The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 19, 1969, Page PAGE 4, Image 4
PAGE 4 THE DAILY NEBRASKAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1969 pPIains Indians join together to discuss education, culture 7 by Mike Barret T. NebraskanStaff Writer Z fc' The idea of bringing Plains llndian tribes together to work with colleges and universities was discussed at the con Y rence on Indian culture and 8 lucation on Tuesday. Indians from throughout the irion met and discussed rchools and schooling in their i-reis at Sheldon Tuesday. The meeting was sponsored by Tri I'niversity. Speakers agreed - that, though situations varied, Indian control of Indian in stitutions was the most impor tant step towards solving the problems facing the native Americans. "Our schools have bee.i designed to scrub the Indian until he turned white and began to think like 'the rest of us,' " according to Dr. Robert A. Roessel, Chancellor of the Navajo Community College. "But they want to be Indian, they want to be proud. We have to learn to live with different people and to respect differences," he continued. However, reservation schools, boarding schools and public schools have been trying to wipe-out Indian language, culture, religion and science, according t o anthropologist Murray Wax. The wishes of Indian people have rarely been considered in planning or ad ministering these schools, Wax added. Roessel said that as a result adult Indians on the Navajo reservation in Arizona have completed an average of two years of formal schooling, Average annual income among the reservations lau.ouo in dians is $680 per family. Ten per cent can't attend school because there are no facilities for them. "Our people are seeking .,...ii. i of uiePiignms? Snipers hold our police at bay. Sit-ins make authority farce. Violence shakes cities as the cry "Protest!" becomes a shout. The attitude grows: If you think the law is wrong break it! "What's your stand? Our coun try was founded on rebellion-" on the right to protest. But can open defiance be defended? Is this a "right".. or a national outrage? Many dissenters justify their stands on the issue of personal creed. "The Vietnam war is ira moral!" is their cry. This dual loyalty to state and convictions has been a dilemma for centuries. But how often are men governed by emotion or human opinion instead of spiritual facts? What are these facts? Our booklet "The Christian and His Country" discusses the current ferment from a Christian point of view. It offers yardsticks for measuring unquestioned loyalty -and valid dissent. It reminds citizens in this Thanksgiving season that to keep our freedoms, our very right to protestthey MUST act to create laws within which they can live. Send for it! WHY NOT FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF? LUTHERAN UVMM'S UACUt. (hot 3 IBS Himptwi AvtmM, St. Imi, MsMMri Ml Pleat send without ee or obligation copy o th bookltt: THl CHRISTIAN ANO HIS COUNTRY. NAME DORESS CITT. TAT. .ZIP. We're the people who broadcast The Lutheran hour each Sunday. Wtf fttMiciMiM el ft. itai. iwhh ntM Hiliilll tt ni l iadiMM. , WiMtntA their Indian-ness. They want to be an Indian, but what is an Indian?" asked Webster Two-Hawk of the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. He also pointed out that whatever Indians try to do with education is subject to change by state and federal administrations. Indians denied rights "I don't see how Americans who believe in democracy can continue to deny Indian people the right to control their own education. How do you mak democracy work when the dominant culture is controlling the education?," Roessel ask ed. He pointed to the Rough Rock demonstration school in Arizona and the Navajo Com munity College as examples of Indian-directed schools. Leonard Springer of the Omaha tribe added that, "There has never been an ef fort to recruit an Indian stu dent to the University of Nebraska- There has never even been a visitation. The University curriculum makes no serious effort to train teachers for reservations or communities or to com municate to a white com munity what Indian culture Is like." The problem remains unsolved in the majority of educational systems, speakers agreed. In Nebraska, Indian schools are governed by all white or white controlled school-boards, Rueben Snake of the Winnebago tribe said. Indian history and culture should even be included in non- Indian schools, Snake said. "The problem is not only in educating Indians, the problem is .in educating some 200 million non-Indians. Indians had a culture with no locks on tepees or hogans, no con scription to force young men to fight their wars for them, no orphanages or old people's homes . . .," he continued. Lew Soens, organizer of a Notre Dame University project to apply the benefits of ex pertise in law, health and education to Indian needs, said that, "We used to practice physical extermination of the Indian. Now, through educa tion, we are trying cultural extermination. We are now of fering the Indian white-mans weapons." Shirley Witt, a Mohawk from Albuquerque New Mexico, said of the growing Red Power movement, "I have total faith in young Indian people. K V photo by Daniel Ladely Indian images words of the wind, the sun and the gods came alive in the poetry of Simon Ortiz, a Pueblo Indian, read at the Indian Center Tuesday night. 11 iV. I A immtlilmmmmiw immmmmthmUlmJm V niffe blossom Mmmmul rtm Wednesday, Nov. 19 Nebraska Union 4 p.m. ASUN 4:30 p.m. ' PhiChiTheta AWS Workers Council Union Hospitality Union Contemporary Arts 5:30 p.m. Engineering Toastmasters AWS. Congress 6 p.m. NHRRF-Family Project 6:15 p.m. Red Cross 6:30 p.m. Nebr. Human Resources Research Foundation Kosmet Klub 7 p.m. Alpha Lambda Delta Builders Alpha Kappa Psi AUF-Independent Women IFC 7:30 p.m. German Club Math Counselors 8 p.m. Neb. Human Resources Research Foundation 9 p.m. Kappa Alpha Psi 9:30 p.m. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Request prompts CSL talk on Athletic Dept. Continued from page 1 Brown answered that in practice the Subcommittee was more of a help to student organizations than a regulating body. Brown said traditionally his group is made up of four faculty members and two students who are appointed by the now defunct Student Af fairs Committee as well as students appointed by ASUN. ' Because the Student Affairs Committee is no more, the Student Organizations Sub committee and the Publica tions Board lack student participation. Prof. Jack Botts, chairman of the Subcommittee on Stu dent Publications, said his board is in charge of the Daily Nebraskan and the Cornhusker. He reported that at their October meeting the board considered the follow ing: Complaint by the Athletic Department that the Daily Nebraskan's free distribution of the Cornhusker Special in: terferes with the sale of foot ball programs by the Athletic Department. Chastisement of the Daily Nebraskan's business manager for displaying a beer ad vertisement but, in effect, nullifying that motion by agreeing to a hands-off policy of advertising. Next week's agenda includes discussion of a proposal on self-determination for students (see story on above), an AWS disposition, issue priorities and procedures for hearings. Go Big Reel Bridal gown samples now reduced. . . Croup I Croup II lA off 2 Price & Less vianns Sumiifi Lincoln Since HX)5 1129 "0" STREET MGITITIttD JEWEURS AMtHICAN OEM SOCIETY Orig. $85 to $200. Take your pick of one-of-a-kind samples in chiffons, peau da soies, organzas, velvets, laces, and silk twills, sizes 10 and 12. Come early to the Bridal Salon, Second Floor. C0WoMi! 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