Education and Culture Summary
Moderated by Patrick Simms
Summary prepared by studen scribes and Jessie Conaway
Getting students to the university and supporting them once they get there.
filling the American Indian recruiter in the admissions office.
Establishing a transfer program from tribal colleges to the University.
Mentorships, stronger relationships between the two.
Stressing the importance of cultural literacy.
"elder in residence" for youth programs to explain why they are doing what they are doing.
Getting the higher administration of the university to local community meetings to hear the issues from those experiencing them.
Incarceration and justice:
- There are many issues dealing with the incarceration of Natives, specifically young native men.
- Issues include the restriction of practicing their traditional ways while in prison because is not a "main church".
- This could and does lead to loss of culture.