Community Self-Determination: American Indian Education in by John J. Laukaitis PDF

By John J. Laukaitis

Examines the tutorial courses American Indians constructed to maintain their cultural and ethnic id, increase their livelihood, and serve the desires in their adolescence in Chicago.

After global battle II, American Indians started moving to city parts in huge numbers, looking for employment. in part encouraged by means of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, this migration from rural reservations to metropolitan facilities offered either demanding situations and possibilities. This historical past examines the academic courses American Indians constructed in Chicago and offers specific recognition to how the yankee Indian neighborhood selected its personal special course inside of and outdoors of the bigger American Indian self-determination stream. In what John J. Laukaitis phrases group self-determination, American Indians in Chicago tested massive corporation as they constructed their very own courses and labored inside of already existent associations. The community-based projects integrated adolescence courses on the American Indian heart and St. Augustine’s middle for American Indians, the local American Committee’s grownup studying middle, Little sizeable Horn highschool, O-Wai-Ya-Wa effortless college, local American academic providers university, and the Institute for local American improvement at Truman university. Community Self-Determination provides the 1st significant exam of those projects and courses and gives an figuring out of ways schooling functioned as a sort of activism for Chicago’s American Indian community.

John J. Laukaitis is Assistant Professor of schooling at North Park University.

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