The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 19, 1969, Page PAGE 4, Image 4

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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
"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
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
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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
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!
IBS Himptwi AvtmM, St. Imi, MsMMri Ml
Pleat send without ee or obligation
copy o th bookltt: THl CHRISTIAN
We're the people who broadcast
The Lutheran hour each Sunday.
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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
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
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
Shirley Witt, a Mohawk from
Albuquerque New Mexico, said
of the growing Red Power
movement, "I have total faith
in young Indian people.
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.
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Wednesday, Nov. 19
Nebraska Union
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. '
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
Alpha Kappa Psi
AUF-Independent Women
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
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
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
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
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.
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Preston Love got
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In 1966, then
trained at IBM,
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Preston Love's idea for the Iowa State
Department of Public Instruction is a
good example of how IBM marketing
representatives work. He calls on key
Iowa commissioners dally and is often
asked how data processing can solve a
problem. Ho studies the problem in
depth and comes up with a solution.
Showing what isn't there
"One day they asked me how to
show grade and high school kids what
computers can do," says Preston.
"Without spending the money lor
installing a computer."
Ills solution: use- remote terminals
hooked up by telephone cable to a time
sharing computer in Chicago. (Time
sharing means that many terminals
can use the computer at once.)
Letting kids run the world
"To make the children's work
lively," says Preston, "I suggested they
play simulation games with the
"To play one, for instance, the
children break up into groups. Each
group governs a 'country.' And the
computer gives them problems to
solve, like depressions, wars, bumper
"It's a fascinating way to learn
about computers," says Preston. "And
typical of the kind of problems I solve
in my job."
Visit your placement office
Preston's Is just one example of the
kinds of opportunity in marketing at
IBM. For more Information, visit your
placement office.
An Equal Opportunity Employee
Tm helping kids learn to use computers."
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