Author provides academicians with an effective guide for an American Indian Studies Program in colleges and universities
TUCSON, ARIZONA — True to its mission statement, the ”American Indian Studies Program Guide,” authored by Dr. Byron Lee Blackwell, presents a conceptual framework for students to gain knowledge of a spiritual, ecological and holistic way of life that has existed for thousands of years in Native North America.
Through this book, Dr. Blackwell provides an outline for college educators and administrators to develop degree programs focusing on American Indian Studies, with an eye toward creating leaders for Indian communities.
In this increasingly homogeneous society, the American Indian Studies Program Guide may just be what the schools need to promote history, culture, diversity, and unity. Through this guide, the author offers six courses that make up an interdisciplinary curriculum: The North American Indian, American Indian History, American Indian Law and Federal Policy, American Indian Religion and Philosophy, American Indian
Literature, and the History of American Indian Education.
The American Indian Studies Program Guide covers a wide topic range that include the tribal life ways of Native peoples from pre-contact times through the contemporary area, allowing students to experience tribal histories, ancient religions, various art forms, musical styles and media.
Byron Lee Blackwell graduated from New College School of Law and earned a Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, as well as a Doctorate degree in American Indian Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. He wrote three textbooks for his doctorate in higher education. An American Indian, he recently lived in Tucson, Arizona.