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Array VOLUME 4 #8 & 9
APRIL MAY 1974
Jndim Education Rumnzu Centex
too* 1H - Brock Hall, U.B.C.
Vancouver f, I. C.
Phone;  228-4661 HOME      SCHOOL      COORDINATOR
TRAINING
Requests from many individuals and organizations across the
province have prompted the efforts of Colleges and Universities to supply
training for Home School Coordinators. When the HSC programme began
there was no actual recognized course of studies in existence that suited
the needs of Home School Coordinators.
In 1971, 1972s and 1973 the B.C. Native Indian Teachers Association
through the Indian Education Resource Center offered a concentrated summer
course at U.B.C. which was designed to introduce new or prospective HSC
to basic rudiments of the job and to the various avenues and policies that
could influence the effectiveness of the HSC in doing his job. There were
no credits involved and the certificate issued by B.C.N.I.T.A. did not
raise the status of the HSC above the paraprofessional level.
It is most likely that B.C.N.I.T.A. will not offer the course again
B.C.N.I.T.A. members however have been largely instrumental in encouraging
the establishment of HSC courses in the following three Colleges - Malaspina
Collegej Langara College, and New Caledonia College (A summary of each
colleges HSC training course will follow).
Before we talk about HSC training we must describe the area of
conflict that had to be recognized before a HSC course was started.
The HSC programme is unique because its HSC's are expected to be
very specialized people who are reasonably expert in many fields. The
fact that their roles of liaison, catalyst, counsellor and resource
persons demand a range of skills, and the fact that there are very few
Indian people who have the academic education that would give them these
skills, means that selection of HSC has been based primarily on personal
suitability alone. At some point in their employment HSC's usually
realize that they need additional skills to perform their jobs.
Universities will not offer HSC course because their policies do.
not allow them to issue certificates or diplomas to anyone unless he has
already obtained a degree.
Colleges are very Interested in offering HSC courses but we must
consider several points. When HSC's take training they will usually expect:
(a) to take the kind of training that will provide them with definite
skills to Improve their performance on the job.
(b) credits that will enable them to go on to University and complete
a degree.
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It appears that the HSC cannot have both, at present.  In
seeking skills the HSC is seekine to improve himself in counselling techniques, public speaking, office procedure, drug, and alcohol use and abuse,
educational policies, political policies^ social influences, etc.  To
become expert in any of these requires many years of study at Universities
or in society.  The type of skill training that a College would offer
would not involve credits.  They would involve* the. service of a skilled
Resource person who would introduce important and useful approaches and
techniques in a given subject.
In seeking, credits the HSC must realize that the college does
offer courses such as introductory psychology, sociology, political science,
etc. that are recognized and accepted by Universities.  These courses are
fine,introductory courses and much useful information is made available to
HSC's but they do not give him the expertise he needs.  He would need to
take several years of each subject area to become reasonably expert in it.
When we examine HSC training, courses we must recognize them for
the area they-seek to serve - skill training without credits or introduction
with credits.  From this we. can examine the types of HSC training offered
by the three colleges. -.
Malaspina College - Nanaimo - Skilled training courses, 4-6
weeks duration.  To start in July, 1974.  Applicants can be Indian or Non-
Indian.  Entrance requirements very flexible although personal suitability
will be considered.  Malaspina expects to suit training to meet the needs
of Vancouver Island hut applications from all points will be welcomed.
*** NOTE;  The College of Malaspina is also accepting
applications for the position of Coordinator for
the HSC Training Programme.  Former or Acting. HSC's
are welcome to apply, or any individual familiar
with HSC work and has experience in this field.
Further details from Malaspina College.
The Malaspina HSC Course will offer concentrations in Public
speaking, office and administrative procedures,, reports, letters, and
minutes, counselling techniquess child growth and development, life skills,
community action, Kome-Se.hool workshop.
College of New Caledonia - Prince George - One skill training
course and a one or 2 year di.Dloma programme (in the planning)
(a) Skill Training: started April 22, 1974 and will end in May
30s 1974.  Training will concentrate on various skills and knowledge
necessary to help one function as a HSC.
(b) Credit Training is being planned and may start in September,
1974.  This course will focus on introducing courses that involve transfer
credits to Universities.
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Langaya College - Vancouver - Credits available. An 8 month, 2
semester course with flexible entrance requirements. A fairly heavy workload of 5 academic University transfer courses and 1 course in Home School
skills. With this heavy workload, applicants may opt to take fewer courses
and continue at a later date and possibly at a choice of other colleges.
XXX Applications are also being accepted for the position of
Coordinator for this programme. Details available from Langara College.
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LITTLE      BEAVER       SOCIETY
1290   Gladstone   Avenue
Victoria.
Position   Open   -   Day "Care   Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS;    Must have valid B.C. Day Care Certificate
Must have transportation
Experience in working x^ith Native Indian People
preferred.
Duties- To plan new Day Care Cultural Program through the
Little Beaver Society Board of Directors and Supervise
Staff.
Salaries", To be negotiated.
