9-1 Fall 1997 Resource Guide addendum

May 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-1: Honoring Our Native Knowledge, Resource Guides

Minority Student Status Report

Between 1993 and 1994, American Indians posted the largest increases in the number of associate degrees and of master’s degrees of four groups studied in the latest report by the  American Council on Education (ACE). The Fifteenth Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education compares statistics for Hispanics, American Indians, Asian Americans, and African Americans. It showed that American Indians experienced an increase of 13.6 percent in associate degrees, 9.1 percent in baccalaureates, 20.6 percent in master’s degrees, and 0.8 percent in first-professional degrees. The increase in American Indian master’s degrees was twice the increase for Asian Americans and for African-Americans. While American Indians accounted for a very small share of U.S. faculty, nearly 25 percent of them were full professors. The report raised concerns about the impact of recent attacks on affirmation action, however. Students of color continue to make progress but still lag significantly behind white students’ enrollment rates, according to the study. Copies of the report are available for $24.95, prepaid, from Publications Department M., ACE, One Dupont Circle, Washington DC 20036 or call 202) 939-9380 for more information.

Cultural heritage conference

The Second International Conference on Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage will be Nov. 17-20, 1997, in Tempe, Ariz., at Arizona State University. The conference will cover environmental education, partnerships, training ,and professional development in programs related to the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage. The conference is sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), with support from the university, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. For more information, contact the HACU/Second International Conference at (210) 692-3805, fax (210) 692-0823, or write to 4204 Gardendale St., Suite 216, San Antonio TX 78229.

Native American Women’s Health

The Lovelace Research Institute has published Native American Women’s Health Directory of Resources. It includes web sites, tribal programs, diabetes programs, multicultural health centers, non-profit programs for Indian people, foundations that fund health programs, and offices of the Indian Health Services. For information, contact the authors, Dr. Lawrence Berger (e-mail larry@ed.lrri.org) or Sara Berger (e-mail sberger@ed.lrri.org), the Lovelace Research Institutes, 2425 Ridgecrest Dr. SE, Albuquerque NM 87108. Phone (505) 262-3983 or fax (505) 262-7598.

Native American authors’ web page

The Internet Public Library (IPL), a project based at the University of Michigan School of Information, has a web page featuring Native American Authors (http://www.ipl.org/ref/native/) This project honors 400 Native American authors, most of them contemporary writers. The site creators, all graduate students, contacted nearly 100 Native American authors and other Native Americans for guidance. Many entries include photographs of authors, as well as links to biographies, reviews, interviews, and books or poems on‑line. Contact Lorri Mon, Internet Public Library, University of Michigan, 4029 SEB, 610 E. University, Ann Arbor MI 48109‑1092. (313) 764‑3417. E-mail native@ipl.org.

Rural Alaska Honors Institute web page

The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) has established a web page where students and faculty can learn about the summer college preparatory program for rural junior and senior high school students. A 15-year-old program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, RAHI prepares students for college through a rigorous academic program coupled with a culturally based residence program. For the page see http:\\zorba.uafadm.edu/rahi/index.html or call (907) 474-6886.

Red Ink seeks student scholars

RED INK: A Native American Student Publication features a variety of topics and formats, primarily by Native student writers and artists, including poetry, fiction, non‑fiction, book reviews, and artwork. The journal seeks subscribers and writers. They are especially interested in scholarly articles by Native scholars and have several recent books available (free) to anyone who wishes to write a review. Subscriptions cost $10 for two issues a year, 100 pages an issue. For writers’ guidelines and subscription information, contact RED INK, American Indian Studies Programs, 1615 East Seventh St., University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85719. Phone (520) 622‑3504 or fax (520) 791‑3735 or e-mail redink@ccit.arizona.edu.

Tribes and counties cooperation

The Northwest Renewable Resources Center has published the final report on its ground breaking project to improve relations amongst tribal and county governments throughout the state. The report provides guidelines for similar efforts anywhere tribal/county conflicts exist. As part of the project, the center has also produced videos, a short course compendium. Request the Tribes and Counties Publications List from the center at 1411 4th Ave., Suite 1510, Seattle WA 98101-2216, call (206) 623-7361, or fax 467-1640.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.