This course provides the opportunity to examine various aspects of the Native Family. A primary emphasis is placed on the family in the Native Community today. The influences of both traditional and contemporary issues on family function are explored. Special attention is given to traditional clan and kinship responsibilities, the family as a system, parent/child relationships, changing parental roles and sources of stress on today's Native Families. The traditional Native family as a unit has been dismantled as a result of acculturation, therefore it is necessary to study the restructuring process in terms of role clarification, parenting skills, value systems.