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 Indian Education NewsletterIndian Education Resources CenterUniversity of B. C., Vancouver.Volume One, Number 2	 January, 1971INDIAN EDUCATION AROUND B. C.KAMLOOPSThe Indian Education Committee under the chairmanship of Mrs.Mildred Gottfriedson has continued to be very active in Kamloops. Overthe past few months the Education Committee has been meeting with theprincipals in the district and talking about common ideas and problems.Both the Education Committee members and the principals are finding themeetings very useful and it is expected that they will continue.A school district committee on Indian Education was set up inDecember. This committee consists of one administrator, one Indian parentand one Indian student from each community in the Kamloops school district.The committee is chaired by Mr. Ray Zacharias, Director of Secondary Educa-tion. The purpose of the committee is mainly to supplement the work beingdone by the Indian Education Committee. Its work will consist mostly ofdeveloping new curricula and teacher workshops.The B. C. Native Women will hold their annual meeting in KamloopsFebruary 17 - 20. The theme of the conference is Education. It is hopedthe Jean Cretien, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, andJ. R. Cromb, Director of Education for the Department of Indian Affairswill be in attendance at the conference.2The Williams Lake District Teacher's Association set up a committeelast September to look into Indian Education. Their first project was to sendout a questionnaire to all teachers and administrators in the district request-ing information, ideas, and criticisms of what the district was doing for theIndian students. The results of that questionnaire were compiled along withthe results of interviews with a number of individuals involved in Indian Educa-tion, including Dr. Lloyd Morin of the B.C.T.F., Mr. Butch Smitheram of the B.C.Non-status Indian Association, Mr. Reg Kelly of the Department of Indian Affairsand Dr. Art More of the Center. From the report, a much greater involvementhas grown by the district in Indian Education. In particular, a series ofworkshops will be held during the spring. The first workshop is this monthand will emphasize the cultural backgrounds of the Indian children in the WilliamsLake School District. Presentations will be made by Alan Haig-Brown, teacherat Stone Indian Day School, John Rothgen, teacher at Alexis Creek, other teachersand local Indian people. For further information on the work of the committeecontact Mr. Alistair Fraser, Box 1869, Williams Lake, or contact Dr. Art Morehere at the Center.Also in the Williams Lake area Alan Haig-Brown at Stone Reservenear Hanceville has developed an Adult Education program consisting oftwenty films on other Indians of Canada. From this it is hoped that theresidents of Stone will see what other Indians in Canada are doing and per-haps will get some ideas about further development of their own community.PRINCE RUPERTA new course called Indian Studies has been adopted by the highschool in Prince Rupert. The course studies the Canadian Indians with theemphasis on B. C., and in particular with the Lower Skeena. It looks atthe archaelogical backgrounds, the cultures and the contemporary situationof the Indian people. The course is an elective for high school studentsand has been accepted by the Department of Education in Victoria. The coursewas developed by Mr. Fred Sontheim and he is presently teaching it.SMITHERSA new Home-School Co-ordinator has been appointed recently inSmithers. She is Shirley Joseph and is from the Hazelton area. Miss Josephleft her job with B. C. Telephone Co., in New Westminster to take theSmithers position.At Chandler Park Junior Secondary, a Social Studies unit on B. C.Indians is being developed by three of the teachers. This program is inits beginning stages and so we will wait until the next issue to report morefull on it.