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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 5. 1985 - Page 3
Boeing withdraws

Project promotes
Indian culture

By NANCY GOTTESMAN'
In a popular television commercial
no longer broadcast on America In-
dian wore a feathered headdress and a
buckskin suit and sat on his horse as he
gazed across a valley strewn with litter.
Tears streamed down the Indian's
Weather-beaten cheeks.
That commercial couldn't be further
from an accurate portrayal of today's
Native American, yet American film-
makers and the media continue to
project it to the public, says Steven Ben-.
jamin, a doctoral student at Indiana
University.
BENJAMIN hopes Americans will
see the real lifestyle of Native
Americans through the American In-
dian Project which he coordinates for
Indiana University. The program
places undergraduate and graduate
students as well as in-service educators
in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.
Most are placed on Navajo camps.
Many Anglo-Americans, Benjamin
says, "grow up without having contact
with other cultures. We have a stilted
view of American life.
Though they still cling to traditional
ialues, Indians are more like the
typical American than most people
think, he adds.
"THEY (INDIANS) don't "ugh" or
say 'how,' " he says. "They speak
English and drive cars and trucks. The
women wear dresses and the men wear
three-piece suits.
"Some of the children are fans of'
Michael Jackson just like every other
part of the United States. We want to
make sure that the American Indian is
not stereotyped."
Students in the program stay with In-
dians in a dormitory on the reservation
while they work as teachers or teaching
assistants in the prep schools. The
students are not required to have any
particular academic background or
prior teaching experience, though most
participants do. And they aren't told
what their assignment will be until they
arrive on the reservation.
"This is not just another student
teaching project," Benjamin says.
"This is a cultural immersion program
first. Students and volunteers are ex-

pected to get involved in the community
life."
THE STUDENTS frequently are asked to,
spend their weekends in Indian homes
or partake in holidays and family ac-
tivities.
In the program's 12 year history,
about 550 people have volunteered their
time on the reservations. The project
has placed students on Hopi and
Apache reservations.
Faridan Pawan, assistant coor-
dinator of the program and a doctoral
student at Indiana University from
Malaysia, taught Native American
literature on a Navajo reservation last
spring.
Most of Pawan's students were aged
between 17 and 22. She also directed an
after-school drama club. She says the
experience provided a fascinating
glimpse at the life of Native Americans.
"I LEARNED quite a bit," she says..
"Going to school in Indiana, I was used
to the Midwestern standard of living,
but I discovered that the U.S. is a land
of extremes."
Though the Navajos are aware of the
typical American lifestyle, they do not
belong to mainstream America, she
says. "They are torn between two
cultures."
"People interested in going need to be
aware of the Navajo cutlure," she says.
"This is not like going to France."
As preparation for the program,
students are required to attend a four-
day orientation session at Indiana
University in Bloomington and read a
comprehensive list of articles and
books about reservations. Students who
don't attend orientation must submit a
paper after completing the required
readings.
Undergraduate students are eligible
for up to nine credit hours at Indiana
University, depending on what they
teach. Graduate students are eligible
for three to nine credit hours.
Students interested in the summer
program should write Benjamin as
soon as possible at Indiana University,
Rm. 321 Education Bldg, Bloominton,
Indk., 47405, or call him at (812) 335-
8579.

repayment
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Boeing Co.
billed the American taxpayer for at
least $126,847 in 1982 political con-
tributions, adding the cost to the price
of weapons systems it built for the Pen-
tagon. But the aerospace giant abruptly
withdrew the request for reimbur-
sement within hours after the billing
was reported.
Pentagon auditors had called the
charges "questionable" and
"unallowable," and the Defense Depar-
tment had thus far refused to reimbur-
se the contractor.
WITHIN HOURS after The
Associated Press reported the billing
yesterday, Boeing's chief spokesman
called the news agency to say the com-
pany had notified the Defense Contract
Audit Agency that the request for reim-
bursement would be withdrawn.
The spokesman, Harold Carr, said

request
there had been "no intention of
charging this to the government" and
that the contributions "inadvertently
had been placed in the wrong account."
The charges are among $14.9 million
in bills submitted by selected defense
contractors that have been challenged
by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Amongthemare $4.6 million for General
Dynamics, $4.5 million for Rockwell In-
ternational, and $1.5 million for United
Technologies Corp.
While not challenging the legality of
the contributions, Rep. Fortney Stark
(D-Calif.) said "Charging the tax-
payer - for political contributions is
criminal and it ought to be treated that
way."
"The contractors either take us for
fools or they're incapable of understan-
ding what constitutes a legitimate bill,"
Stark said.