Please submit with application with Certificate and TWO letters
of reference to the above address and address to President: Mr. Ray Peter—
Mark Re; Employment.
Telephone Enquiries:  Victoria -  384 - 3211
or
384 - 4642
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B, C. N.  I. T. A.       5TH       ANNUAL
SPRING       CONFERENCE
The B.C. Native Indian Teacher^ Association is staging their
5th Annual Spring Conference, at Totem Park, U.B.C. - Hay 30, 31, and June
1, 1974.  B.C.N.I.T.A. is comprised of Indian School Teachers, Indian Hone
School Coordinators, and Indian Teacher-Aides from all over B.C.
The theme is "Local Control of Education". The keynote speaker
is Mr. George Manuel, President, National Indian Brotherhood, Ottawa,
Representatives from the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs" the B.C. Association
of Non-Status Indians; the Department of Indian Affairsa the B.C.
Provincial Department of Education, are to provide Resource Speakers,
dealing with relevant information involved in various facets of local
control of education. The overall aim of the conference is to provide
B.C.N.I.T.A. members with information involved in actual activities of
educational matters, rather than just administrative matters.  This
conference is not a closed one, and all observers etc. are invited.
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NATIVE       INDIA M      TEACHERS
EDUCATION       PROGRAMME
A Native Indian Teacher Education Programme has been accepted
at U.B.C.; and the Provincial Department of Education.  It is intended to
serve both status and non-status Indian Indians. The overall aim is to
increase the number of native Indian teachers certified to teach in B.C.
Schools.  It relies heavily on the educational life background (academic
and cultural heritage) of the trainees, and is geared to meet more positively the needs and desires of people of Indian ancestry In this province.
It is being coordinated by Dr. Ar.t More - Associate Professor, Faculty of
Education - U.B.C.
The overall programme aims at providing:
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(1) Teaching Competencies (classroom management, voice
projection, lesson planning, use of media, selection of teaching strategies,
interpersonal skills).'        ■   "! •    ■  •  *
(2) Educational Background (programmes, materials and approaches
to teaching various subjects, topics from educational foundations courses,
alternate'forms of education, education - related services curriculum
development). .a.    . ;;.-.- ... •■■■•
(3) General Background (general information background that
a teacher should have, selected from the Arts, the physical and social
sciences. An indepth study of Indian history, contemporary issues in
Indian matters,- social changes and Indian' languages will be major topics).
Summary of Programme Content --'-..fCe   a
STEP ONE  (%)  T.€. (60)  A E.Bl (30)   G.'B. (10) - FIELD CENTERED  '
STEP TWO   (%) ht.   (40)  '  E.B. (40) .'  G.B.. (20).-: FIELD.'. CENTERED .
STEP THREE '(%)  T.C. (10) -'■v. v. E.B-. (60) :• GAB. (30V -U.B.C. CbramUh'ity:;
—-Standard Teaching Certificate-—   College Cultural/
STEP FOUR  (%)  E.B. (40)    G.B. (60)     Education Center
B. Ed. (Elementary) Professional Teaching Certificate
Three teams of students (one ;team in North Coast Area; oae
team in B.C. Interior; one team in lower Mainland/Vancouver area) are
envisaged.  Each team is to consist of 15 traineess and one team leader.
This team leader will be an experienced skilful teacher aiwith experience
in working with local Indian people; with the ability to'guide and counsel
student teachers,
agency for:
The N.T.T.E.P. Advisory Committee will be the main screening
(a) Selection of team leaders.
""(b). Assisting team leaders to select and recruit, student
' teachers. ..     ., .     ..,..-, .--.-. -.,-,-
For' further information phone or write to .the Indian Education
Resources Center Director - U.3.C - 228 - 6325   , ..
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NEW   MATERIALS    IN   THE   CENTER
RATING SCALE?   ***** Excellent
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*** Okay
** So - So
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Dr. David Wyatt
**        The Ungraded Reader.  By Edward F. Rooney.  39 pages.  Stratford Teaching Aids.  $2.00
A book of short readings on Northern Indian life (''Goose Hunting"
"Dog, Teams," 'MountiesA etc.)  For Grades 1-4. While the vocabulary
in the readings is at Primary level, the style may confuse young readers,
and the grammar and spelling are often poor. The selection oh "Northern
Language" contains a number of misleading ideas.
***** Those Born at Koona.  By John and Carolyn Smyly.  119 pages.
General Publishing.  $12.95.
A description and history of the Haida Village at Skedans,
its houses and its totem poles.  Black and white drawings and photographs. v
*****      Artifacts of the Northwest Coast Indians.  By Hilary Stewart.
172 pages.  General Publishing.  $12.95.
Black and white drawings of all the different kinds of tools
used by Northwest Coast Indians, (Adzes, Harpoon points* arrow heads, etc.)
with description of how they were made and used.
****       Canadian Native Art.  By Nancy-Lou Patterson.  180 pages. .
Collier-MacMillan.  $14.10.
■An area-by-area desciption of^Canadian Indian and Eskimo art—
the materials and techniques used, comparisons of styles, and the historical background of the art.
