“Always I was in the fields with my grandmother and grandfather. I would walk with my grandfather for days to trade seeds and food for other seeds and food and clothes. My grandfather taught me that when you have seeds, you have life,” says Emigdio Ballon, a Quechua Indian from Bolivia, and the Director of Agronomy for Seeds of Change.
A bleak report issued by the Intertribal Agricultural Council to Congress in 1992 concludes that the Indian use of Indian lands is actually dropping, the number of idle acres increasing, and hundreds of thousands of acres of Indian lands face danger of foreclosure.
Author Peter Iverson writes about the history of Native American cattle ranching across the West. “Cattle ranching began to emerge as a strategy to confront the dilemmas of the present and to stake out the possibilities of the future.”
A transcript of testimony presented by Salish-Kootenai College President Joseph McDonald to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in November 1993 contributing to the successful passage of the tribal college land grant legislation.
Although the buffalo no longer roam freely and gardening is much more difficult since the Garrison Dam project flooded prime farming land, the Three Affiliated Tribes recently found new hope for self-sufficiency thanks to the tribal college and a cattle relending program.
An examination of the successful cooperation in Minnesota between tribes and the state legislature to deliver educational services to American Indian students at all levels.
Salish Kootenai College reference librarian Eugene Mark Felsman offers research advice and resources to assist Native Americans in their family research.
Congress’s 1994 decision to designate tribal colleges as land grant institutions has opened a door between them and state land grant universities and colleges. Navajo Community College in the Southwest and the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges are leading efforts to explore the potential for partnerships.
Fall. Harvest time. Images of a combine threshing the last row of wheat, silhouetted against the golden harvest moon. Where are the American Indians in this picture?
Native America Calling
An alternative to hate radio has emerged in Indian Country, giving a forum for thoughtful consideration of Native peoples’ most important issues.
by Christopher Schaufele, Nancy Zumoff, and Tina H. Straley
Published by HarperCollins College Publishers, 1995
Review by Ravi Srivastava
Over the years we in the mathematics and science education community have come to realize that our students’