Safeguarding Traditional Cultures: A Global Assessment

May 15th, 2003 | By | Category: 14-4: Cultural Resilience, Media Reviews

Peter Seitel, Editor. Smithsonian Institution, 2001, 399 Pages

Review by Pamela Dawes

The result of a four-year international assessment, this work provides future recommendations for actions to safeguard indigenous cultures. Safeguarding Traditional Cultures is an international look at traditional cultures. The contributors are all experts in their field and come from a wide variety of traditions. The first 306 pages are in English with the final report repeated in French and Spanish. It is an excellent book and well worth reading. This would certainly be an excellent addition to any tribal library.

Pamela Dawes (Cherokee), the director of the Academic Support Center at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, was recently given the Federal Librarian of the Year Award by the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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