-3-HAZELTONThere was a workshop on Indian Education in late October. Pre-sentations at this workshop were made by Mr. Gordon Reid, formerly theIndian Advisor to the Department of Education, Victoria, Norma Lewis, JoeMichel, and personnel from the district office of Indian Affairs and thefederal schools.PRINCE GEORGEAn invitational conference on Education is being sponsored by theDoh Day-Dee-Claa Club ("Come Together" in Slave). The Doh Day-Dee-Claa Clubwas recently incorporated under the Societies Act of B. C. It consists ofIndian Youths with strong interests in education cultural, economic develop-ment and the development of a house for Indian Youths newly arrived in thecity to adapt and orient themselves from a rural to urban environment. Forfurther information on the club contact: Miss Winnie Marcellais, 1321 DouglasStreet, Prince George, B. C.NORTH VANCOUVERThe Indian Education Committee under the chairmanship of GlenNewmann and the school district in North Vancouver have been very active thisfall. One of their first projects was the development of an upgrading coursefor young adults. The course is highly successful and is now enrollingapproximately fifty students.A Resources and Study Center is being set up in the Squamish BandOffices. The Center is for students to study and to have ready access toresource materials related to their school studies. The band is purchasinga number of books for.the Center. In addition text books are being loanedby the School District.A course on Indians of B. C. which will last over two months thisspring is being presented at Queen Mary Elementary School. Mr. Dave Hennis giving the course with assistance from a number of teachers in the district.A series of teacher workshops is being planned this spring underthe guidance of Mr. Jim Inkster and the Indian Education Committee. The firstworkshop was held January 14. The purpose of the workshop was to initiallyacquaint teachers with some of the problems that Indian students are encoun-tering in the schools and to give them some idea of where they can get furtherinformation. It is expected that the workshop will lead to a much largerworkshop in which both teachers and Indian parents will get together to workout some of the problems that the students are encountering.DUNCANA new home school co-ordinator has been appointed for the Cowichanarea. He is Ernie Eliot and he began his work in December.The Southern Vancouver Island Tribal Federation is sponsoring aconference on Indian Education in Nanaimo, January 23. The conference willbegin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. It will be heldin Malaspina College. It is expected that a large number of Indian parentsand students, as well as teachers will be in attendance at the conference.The new building at Koksilah for the orientation class for Indianchildren is nearing completion. It is expected that the children will move inby next month. An article on the Orientation School written by the principal,Mr. John Cowans, is available from the Center. We would be pleased to sendyou the information.PEMBERTONA concentrated course on Indian studies will be offered at SignalHill Elementary School this spring. It will consist of two weeks duringwhich all courses except Mathematics will be related to an Indian theme.The course is co-ordinated by the principal, Mr. Brian Edwards. It is ex-pected that an Indian student teacher will teach the course. The courseis approximately four hours per day, and will be elective for intermediategrade students. During the course Social Studies, English, Science, Healthand other subjects will all have content closely related to the Indians ofB. C., and more particularly Indians of the Mount Currie area. A largenumber of Indian people from the area will take part in presenting the course.PORT ALBERNIA conference on Indian Education is being planned for Port Albernifor February 5 - 6, 1971 is being called the Hahopoyuk Education ConferenceThe speakers at the' conference will include Mr. George Clutesi and otherPort Alberni area Indian people, representatives of the Indian EducationResources Center. For further information contact Mr. Tom Hall, 1425 BruceStreet, Port Alberni, B. C.INDIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES CENTER, U. B. C.During the past few months the Indian Education Resources Centerhas been very active in a number of areas, particularly in developing pers-onal contacts or "human resources" throughout the province. We are now in-5 -(cont.)	 INDIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES CENTER, U. B. C.a position so that we have contacts in most B. C. communities. If youwould like to contact an Indian person in your area about the background ofthe local people or about Indian Education, write or call the Center.The B. C. Native Indian Teachers will be having their second con-ference, January 29, and 30. All members of the Association are invited toattend. Membership in the B.C.N.I.T.A. is open to all Indian people, statusor non-status, who possess a teaching certificate of any sort and also Indianpeople who have made a noteworthy contribution to education. People in thecategory are screened by a membership committee and at the present time approx-imately twenty people have been invited to become members in the associationas a result of their work in education.The Boarding Program study continues to progress. If you wouldlike to know more about what we are doing, please write to the Acting Directorand we will send you a copy of an interim report. It is expected that dur-ing the next two or three months we will be contacting a great number ofIndian parents, Indian students, boarding home parents and others who are in-terested in the problems that boarding home students face.The Center is about to publish a number of Curriculum units on Indianhistory and cultures. These units will be described in forthcoming issuesof the Newsletter as they are published. Topics include Indian contributionsto map making in B. C., a historical sketch of the Chilliwack people, and theNishga land claim.A beautiful 24" X 18" photograph of a Choctaw Indian girl in fullregalia taken in the late 1800's, has been reprinted by a group of enterprisingstudents. It would add to decor of any classroom and is available from theCenter for 25c a copy including postage.DID WE LEAVE YOU OUTDid we leave you out? If we did, please write or phone to theCenter (228-4662), and let us know of the project in Indian Education thatyou are involved in. We did not leave anyone out intentionally but there isso much going on in B. C. right now, and it is very easy to omit some hardworking groups or individuals. We hope that the next Newsletter will con-tain even more information.***************************-6 -Paperback Book ListA list of over 200 paperbacks for students which are categorizedby vocabulary level and interest level is available from the Center. Vocab-ulary levels are from grade 4 and up, and interest level from grade 5 and up.Just write the Center for your copy.Have You Read	...Teacher by Sylvia Ashton-Warner. This book relates the author'sexperiences teaching Maori children. The teaching methods she describes arebeing used by a growing number of B. C. teachers of Indian children. Theseteachers say the book is one of the most useful they have read. Cost is 95c,available in most bookstores, or we can send you a copy C.O.D. It also maybe borrowed from the Center....The Indian History of B. C. - $1.50 by Wilson Duff. This bookis one of the best resources for teachers doing a unit on B. C. Indians. Itis crammed full of historical and contemporary information. We can send youa copy C.O.D. It also may be borrowed from the Center singly or in a classset of 15 copies....Indian Lives and Legends by M. V. Thornton. This book containsstories and biographies of famous B. C. Indians. There is probably a storyof a well-known Indian from your area included. This book should be in everylibrary. Cost is $13.10 but the book may be borrowed from the Center.Library. GrantIs the local Indian band interested in developing a library? Agrant of $1.50 per Indian resident on reserve is available to Indian Bandsin B. C. for the purchase of library books. Application should be madethrough the local Indian Agency Office to the Community Development Branch.Applications require band resolution. This is a yearly grant that mustbe applied for each year.******************- 7BOOKSThe following books are selected from almost 200 books availablein the Indian Education Resources Center. These or any other books we havemay be borrowed free of charge for two weeks. Please use the snecial BookLoan Form at the end of this Newsletter for borrowing books.After the description of the book, code letters are used to des-cribe the general reading and interest level of the book (P - primary grades,I - intermediate grades, JH - Junior High grades, SH - Senior High grades,A - adults). After the reading and interest level, the number of pages isgiven (for example, 18p means 18 pages).1. Administrative Problems in Integration B. C. School Trustees, Vancouver,1970.A research report of a survey of problem areas connected to integ-rating Indian pupils into the B. C. school system. (SH,A) 18p.2. Ashton-Warner, Sylvia - Teacher - Bantam Books, New York 1963.The magnificent, personal story of an amazing woman and her in-spiring method of teaching based on joy and love, "The year's bestbook on Education." -- Time Magazine. A must