Telecommunications technology and Native Americans : opportunities and challenges.


Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428920439


Page: 132

View: 1049

'Telecommunications Technology and Native Americans: Opportunities and Challenges' examines the potential of telecommunications to improve the socioeconomic conditions of Native Americans - American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians - living in rural, remote areas, and to help them maintain their cultures and exercise control over their lives and destinies. The report discusses the opportunities for Native Americans to use telecommunications (including computer networking, videoconferencing, multimedia, digital and wireless technologies, and the like) in the realms of culture, education, health care, economic development, and governance. It also explores the challenges and barriers to realizing these opportunities, notably the need to improve the technology infrastructure (and access to it), technical training, leadership, strategic partnerships, and telecommunications planning on Indian reservations and in Alaska Native villages and Native Hawaiian communities. Prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, this is the first federal government report on Native American telecommunications. It provides a framework for technology planning and policy actions by Congress and relevant federal agencies, as well as by Native leaders and governments. Native Americans were involved throughout the study. OTA made site visits to six states and consulted with Native leaders and technology experts in about two dozen other states. Computer networking was used extensively for research and outreach, and OTA developed the Native American Resource Page for this study, a World Wide Web home page accessible via OTA Online (

Native Americans

An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples


Author: Barry Pritzker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874368367

Category: History

Page: 868

View: 9634

This landmark two volume source ranks as one of the field's most comprehensive guides to Native American studies, offering historical, cultural, and modern reference, supporting a complete range of research. * Richly illustrated with photos and drawings * Maps of tribal locations and culture areas * Bibliographic citations for each tribal entry, a glossary, and a subject index

Native Americans

The Indigenous Peoples of North America


Author: Fiona Reynoldson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435310158

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 64

View: 1904

Living Through History is a complete Key Stage 3 course which brings out the exciting events in history. The course is available in two different editions, Core and Foundation. Every core title in the series has a parallel Foundation edition. Each Evaluation Pack includes the Assessment and Resource Pack and a free compendium volume student book. The resource packs include a variety of tasks which students should find interesting and enjoyable. They also include differentiated exercises to provide support for less able students and challenging work for more able students. Assessment exercises for the compulsory study units aim to help teachers monitor progress through NC levels.

"Indianer" und "Native Americans"

zur sozial- und literarhistorischen Vermittlung eines Stereotyps


Author: Hartmut Lutz

Publisher: Hildesheim ; New York : Olms

ISBN: 9783487075303

Category: Indians in literature

Page: 538

View: 6784

Native Americans


Author: Donald A. Grinde

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568026831

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 4255

Explores the political history of Native Americans and discusses their political and cultural issues.

Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century


Author: Donald Lee Fixico

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313333576

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 8377

Provides an historical context for the primary issues facing members of approximately five hundred Indian tribal groups in the United States, including coverage of religious practices, music, the role of women, and education.

Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape


Author: Joel W. Martin,Mark A. Nicholas

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899663

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8009

In this interdisciplinary collection of essays, Joel W. Martin and Mark A. Nicholas gather emerging and leading voices in the study of Native American religion to reconsider the complex and often misunderstood history of Native peoples' engagement with Christianity and with Euro-American missionaries. Surveying mission encounters from contact through the mid-nineteenth century, the volume alters and enriches our understanding of both American Christianity and indigenous religion. The essays here explore a variety of postcontact identities, including indigenous Christians, "mission friendly" non-Christians, and ex-Christians, thereby exploring the shifting world of Native-white cultural and religious exchange. Rather than questioning the authenticity of Native Christian experiences, these scholars reveal how indigenous peoples negotiated change with regard to missions, missionaries, and Christianity. This collection challenges the pervasive stereotype of Native Americans as culturally static and ill-equipped to navigate the roiling currents associated with colonialism and missionization. The contributors are Emma Anderson, Joanna Brooks, Steven W. Hackel, Tracy Neal Leavelle, Daniel Mandell, Joel W. Martin, Michael D. McNally, Mark A. Nicholas, Michelene Pesantubbee, David J. Silverman, Laura M. Stevens, Rachel Wheeler, Douglas L. Winiarski, and Hilary E. Wyss.

