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Culture and Identity

Published: May 18, 2009, Author: JayTaber

Strong Society

As Patsy Whitefoot, president of the National Indian Education Association, observes, there are some things you can’t learn in school. For the Yakama elder, culture and identity are also important building blocks of a strong society. As the Toppenish leader has demonstrated, teaching those who control education resources is as important as teaching children.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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