***       The Struggle for Survival.  By F.E. LaViolette.  201 pages.
University of Toronto Press.  $3.50
A history of the adjustment of the B.C. Coastal Indians to
white society.  Focusses on 1) the Potlatch Law, 2) the land question,
3) the developemnt of Indian organizations and Indian leadership.  Fairly
detailed and technical.
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Supplementary Materials to Native Rights in Canada.  542 pages.
U.B.C. Bookstore.  $14.35 ....
A collection of articles and court decisions on the Nishga
Land Claims case, the James Bay Project, and Northwest Territories Land
Claims. Basic documents for investigating- Native .Rights.     r   .
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'Ksan.  A film by the B.C. Department of Travel Industry.
27 minutes.
This film shows the reconstructed Indian village of 'Ksan, at
Hazelton, and the activities that go on there. ( Includes a Gitksan legend.
The film is well done (it contains very little overdone travel propaganda)
and would be good for school groups.  It is available on loan from the
Indian Education Resources Center or the Department of Travel Industry,
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AT LONG.LAST THE TAPES MADE AT THE B.C.H.I.T.A. FALL 1973,
CONFERENCE (TALKS BY MARJORIE;,MITCHELL, DIXON-TAYLOR, DON, SIMPSON,
RAY HALL) ARE BEING DUPLICATED.  PLEASE EXCUSE THfe -L0l*<5 DELAY.  THERE
WERE TECHNICAL AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES: (INCLUDING THE THEFT OF 3 OF OUR
TAPE RECORDERS).  THEY WILL BE SENT OUT SOON. " '       :
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A number of Indian people will graduate or be in a position
to graduate from Universities this year.  These will include:
University of B.C.
University of B.C.
University of B.C.
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
-•• Bert McKay>' Nishga Education
- Bertha Joseph, Hagwilget Arts
Roriald Ignace, Shuswap • Arts
- Louiso I1IT1. Arts:    .;   e
- Kathleen Louis Arts.  . - g. -
- Donald Moses, Thompson Commerce
- Perry McKay, Nishga Sociology
- Fred Carpenter, Bella Bella Marine Biology
- Edward John, Tachie Arts and Sciences
- Roderick Naknakin, <Cape Arts and Sciences
"Mudge •    -;-■• go - .,  i
This  list  may not be  complete and we apologize  for any
mininformation. :    . . .,..-_
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INDIAN        EDUCATION
ED.   179     •-  .   SUMMER      SESSION
U, B. C.
Are you concerned with what your Indian students are getting out
of school? Do you feel you. don't know enough about the background of the
Indian people in your area? Would you like to spend six weeks with others
who have similar interests and problems to  yours? Would you like to know
the viewpoints of Indian people towards you as a teacher and your school?
Would you like to plan new programs with help from Indian teachers, Home-
School Coordinators, parents and students? Would you like to know more
about Indian organization and their policies towards education? Would you
like to brush up on teaching techniques that will help you give a better
educational opportunity to your Indian students?
Would you like to.spend part of your summer exchanging ideas with
Indian people who are deeply involved in education and with fellow teachers
from B.C. and surrounding areas?
If you answer Yess' to some of these questions.; then the Indian
Education course (Ed. 4.79), at U.B.C. this summer may provide the opportunities you want.
Instructor  Dr. Art More, Faculty of Education, U.B.C.
For further information contact Dr. More - 228-5240
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DIPLOMA PROGRAMME If!
NATIVE   INDIAN   LANGUAGES
To obtain admission to this programme as described on page;271 of
the current Calendar the following steps are to be taken by applicants,
1  Letter of application from the candidate, giving reasons for
wishing to enter the programme, knowledge of a local language,
sex, date of birth, return address.
2. Two letters of recommendation from people who know the candidate
saying that the applicant is interested In preserving and
helping to teach Indian languages.
3. The above throe letters to be sent to Dr. T.E. Hukari,
Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
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Dr. Ilukari's committee will then make recommendations in the first
instance to the Director of Admissions (Fr. Ghobrial) who will notify applicants of the time and place of registration. Any further forms that need to
be completed will be completed by students with the aid of members of the
Department of Linguistics. ,. ., .
° M. H. Scargill
Department of Linguistics - 9 -
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR NEWSLETTER.  IF YOU WRITE
AN  ARTICLE OR LETTER THAT WOULD BE USEFUL TO' OTHER PEOPLE IN
BRITISH COLUMBIA, WE WILL BE GLAD TO PRINT IT.
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NOTICE;   IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED IF PEOPLE MOVING
WOULD INFORM US OF THEIR NEW CHANGE OF ADDRESS AS
SOOU AS POSSIBLE.  IF NOT RECEIVED, UPON ONE RETURN
OF THE INDIAN EDUCATION NEWSLETTER - YOUR NAME WILL
BE DELETED,
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RETURN ADDRESS:
INDIAN EDUCATION RESOURCES CENTER
ROOK 106 - BROCK HALL
U.B.C- - VANCOUVFR 8, B.C.

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