The Porcupine Health Board defied the skeptics when it transformed a $1,500 grant into a $400,000 solar-heated health clinic with a staff of nine. A certified rural health care clinic, it is one of only a handful of community-run clinics operating on Indian reservations anywhere in the country.
Rebecca Adamson reviews the history of philanthropy for Indians. Good intentions, if not positive results, were the order of the day.
Salish Kootenai College brings nationally recognized musicians and dancers to the reservation for a week of community lectures, master classes and performances for elementary and secondary school students.
The disparity between authorized and actual funding of trust responsibilities by the federal government threatens the existence and accreditation of tribal colleges.
The federal government’s responsibility to American Indian reservations is clear. But what role should philanthropy play? Do foundations have the same commitment to Native American communities?
Stone Child College student LaRue FourSouls put aside her fear and shame to pursue the education she put on hold.
Frank Porter III, General Editor
Chelsea House Publishers
Review by Gregory Gagnon
American Indian people and teachers have long lamented the absence of respectfully written histories of Indian peoples that are also dependably researched.
By Jennifer Gray Reddish with M. Patricia Fesci of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Since most tribal college students and faculty have little time to travel around the world,