Salish Kootenai College Produces Programs on Children, Families and Substance Abuse

May 15th, 1992 | By | Category: 4-1: Breaking Down the Walls: Confronting Alcohol, Drugs and Family Violence, Media Reviews

Compiled by Joyce Silverthorn

Like most tribal colleges, Salish Kootenai College is work­ing to combat alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and lim­ited economic opportunity. The college offers classes and workshops that address these important community issues and helps provide solutions.

But a unique, and increasingly important, part of the college’s work in community education is its media center and low-fre­quency television station. Locally produced programs are created by college staff and aired across the reservation.

Listed here are a few of the programs produced by the college.

Cultural Respect and Responsiveness—Principles of Culturally Relevant and Diverse Programming. 59 minutes (1990)

Voices of the People—Parts 1&2. 30 minutes each (1990)

Supporting Children from Dysfunctional Families—Part 1&2. 30 minutes and 51 seconds (1990)
This series was developed through the Salish Kootenai College Early Childhood Education program and the tribal community. The videotapes address traditional viewpoints, current issues, and how to establishing multi-cultural programming for children.

I Can Hear the Birds Sing
This documentary, featuring the traditional summer camp of Agnes Vanderburg, was produced through a contract with the Indian Health Service to depict the relevance of tradition­al teachings by the elders to contemporary mental health and substance abuse issues. This tape has been distributed to Indian Health Service facilities throughout the country.

Protecting Our Children: It’s Up to You (In progress)
This production, being developed through a Bureau of Indian Affairs’ contract, will be a documentary on the Indian Child Protection and Fair Violence Prevention Act. It will include Ben Nighthorse Campbell, representative from Colorado; John McCain, senator from Arizona; and Beverly Wilkins, Indian Health Service representative from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The above programs are for half inch Video Home Systems. Other format copies are available, please or write for a quote. These prices are for institutional, cable and low-power TV use. Please let us know if other rights are requested. For price or full listing, please contact Salish Kootenai College Media Center , P. O. Box 117, Highway 93 , Pablo, Montana 59855 or tele­phone (406) 675-4800, or fax (406) 675-4801.

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