for teachers. (SH,A) 191p.3. B. C. Heritage Series: Our Native People.a) Introduction to Our Native People, 41p.b) Coast Salish, 71p.c) Bella Coola, 77p.d) Tsimshian, 61p.e) Kwakiutl, 70p.f) Dene, 59p.g) Queen Charlotte Islands, 68p.h) Kootenay, 51p.i) Interior Salish, 53p.j) Haida, 58p.k) Nootka, 58p.Provincial Archives, Provincial Museum, Victoria, 1965.A series of booklets on the natives of B. C. Useful referencesbut tend to overgeneralize. (I--SH).4. Barbeau, Marius - Tsimsyan Myths - Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1961.A collection of 20 myths that provide a base for curriculumadaptation. Some illustrations. (P--SH) 97p.5. Burnford, Sheila - Without Reserve - McClelland & Steward, Toronto, 1969.Stories of the author's visits with Indian people throughout Ontario.Closes with a plea for understanding Canada's Indians and the manythings they have to offer. (I--A) 242p.6. Bush, Wilma Jo & Giles, Marian Taylor - Aids to Psvcholinguistic Teaching.Charles E. Merrill Publishing Co. Columbus, 1969.This book offers an explanation of specific psycholinguistic dis-abilities and shows how to develop diagnostic teaching procedures whichhelp children overcome them. (A) 302p.(cont.)	 BOOKS7. Cardinal, Harold - The Uniust focietz - M.G. Hurtig Ltd., Edmonton, 1969.Government treatment of the Indians in Canada from an Indian pointof view. A best seller in 1970. (SH,A) 171p,8. Clutesi, George - Potlatch - Gray's Publishing, Sidney, 1967.The reader is Mr. Clutesi's special guest at a Potlatch. A deeperinsight into the real meaning of the Potlatch. Highly recommended.(I--A) 188p.9. Cowell, Vi	 Normies Goose Hunt - Copp Clark, Toronto, 1968.Childrens story, beautifully illustrated. (P-I) 12p.10. Cowell, Vi Normies Moose Hunt - Copp Clark, Toronto, 1968.Childrens story, beautifully illustrated. (P-I) 12p.11. Davis, Christopher - North American Indians - Hamlym Publishing, London1969.A beautifully illustrated account of the Indian history of NorthAmerica and contemporary Indians. (I- A)144p.12. Drucker, Philip - Cultures of the North Pacific Coast - Chandler, SanFrancisco, 1965.An excellent reference, some color illustrations. (I--A) 243p.13. Drucker, Philip & Heizer, Robert F. - To Make ME Name Good - A re-examin-tion of the Southern Kwakiutl Potlatch. University of California Press,Berkeley, 1967.An excellent, up-to-date reference on the Potlatch. (JH-A) 157p.14. Duff, Wilson - The Indian History of B. C. Vol. 1 The Impact of theWhite Man. Provincial Museum of Natural History & Anthropology,Victoria, 1964.An excellent concise account of the Indian history of B. C. sincethe coming of the white man. Should be easily available to every class-room. (I--A) 117p.15. Fry, Alan - How A People Die - Doubleday, Toronto, 1970.Experiences of an Indian agent in a B. C. Coastal village. Writtenfrom a negative point of view. May be borrowed only if Unjust Society or The Only Good Indian is borrowed at the same time. (SH--A) 200p.16. Gooderham, Kent (Ed.) - I Am An Indian - J.M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, 1969.An excellent anthology of Canadian Indian Literature. Useful atall grade levels. (P--A) 196p.17. Harris, Christie - Raven's Cry - McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1966.A fictional history of the initial contacts between the Haidaand the European traders, Told through the eyes of an young Haida.An excellent account of what it must have been like to the Indianswhen the Europeans arrived. (E--A) 193p.-9 -(cont.)	 BOOKS18. Hawthorne, H. (Ed.) - A Survey of the Contemporary Indians of Canada.a) Part I - Economic, Political & Administrative. 409p.b) Part II - Education & Internal Organization. 251p.Queens Printer, Ottawa, 1967.A must for all high school libraries. The education section shouldbe read by all teachers of Indian pupils. (SH--A).19. Holm, Bill - Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form - Universityof Washington Press, Seattle, 1965.An authoritative analysis of Northwest Coast Indian Art by a re-cognized specialist. Should be in every art library. (JH-SH-A) 115p.20. Howard, Joseph - The Strange Empire of Louis Riel - Swan Publishing,Toronto, 1952.The life of Louis Riel. "Was he a martyr-saint or a traitor?You decide". (JH-SH-A) 480p.21. Huffaker, Claire Flap - (Formerly titled "Nobody Loves a DrunkenIndian") Paperback Library, New York, 1969.A group of Indians try to solve "the Indian problems" in theirown humorous but tragic way. Enjoyable reading with a real message.