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American Indian Community Data Profile, 2002

Namadji Youth and Elders Project Report, 2001

Forum Reports
1997 Fall: Tribal Sovereignty and American Indian Leadership

1996 Fall: Tribal Governments: What will they look like in the year 2010?

1996 Spring: The Threatened State of Tribal Sovereignty

1995 Fall: American Indian Elders

1995 Spring: Tribal Sovereignty

1995 Fall Forum: American Indian Elders - A Neglected National Treasure

  1. Executive Summary
    by President John Poupart
  2. Lack of services for elders highlighted
    Keynote speaker David Baldridge, executive director of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, explains political situation leading to neglect.
  3. Intergenerational relationships crucial to Indian communities
    Speaker Albert Whitehat teaches Lakota Studies at Sinte Gleska Tribal College on the Rosebud Reservation
  4. Listening to the elders
    Small discussion groups provided elders an opportunity to talk from their hearts while everyone else listened
  5. Traditional values and roles of elders need to be incorporated into program designs
    Forum most valuable to social policy and service delivery agencies as a tool to bridge the gaps in culturally-sensitive services for Indians

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