The Traditional-Assimilated Continuum
Cultural Preservation Story 340

The Traditional-Assimilated Continuum

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John Ahni Schertow
February 25, 2012
 

Joyce Silverthorne, a citizen of the Salish Nation, discusses the fundamental conflict of living in two worlds and the struggle to revitalize traditional culture and language.

Joyce Silverthorne is the former Director of the Tribal Education Department for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is now a policy advisor at the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI).

In 2007 she was interviewed by the University of Montana’s Regional Learning Project to discuss the OPI’s “Indian Education for All” program and the challenges of putting it into action. This particular segment, admittedly, focuses on the bigger picture.

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