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.
Part I: Gathering Wisdom: Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education 1. Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education2. Collected Insights on Indigenous Leadership Part II: Indigenous Leadership Essays 3. Views on Indigenous LeadershipBryan Brayboy (Lumbee)4. Designing Tribal Educational LeadershipCheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota)5. Indigenous LeadershipCornel Pewewardy (Comanche, Kiowa)6. American Indian LeadershipAnge Bunner (Muscogee Creek)7. Educational WarriorFerlin Clark (Diné)8. Indigenous Dissidence: Cultivating a Leadership Politic of HózhóCharlotte Davidson (Diné, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara)9. The Leadership Tree: The Emergence of Indigenous Well-Being Factors in Rural LeadershipShawn Secatero (Cañoncito Band of Navajo)10. Kuleana Acts: Identity in ActionErin Kahunawaika’ala Wright (Kanaka ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi)11. Identify YourselfMelvin Monette (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)12. Being of Service to Our PeopleHeather Shotton (Wichita, Kiowa, Cheyenne)13. To Be Mestiza: Blending Leadership TraditionsAlicia Fedelina Chávez (Mestiza – Apache, Spanish, Unknown)14. My Climb to the Highest RungCassandra Manuelito Kerkvliet (Diné)15. Diary of a Professional IndianMichael Hanitchak (Choctaw, Chickasaw)16. Consciously Leading with Ancestors Prayers and Community in the HeartRobin Starr "Zape-tah-hol-ah" Minthorn(Kiowa, Apache, Nez Perce, Umatilla, Assiniboine)17. Leadership FoundCarolyn Kenny (Haida, Choctaw)18. Path of a Modern Warrior: Leadership Perspectives through Cultural TeachingsCorey 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 EducationJessica Harjo (Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Pawnee, Sac, Fox)20. Ma Ke Ala Pono: A Journey through My LeadershipKamakana Aquino (Native Hawaiian)21. Aspiring for Something Greater than MyselfNatalie Becenti (Pueblo of Acoma)22. The Seven Teachings: A Full Circle of SupportTyler Parisien (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)23. Living My Dream, Off the RezShoni Schimmel (Umatilla) Part III: Recommendations for Higher Education 24. Toward an Indigenous Transformation of Higher Education