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Successfully Working on the Indian Reservation: Guidance for Non-Indians (based on experiences with the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation) Marilyn Smith, Kyle Prior, Zanetta Hanks, & Naomi Mason. CYFAR Program Showcase
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Successfully Working on the Indian Reservation: Guidance for Non-Indians (based on experiences with the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation)Marilyn Smith, Kyle Prior, Zanetta Hanks, & Naomi Mason
CYFAR Program Showcase
Topics to help non-Indians understand the cultural and historical
perspectives important to consider when working on the reservation.
When Cooperative Extension considered a CYFAR grant partnership with the tribe,
several important steps were taken to honor tribal sovereignty:
MOA available from the authors………
Elected body made up of 7 elected representatives. The chair is responsible for the day-to-day operation of tribal business.
Council meets monthly. Administrative council (7 elected representatives) meet every Monday morning to follow-up on actions and/or planning for the future.
Tribal Law & Jurisdiction
Established by Executive Order in 1877 creating a 289,000 acre reservation. Updated Children’s Code passed in 2003 establishing a juvenile justice system.
Outdated Drug and Alcohol Stereotypes: The Truth Is…
SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2002 & 2003). This study examines three categories of risk factors for substance use (individual/peers, family, and school). These risk factors were compared between American Indian or Alaska Native youth and other racial and ethnic groups. These estimates are based on 46,310 respondents aged 12 to 17, representing a national population of 25 million youth. Nationally, there are an estimated 183,000 American Indian or Alaska Native youths aged 12 to 17. Results of that survey indicate:
The reservation is 415 sq. miles and is located on the
Nevada/Idaho border – 100 miles north of Elko, NV and
100 miles south of Mtn. Home, ID. Tribal Enrollment is 1,818.
Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Project MAGIC Graduates (2000-2005)
MAGIC: Making A Group and Individual Commitment
Court Ordered Juvenile Offenders.
Comparison of results before and after the program.
All numbers shown in percentages.