(SH--A) 130p.22. Hymes, Dell (Ed.) - Language in Culture And Society - Harper & Row,New York, 1964.A very comprehensive book of readings on the relationships bet-ween language and culture. There is a number of articles on B. C.Indians, some articles are quite technical. An excellent referencefor teachers interested in linguistics. (A) 364p,23. Khahtsahlano, Chief August Jack & Domanic Charlie - Squamish Legends Oliver Wells, 1966.	 •A beautifully illustrated collection of Squamish legends.(E--A) 35p.24, King, Richard - The School At Mopass - Holt, Rinehard & Winston, 1967.An anthropologists' account of life in a residential school,based on the author's experiences in a year of teaching at "Mopass".(SH--A) 97p.25. Lee, D.M. & Allen, R.V. - Learning To Read Through Experience.Appleton - Century - Crafts, New York, 1963.An excellent description of the Language Experience Approach toteaching reading. A must for all elementary teachers (A) 150p,26. Lefevre, Carl - Linguistics, English, And The Language Arts - Allyn &Bacon, Boston, 1970,A good reference on linguistic and psycholinguistic aids tolanguage instruction. (A) 370p.- 10 -Cont.1	 BOOKS27. Momaday, Scott - House Made of Dawn - Harper & Row, 1969.About a young American Indian who returns home from World War IIand cannot fit into his old community or the world outside. (JH-A) 212p.28. Nagler, Mark - Indians In The City - Canadian Research Center for Anthro-pology - Saint Paul University, Ottawa, 1970.A study of urbanization of Indians in Toronto. (SH-A) 107p.29. Native Rights In Canada - Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada, Toronto,1970.A documentary of Native rights in Canada. Carefully researched,a useful reference. (SH--A) 220p.30. Peddiwell, Abner - The Saber-Tooth Curriculum  - McGraw-Hill, New York,1939.A satire on the slow rate of curriculum change in response tochanges in society. Highly recommended for teachers. (SH--A) 139p.31. Resource Units For Teachers of Pupils of Indian Ancestry.a) Indians of Canada - Past & Present. 68p.b) The Incas of Peru 94p.c) The Mongolians -- Horsemen of the Steppes 70p.Curriculum resources presently being used in Northern Alberta.(r-I-Jn).32. Robertson, Heather - Reservations Are For Indians - James Lewis & Samuel.Toronto, 1970.A tough, detailed documentary report on what is really going on inIndian communities in Saskatchewan & Manitoba. (SH--A) 300p.33. Rogers, Edward - Indians Of Canada - Clark Irwin, Toronto. Jackdaw Portfolio.A well illustrated collection of pamphlets, photocopies of treatiesand newspaper accounts. (P--SH).34. Rosenthal, Robert & Jacobson, Lenore - Pygmalion In The Classroom.Teacher Expectation & Pupils' Intellectual Development. Holt, Rinehart &Winston, New York, 1967.The results of a series of studies of the effects of teacher ex-pectations on the achievement and attitudes of pupils. Recommended forteachers. (A) 240p.35. Spradley, James P. (Ed.) - Guests Never Leave Hungry. The Autobiographyof James Sewid, a Kawkiutl Indian. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1969.An autobiography of an Alert Bay Indian, edited by an anthropologist.(SH--A) 310p.36, Steiner, Stan - The New Indians Dell Publishing Co. New York, 1969.The first full-scale  report of the gathering Red Power movement,A revolt against the white man's culture and its debasement of thetribal way, (sn--A) 348p,(cont.)- 11BOOKS37. Symington, Fraser - The Canadian Indian - McClelland & Stewart, Toronto,1969.A beautifully illustrated history of the major Indian tribes inCanada. (I--A) 272p.38. 'Thornton, M. V. - Indian Lives and Legends - Mitchell Press, Vancouver,1966.Stories of famous Indians of B. C. (I--A) 300p.39. Waubegeshig - The Only Good Indian - New Press, Toronto, 1970.An anthology of Indian literature. Selections are chosen as muchfor their message as their literary style. (JH-SH-A). 200p.40. The Way Of The Indian —Thirteen Documentary Programs Broadcast On C.B.C.Radio. C.B.C. Publications, Toronto, 1963.A series of interviews with Indians across Canada, concerning theirviews on a variety of topics. (JH-SH-A) 61p.41. Wolcott, Harry F. - A Kwakuitl Village And School - Holt, Rinehart &Winston, 1967.The experiences of a teacher - anthropologist who spent a year ata small Indian village on Northern Vancouver Island. (SH-A) 131p.********* ****.*****ORDER FORMNAME ADDRESS Please send me copies of the following books:•-••n•••nn••1•••••-,T....11.,


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