Second down Associated Press
The air-filled dome of the Pontiac Silverdome collapsed late yesterday mor-
ning after snow and rain caused several of the fabric panels to tear.
Activists serve prOis on
term over sprig
(Continued from Page 1)
ARNOFF, KOCK, and other "Going to jail was our way to show
PSN members were staging a sit-in our disagreement with the way the
at electrical engineering Prof. George judge handled the case," Kock said.
Haddad's laboratory where they were The defendants had hoped to
arrested for trespassing. The group establish a defense by arguing that they
was demonstrating against Haddad's trespassed to draw attention to the
high-speed diode research which they crime of military research. In a ruling
said had applications for the Phoenix prior to the January trial presiding
missile system. Judge S. J. Elden decided that evidence
Three of the eleven protesters, to substantiate such a defense would be
Aronoff, Kock, and Amy Ann inadmissable at the trial.
Angelastro were tried and found guilty
in January.W
The other protesters are scheduled to WELCOME
be tried on Thursday, March 7 in 15th Ladies & Children
District Court with Judge George We specialize in the
Alexander. latest styles for 1985
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,,HAPPENINGS,
Highlight.
The Ark presents New Talent Night, with tonight's performer guitar
player Andy Cohen. The show will begin at 8 p.m. at 637% South Main Street.
Performances
Union Cultural Arts Program - concert of the month, David Stambler,
saxophone & clarinet, 8 p.m., Pendleton room, Union.
University Musical Society - Verdi's Rigoletto, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Speakers
Chinese Studies - Lin Shuen-Fu, "Some Recent Literary Scholarship in
China", Lane Hall Commons Room.
Ecumenical Campus Center - Jefferey Paige, "Myth and Reality in U.S.-
Central America Policy", noon, International Center.
School of Natural Resources - Grant Jones, "Design Genesis: An
Evolutionary View", 7:30 p.m., Founder's Room, Alumni Center.
Russian & East European Studies - Victor Zitta, "The Belgrade and
Budapest Schools of Social Philosophy," 4 p.m., Lane Hall Commons Room.
Meetings
University Alanon - noon, Rm. 3200, Union.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 7 p.m., Rm. 1433 Mason Hall.
Lesbian & Gay Political Caucus - 7:30 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe
Street.
Turner Geriatric Clinic & UM Hospitals - newcomer's group, 1 p.m., 1010
Wall Street.
Michigan Student Assembly - 7:30 p.m., Assembly Chambers, Rm. 3909
Michigan Union.
AIESEC - International Business Management Club - 5:15 p.m., Rm. 131
Business Administration Building.
Center For Eating Disorders - 7:30 p.m., Human Growth Center, 2002
Hogback, Suite 13.
UAC - Executive Meeting - 5:30 p.m., M.S.A., Union.
Miscellaneous
His House Christian Fellowship - Bible study, 7:30 p.m., 925 East Ann
Street.
Program in American Institutions - workshop, 3 p.m., Pond Room, A & B,
Union.
University Artists & Craftsmen Guild - Grant Application workshop for
Creative Artist Program, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Rooms A & B, Union.
Biological Sciences - Seminar, D.F. Ghanotakis, "Structural and
Catalytic Properties of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex", noon Rm. 1139 Nat
Sci.
Computing Center-Chalk talk, "Basic Use of Tell-A-Graf" 12:10 p.m., Rm.
1011, NUBS.
Baha'i club - seminar, "Prejudice and its Cures," 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1209
Union.
Chemistry - R.T. Smalley, "Cluster Beam and The Emerging Molecular
Surface Science," 4 p.m., Rm.1300, Natural Science Building.
Co-ed cheerleading squad - Tryout clinic, 6:30 p.m., coliseum.
English Language & Literature - Fiction Reading, Mary & James
Robison, Rackham East Conference Room.
Microcomputer Education Center - workshop, "Introduction to Spread-
sheeting-Multiplan on the Macintosh," 10 a.m., Room 3113 School of
Educaiton Building.
Opohthyr, Psychology, Physiology, Bio-Engineering-Seminar, Elizabeth
Pulos, "Spatial Vision in Amblyopic Cays," 12:15 p.m., room 2055, Mental

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race.
"It was more important to me to give
up vacation, to maybe give up my job,
than to put money into the court,"
Aronoff said.
Computer
bid fails
(Continued from Page 1)
The announcement of supercomputer
sites is not a total loss for the Univer-
sity, however. The University also has
an arrangement to use the San Diego
supercomputer as part of a 16 univer-
sity consortium.
Martin said that details of the consor-
tium have not been worked out but he
worried that time for University people
might be limited by the large number of
users.
Bottum said this is the first time the
expensive supercomputers will be
available for universities.
"Before this only major government
labs such as the Department of Energy
used them, even industry is just getting
into it," he said.
PUT US TO THE
TEST!

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