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HOUSE RESOLUTION 168
107th CONGRESS, 1st Session , H. RES. 168

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation's schools should honor Native Americans for their contributions to American history, culture, and education.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (June 18, 2001)

Mr. BACA (for himself, Mr. PALLONE, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. LANGEVIN, Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. CARSON of Oklahoma, Mr. HALL of Ohio, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. REYES, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. HONDA, Mr. FILNER,  Mrs. CAPPS, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. ENGLISH, Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. KIND, Mr. FROST, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. FARR of California, and Mr. MCDERMOTT) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation's schools should honor Native Americans for their contributions to American history, culture, and education.

Whereas Native Americans have given much to this country;

Whereas an emphasis on freedom, justice, patriotism, and representative government have always been elements of Native American culture;

Whereas Native Americans have shown their willingness to fight and die for this Nation in foreign lands;

Whereas Native Americans honor the American flag at every powwow and at many gatherings and remember all veterans through song, music, and dance;

Whereas Native Americans honor, through song, the men and women of this country who have fought for freedom;

Whereas Native Americans love the land that has nurtured their parents, grandparents, and unnamed elders since the beginning of their recorded history; and

Whereas Native Americans honor the Earth that has brought life to the people since time immemorial:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation's schools should honor Native Americans for their contributions to American history, culture, and education.

HOUSE RESOLUTION 168
107th CONGRESS, 1st Session , H. RES. 168

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (June 18, 2001


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The National Indian Education Association
The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was founded in 1969 to give American Indians and Alaska Natives a national voice in their struggle to improve access to educational opportunity. NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian organization.

North American Indian Tribes

Map/Utah American Indian Reservations

Mexico and Central American Indian Tribes

South American Indian Tribes

Native American Teacher's Resources, Schools, Student Groups and other Educational Resources on the Internet Index of Native American Education resources on the Internet

American Indian Education Links
This web site is designed to provide information, including links to related web sites, on the history and current thinking about American Indian education

Tribal Control of American Indian Education: Observations since the 1960s with Implications for the Future
This chapter discusses the history and nature of Indian control of Indian education since the 1960s and its implications for the future. Local or tribal control of education is a basic principle inherent in the sovereignty status of American Indian tribes, and is also essential to reclaim and strengthen Native languages and cultures that were long targeted for destruction by assimilative educatio...

The Emerging Role of Tribal College Libraries in Indian Education.
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A critical Bibliography on North American Indians for  K12
At the National Museum of Natural History, the Outreach Office of the Department of Anthropology receives thousands of requests each year from all over the world for information on American Indians--from educators, students, American Indians, and the public at large. The 500th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in America and interest in environmental issues and American Indian spirituality, as well as the general trend toward multiculturalism mentioned above have led to a proliferation of books, movies, and educational materials about American Indians. In light of these new resources and in response to requests for educational materials, the Outreach Office began compiling a comprehensive, annotated bibliography on American Indians for elementary and secondary students.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
OESE runs programs that provide financial help to public and private preschools and elementary and secondary schools -- the Office of Indian Education, the Drug-Free Schools Program and the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program among them.

Blueprints for Indian Education: Research and Development Needs for the 1990s.
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Blueprints for Indian Education: Improving Mainstream Schooling. ERIC Digest.
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Blueprints for Indian Education: Languages and Cultures. ERIC Digest.
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Attitudes Toward the Education of American Indians. A Survey
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This paper provides results of a national survey of 110 educators involved in American Indian education on their general attitudes toward such education; of the total sample; 60 responses were received. Lack of funding for American Indian education was the most important national issue identified, followed by need for qualified Indian administrators and educators, curriculum issues, financial aid for students in higher education, and academic achievement. Locally, however, parent/family involvement and recruitment, retention, advisement, and counseling were rated among the top five needs. Nationally 35.1% of respondents felt that American Indian education has improved in the past five years, whereas 33.3% felt it has gotten worse. Comparable data are reported for improvement at the state and local levels. A majority of the respondents supported raising achievement standards but felt that Indian education fared poorly under the Reagan administration. Ninety-three percent believed that culture and language as well as academic studies should be the focus of Indian education programs. Almost 100% supported bilingual education for American Indians. While 92.7% believed there is a need to do more research in Indian education, only 21.8% knew of meaningful research being conducted. Results are presented in tables, but include summaries of comments on each question. The text of each question in the survey is included in this report. (DHP)

Dancing Numbers: Cultural, Cognitive, and Technical Instructional Perspectives on the Development of Native American Mathematical and Scientific Pedagogy. (Jim Barta Ph.D.) "Dancing numbers describe relationships involving Native American ways of being and knowing, beliefs, values and certainly the mathematics imbedded in them. What's great about dancing numbers is students don't have to forget who they are as Native people to be successful in our classrooms."

Journal of American Indian Education
The Journal of American Indian Education is a peer reviewed scholarly journal, which publishes papers specifically related to the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives. While the focus of the Journal is on basic applied research, manuscripts that are expository in nature and present an explicative or interpretive perspective are considered for publication as well. JAIE is particularly interested in publishing manuscripts that express the viewpoint of AI/AN and research that is
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Four Directions Organization
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Centennial School District's Indian Education Program
focusing on the special education needs of American Indian students.

Indian Education Resources
A collection of links regarding American Indian Education

Office of Indian Education Programs
The Office of Indian Education Programs is a service organization devoted to providing quality education opportunities for American Indian people.

Power Source Gallery on American Indians
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National Indian Education Association
The mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, o promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.

Indian Education
The Indian Education Office have two purposes. The first is to assure that Indian students and communities receive a quality and equitable education. The second is to assure that all students leave the public education system with an understanding of the rich history and contemporary issues

Indian Education Research Net.
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC/CRESS) has created this site as a special project to assist individuals and organizations engaged in research and development to better understand and improve education for American Indian and Alaska Native children and adults. ERIC/CRESS is hosted by AEL. (Charleston, WV).

Changes in American Indian Education
THE BRIEF RETROSPECTIVE in this Digest should interest all American educators concerned with such enduring issues as equity and equality of educational opportunity, local autonomy, community involvement, curriculum development, and the relationship of cultural values to the way schooling is conducted in general. American Indian educators face challenges and are devising solutions to unique cultural and pedagogical problems

NW Topics Regional Education Laboratory/Indian Education
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Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education
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Career and Academic Guidance for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students strive to maintain their heritage while learning to be successful in the dominant culture. Although academic and career success are worthy goals, AI/AN students can pay a heavy price to achieve them. To provide effective and responsive career and academic guidance for AI/AN youth, teachers and counselors must be aware of underlying cultural value...

The Use of Academic Achievement Tests and Measurements with American Indian and Alaska Native Students
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Research To Support Improved Practice in Indian Education
In recent years, various task forces and studies, including the White House Conference on Indian Education, have established that research on Indian education, history, and culture must consider the Native perspective and involve Native researchers. Improving Indian education depends upon good research. Aspects of Indigenous education and community life that need study include: the teaching-learn...

Questia American Indian Education
Questia is the world's largest online library of over 45,000 books and 360,000 journal, magazine
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American Indian College Fund
Building better lives, Revitalizing Indian communities, Replacing despair with hope. Through our scholarships for American Indian college students and our support of America's tribally controlled colleges and universities, we are giving hope to, and creating better lives for, generations of Native American students and their families and communities

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
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ERIC Native American Education Directory
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Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties (Vol. II)
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Indian Reading Series
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NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art
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Native American Rights Fund
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Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Children Literature's Resource
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