This volume offers new perspectives from Indigenous leaders in academic affairs, student affairs and central administration to improve colleges and universities in service to Indigenous students and professionals. It discusses and illustrates ways that leadership norms, values, assumptions and behaviors can often find their origins in cultural identities, and how such assumptions can affect the evolvement of colleges and universities in serving Indigenous Peoples. It contributes to leadership development and reflection among novice, experienced, and emerging leaders in higher education and provides key recommendations for transforming higher education.
This book introduces readers to relationships between Indigenous identities and leadership in diverse educational environments and institutions and will benefit policy makers in education, student affairs professionals, scholars, faculty and students.
Table of Contents
Part I: Gathering Wisdom: Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education 1. Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education 2. Collected Insights on Indigenous Leadership Part II: Indigenous Leadership Essays 3. Views on Indigenous Leadership Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee) 4. Designing Tribal Educational Leadership Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota) 5. Indigenous Leadership Cornel Pewewardy (Comanche, Kiowa) 6. American Indian Leadership Ange Bunner (Muscogee Creek) 7. Educational Warrior Ferlin Clark (Diné) 8. Indigenous Dissidence: Cultivating a Leadership Politic of Hózhó Charlotte Davidson (Diné, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) 9. The Leadership Tree: The Emergence of Indigenous Well-Being Factors in Rural Leadership Shawn Secatero (Cañoncito Band of Navajo) 10. Kuleana Acts: Identity in Action Erin Kahunawaika’ala Wright (Kanaka ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi) 11. Identify Yourself Melvin Monette (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians) 12. Being of Service to Our People Heather Shotton (Wichita, Kiowa, Cheyenne) 13. To Be Mestiza: Blending Leadership Traditions Alicia Fedelina Chávez (Mestiza – Apache, Spanish, Unknown) 14. My Climb to the Highest Rung Cassandra Manuelito Kerkvliet (Diné) 15. Diary of a Professional Indian Michael Hanitchak (Choctaw, Chickasaw) 16. Consciously Leading with Ancestors Prayers and Community in the Heart Robin Starr "Zape-tah-hol-ah" Minthorn (Kiowa, Apache, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Assiniboine) 17. Leadership Found Carolyn Kenny (Haida, Choctaw) 18. Path of a Modern Warrior: Leadership Perspectives through Cultural Teachings Corey Still (Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band) 19. For the Native American Student: Take Opportunities and Don’t be Afraid to Take Leadership Head On…Tips for Success in Higher Education Jessica Harjo (Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Pawnee, Sac, Fox) 20. Ma Ke Ala Pono: A Journey through My Leadership Kamakana Aquino (Native Hawaiian) 21. Aspiring for Something Greater than Myself Natalie Becenti (Pueblo of Acoma) 22. The Seven Teachings: A Full Circle of Support Tyler Parisien (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa) 23. Living My Dream, Off the Rez Shoni Schimmel (Umatilla) Part III: Recommendations for Higher Education 24. Toward an Indigenous Transformation of Higher Education
Robin Minthorn is Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico, USA. Dr. Minthorn has published articles in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal (AICRJ), Journal of Leadership Education (JOLE) and Journal of College and Student University Housing (JCSUH) along with book chapters published in "Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education" (2013) and "Culture and Tradition in the New Millennium: Tribal Colleges and Universities (2009).
Alicia F. Chávez is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico, USA. Her scholarship centers on culture in collegiate leadership and teaching. Books include: Identity and Leadership and Web Based Teaching and Learning across Culture and Age and forthcoming Deep Learning: Integrating Cultural Strengths in College Teaching.