This collection delivers an altogether unique perspective of research on American Indian/Alaska Native education policy and practice by creating a cultural lens, framed as tribal core values, to allow readers to rethink research on and about tribal populations. The policies that affect American Indian education often create a disconnect between an general educational hegemonic mandate of "one size fits all" and the deeply held cultural beliefs of American Indian/Alaska Native peoples. This book provides current thinking about both policies and processes that support native ways of knowing and how tribal incorporation of values support the resiliency that characterizes the United States’ first peoples. It considers a range of issues, including the relationship between Native American fathers and daughter, how Habermasian theory applies to Native American education policy and the experiences of Indian college students in predominately white institutions.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
1. Introduction Linda Sue Warner Relationships 2. American Indian tribal values: a critical consideration in the education of American Indians/Alaska Natives today John W. Tippeconnic III and Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox 3. Welcome to a new world: experiences of American Indian tribal college and university transfer students at predominantly white institutions Matthew Van Alstine Makomenaw Responsibility 4. Trampling the sacred: multicultural education as pedagogical racism Lavonna Lea Lovern 5. Toward emancipatory education: an application of Habermasian theory to Native American educational policy Fred Edward Knowles 6. Reclaiming self-determination from the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 Michael D. Wilson Redistribution 7. She has great spirit: insight into relationships between American Indian dads and daughters Martin James Reinhardt, Jan Perry Evenstad and Susan Faircloth 8. Elder teachers gather at Manitou Api, Manitoba: igniting the fire, gathering wisdom from all nations Rosemary Christensen and Lisa M. Poupart Reciprocity 9. Transformational partnerships: translating research into practice through culturally competent evaluation practices in American Indian communities Hollie J. Mackey 10. The case of the noble savage: the myth that governance can replace leadership Linda Sue Warner and Keith Grint