Forging a New Path: Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian
(VHS Video cassette tape, 27 minutes running time).  This documentary tells the stories of five Native American Boys & Girls Clubs that are leading the way to better futures for Indian youth. Narrated by Rodney Grant, well known Native American actor and star of Dances With Wolves, this video takes a close-up look at the trials of youth development in Indian Country and the ultimate successes found through establishing Boys &, Girls Clubs. Issued by Red Eagle Productions & US Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Native American Programs, & Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Language: English. This guide provides the Boys & Girls Clubs’ prevention model used in Indian Country to promote education, healthy lifestyles, cultural enrichment, and leadership development. The documentary describes the success of six Native American Boys and Girls Clubs. Abstract: There are nearly 120 Clubs now serving youth in Indian Country. A network of Clubs has been set up, with Native American leaders sharing ideas and experiences, providing training for teams of youth and adults, calling up the Internet for information on what other tribes are doing, and gathering for intertribal tournaments and events. The young people in Indian Country are growing in personal skills and increasing their knowledge and pride about their cultural heritage and traditions. Clubs also provide positive outlets and programs to prevent high-risk behavior. On one reservation juvenile alcohol arrests have declined considerably since the Boys & Girls Club opened. Native American children can be placed at risk because of a rapidly changing society and a decreasing sense of community. The prime promoters of the Clubs in Indian Country have been members of Tribal Councils, staff of tribally designated housing entities, and leaders in their tribes and communities. Clubs usually start with one or two individuals who initiate the idea and then interest others in the program. The key task areas for starting and operating a Club are establishing Club structures, setting up the Club, and operating the Club. Establishing Club structures includes developing a relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of America, gaining charter membership, and setting up governing structures. Setting up the Club includes planning and maintaining a facility, collaboration with the community, staff resources, and Club management. Operating the Club includes membership recruitment and retention, selecting and creating programs, maintaining safety and security, and carrying out marketing and public relations efforts. Keywords: American Indians; Children at risk; Tribal community relations; Tribal history; Minorities; Indian affairs; Underage Drinking; Adolescents at risk. [shelf locator: AHBWP Misc Bookcase.  Used, very good.  $25 plus $3.50 postage by first class mail (or $5.80 extra for priority mail small flat-rate box) (international orders extra) for this video. To order this item email
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