Native Americans Today

A Biographical Dictionary


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 9905

Presents the lives of one hundred influential Native Americans from the late-19th century up to the present, including politicians, artists, jounalists, lawyers, activists, writers, and religious leaders.

Native American Issues


Author: Paul C. Rosier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320026

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 4609

Discusses a variety of issues relevant to Native Americans, including treaty rights, land claims, gaming, sports mascots and images, and economics.

Native Americans of the Southwest


Author: Ann Rossi

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907059

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 32

View: 8693

Learn about the traditional ways of life of some of the Southwest's first people. Find out about conflicts and changes that took place after they met Europeans. Read about how they live today.

Native Americans at the Time of the Explorers


Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907555

Category: Explorers

Page: 32

View: 8101

Find out about the encounters between early explorers of the new world and the native people who lived in North America. (Set of 6 with Teacher's Guide and Comprehension Question Card)

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

Including The Soul of an Indian and Other Writings of Ohiyesa and the Great Speeches of Red Jacket, Chief Joseph, and Chief Seattle


Author: Kent Nerburn

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312970

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7809

The teachings of the Native Americans provide a connection with the land, the environment, and the simple beauties of life. This collection of writings from revered Native Americans offers timeless, meaningful lessons on living and learning. Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.

Native Americans in the News

Images of Indians in the Twentieth Century Press


Author: Mary Ann Weston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313289484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 1957

...takes an historic look at the images of Native Americans in popular culture and asks whether journalistic practices have helped or hindered accurate portrayals.

Notable Native Americans


Author: Sharon Malinowski,George H. J. Abrams

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810396388

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

View: 3574

Provides a brief history of Native Americans, and profiles individuals in such fields as literature, science, music, law, education, politics, and the military

Ohio Native Americans


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635088096

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 4423

One of the most popular misconceptions about American Indians is that they are all the same-one homogenous group of people who look alike, speak the same language, and share the same customs and history. Nothing could be further from the truth! This book gives kids an A-Z look at the Native Americans that shaped their state's history. From tribe to tribe, there are large differences in clothing, housing, life-styles, and cultural practices. Help kids explore Native American history by starting with the Native Americans that might have been in their very own backyard! Some of the activities include crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, and decipher the code.

Native Americans and Public Policy


Author: Fremont J. Lyden,Lyman H. Legters

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297682X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 8987

Native Americans, who are recognized simultaneously as sovereign tribal groups and as American citizens, present American society and its policy-making process with a problem fundamentally different from that posed by other ethnic minorities. In these essays, the contributors discuss the historical background, certain pathologies of Indian-white relations, questions of legal sovereignty and economic development, and efforts to find new ways of successfully resolving recent controversies. Contributors: Gary C. Anders; Russel Lawrence Barsh; Guillermo Bartelt; Duane Champagne; Ward Churchill; Michael J. Evans; M. Annette Jaimes; Anne McCullogh; C. Patrick Morris; Nicholas C. Peroff; Kurt Russo; Dave Somers; Richard W. Stoffle; Ronald L. Trosper; Steven Zubalik; and the editors.

Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans

Speaking in Red


Author: Ethan Nebelkopf,Mary Phillips

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106079

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

View: 5515

In this book, the authors highlight the importance of eliminating health disparities and increasing the access of Native Americans to critical substance abuse and mental health services. While most chapters are framed in scientific terms, they are concerned with promoting healing through changes in the way we treat our sick-spiritually, traditionally, ceremonially, and scientifically-whether in rural areas, on reservations, and in cities. The book will be a valuable resource for medical and mental health professionals, medical anthropologists, and the Native health community. Visit our website for sample chapters!