Unity in diversity : a multicultural education program designed to promote tolerance and an appreciation of human differences

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Bopp, Judie (Judith) L
Four Worlds Development Project
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1989
The Four Worlds Development Project is the result of many people's efforts and wisdom. Some were directly involved, while others inspired us through their work in the fields of education, human and community development, health promotion and substance abuse. Direction for this project was first set at a historic council held in Lethbridge, Alberta in December, 1982. Participants at the council were Native elders, cultural leaders and professionals from various communities across North America who gathered to address the root causes of Native alcohol and drug abuse. It was this gathering that gave birth to the Four Worlds Development Project. In February of 1987, many of the elders and cultural leaders who participated in the original council, reinforced by others (over one hundred in all), representing some 40 tribes from across North America, gathered at St. Paul's Treatment Centre on the Blood Reserve near Cardston, Alberta. They were invited to review the philosophy, guiding principles, activities, and strategies for human and community development articulated and implemented by the Four Worlds Development Project during its first four years, and to give direction and guidance for the years to come. The elders and their collaborators were overwhelming in the strength of their support, approval and encouragement for all aspects of the Four Worlds Development Project. We are therefore confident in saying that the philosophy and principles the Project is based upon, as well as the processes, strategies, activities and vision of the future outlined in these documents, have received the full and unreserved support of the many respected Native elders and cultural leaders from across North America who attended this historic council. The contribution of these dedicated leaders was framed by their own commitment to Native people and their own, often hard won, experience. To each of them we offer our deepest respect and appreciation. It is with their continued encouragement, guidance and prayers that we proceed "toward the year 2000" with the complete faith that Mother Earth and all her people will be healed.
[15], 330 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Indigenous peoples -- North America , Multiculturalism , Cultural pluralism , Hutterite Brethren