indian students, supplying the culturaland historical backgrounds of B.C. Indians, and discussing thecontemporary mode of life of Indians, and then discussing pertinentproblems, in Indian Education, specifically dealing with curriculumdeficiences in Social Studies, Language Arts, Counselling, Class-room participation, school-home-liaisons etc.Some of the highlights of the course were the SalmonBarbecue, Capilano Indian Community, North Vancouver, withIndian songs, dances and slahal; the two week discussion groupswith Mr. George Clutesi and the Dramatic Solloloquy on Educationby Dan George.It was evident at the conclusion of the course, thatthe participants had a more positive and involved outlook withregards to Indian Education. An objective evaluation of thecourse was done by the students and the results are presentlybeing compiled.-6-ADULT EDUCATION CONFERENCE - SQUAMISH BAND- Janice MathiasA conference, consisting largely of young adults b6tweenthe ages of 18 and 34 (years) was held, September 21, at theSquamish Band Administration Building. This was the first ofits kind ever held by the Squamish Band and it's purpose was torelate the affairs of the band in detail and to provide theopportunity for the young adults to become aware and obtain theinformation required. Such items, as local government, Bandadministration, land development, employment opportunities andother important services that the Squamish Band provides to theSquamish people were discussed.Our resource people were from the Squamish Band Council,Squamish Administrative Staff and Canada Manpower. The workshopwas organized by the Squamish Band Community worker, Glenn Newman.The results were that out of the fifty who attended twenty-ninesigned up adult education courses. 2For further information contact Janice Mathias at theIndian Education Resources Center at U.B.C.* * * * * ** * *ORDER FORM NameAddressPlease send me copies of the following articles:Please send me, on 2 week loan, the following magazines, newspapersand/or books:-7-The followin articles may be ordered free of charge from theResources Center.	 use the attached order form. Number of pagesin the article in pa:pentr..eses.1. Adams, Howard - Education or Brainwashing - A high critical articleon the effect of the present education system on Indian Students. (32. Appleton,Frank M. - The Life and Art of Charlie Edensaw. (6p)3. Bryde, John F. - Needs of the Indian School - Discussion of problemsfaced by Indian Students. (2p)4. Cowans, J. W. - Our Special Orientation Class at Old Koksilah School.(Cowichan) - Report by the principal on a special primary classfor some Indian Students. (6p)5. Currie, Walter - Is The Canadian Indian Act Legislated Discrimination?From Human Relations, 1968 (3p)6. Gambill, Jerry - On The Art of Stealing Human Rights. - Extracts froma speech. (2p)7. George, Chief Dan - Dramatic Solloloquy - On Education Discussion of"Indian Education" aimed at teacherS. Excellent. (4p)8. Gephart, William J. & Antonoplos, Daniel - The Effects of Expectance and Other Research - Biasing Factors. - 7Fitique of research onteacher eypectiFfas, from Phi-15T-FF  Kappan (5p)9. Give it Back to the Indians - Education on Reserve & off. Briefsurvey of Indian Education in the U.S., From Northian (4p)10. Green, Vicki - A List of Completed Bibliographies for Use in Indianand Northern Education. (lp)kT. Green, Vicki - Annotated Bibliography on Indian Education. Approxi-mately 200 boo;73, articles, films aia journals are annotated.Excellent. (402)CoSt Co 4 tack.12. Indian Day. Abbot3ford 1970. Report of Indian Day Planned by theNative Culture Club at Abbotsford Senior High School. (5p)IA'. Indian Policy - Canadian government statement of policy on IndianAffari,T=--the "White Paper" - included a follow-up explanationpublishqtid three months later by the Department. (15p)L.* A A. McKenzie, Keith - The Conflict of Values Between Sub-Cultural Groups.Indian Education Excellent-introductiEHTOIndian Educationin B.C., 1969 (40p)to St co 4 C4.61% •15. More, Dr. Art - Education 479 - Indian Education - Course description. (116. Paul, Mary - Excerpts from Alexander McKenzie Journal. Quotes showingthe type of assistance he received from Indians as he exploredcentral B. C. (10p)-8-17. Rosenthal & Jacobson - Teacher Expectations for the Disadvantaged.Study of the effect of teacher expectations on pupil achievement.Excellent. From Scientific American. (6p)18. Sim, Alex R. - Indian Schools for Indian Children. Discusses effectof "IntegratiO717 and proposes IHUTZE-Colleges. From Canadian Welfare (4p)19. Tierney, Ben - He's the Indian Who Spoke Uz to the Queen: D. Courchene.Description oft president-3T the anitEBaridian Brotherhood. (1p)20. Walsh, G. - Excerpts from Simon Frasers Journal - Quotes showing thetype of assistance76r-JCTIVed from IF-la-571-as he travelled downwhat is now the Fraser River. (4p)***** *** **The following newspapers, newsletters, magazines and journals arein the Resources Center. Specific issues may be borrowed for short periodsof time. Addresses for subscriptions, and yearly subscription rates appearin parentheses.1. Akwesasne Notes - Reprints of newspaper articles from Canada and theUnited States. (Jerry Gambill, Rooseveltown, N.Y. 13683, Donation)2. Beaver - Published by Hudson's Bay Company. Northern travel and his-tory articles (Hudson's Bay House, Winnipeg 1,$3)3. C.B.C. - Indian Magazine. Summaries of radio program of the samename. ($1)4. First Citizen - Newspaper published by Canadian Indians - Excellent!(Box 760, Terminal A, Vancouver 1, $7.50)5. Indian - Eskimo Association of Canada Bulletin. (Indian-EskimoAssociaTI3E-of Canada, 277 Victoria St., Toronto 200, Ontario, $3)6. Indian News - Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.Newsletter. (D. Monture, Editor, Dept. of Indian Affairs andNorthern Development, Ottawa, Free).7. Indian Voice - Indian Homemakers Association. Newsletter. (Box 8544,StationH, Vancouver 5, $2).8. Journal of American Indian Education. (College of Education, ArizonaState University, Tempe, Arizona, 85281, $3.50).9. NARP Newsletter - Native Alliance for Red Power Newsletter, Now calledNative Movement ($6).10. Native Movement - Published by members of B.C. Native Indian YouthAssociation, Native Women's Liberation Front, and Native Alliancefor Red Power. (Box 6152, Vancouver 8, $6).-9-(Continuation of Newspapers, Newsletters, Magazines and Journals).11. Native People - Alberta Native Communications Society. (Rm. Bl, 100Avenue Building, Edmonton, Alberta, $5).12. North - Magazine published by Department of Indian Affairs, containsarticles on Northern Canada. (Queen's Printer, Ottawa, $3).13. Northian Newsletter. - (Indian & Northern Curriculum Resources Center.University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, $5 including subscriptionto Northian, Excellent).14. Rough Rock News - Newspaper of famous Rough Rock Demonstration School.(Rough Rock Demonstration School, Chinle, Arizona, $4).15. War ath - U.S. Red Power Newspaper. (Box 26149, San Francisco,California 94126, $3).***********The following materials are available directly from the Lesson AidsService of the B.C.T.F., 2235 Burrard Street, Vancouver 18Q:Indians of Canada, R.F. Chapman (33p.,$.65) Lesson Aid #9211.To Potlatch or Not to Potlatch, C. Hou (81p.$1.20) Lesson Aid #2011.sample Study of—T6ast Indians (18p.,$.36) Lesson Aid #9212.T4ft following report is available from the B.C. School TrusteesAssociation, 1095 Howe Street, Vancouver 1:Pdministrative Problems in Integration - Sawadsky and Landon, 1970(18p.,free).


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