ERIC Number: EJ1078150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
The Act of Claiming Higher Education as Indigenous Space: American Indian/Alaska Native Examples
Windchief, Sweeney; Joseph, Darold H.
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v9 n4 p267-283 2015
This paper examines the concept of claiming postsecondary education as Indigenous space using curriculum, American Indian student services, and digital media. The intention of this manuscript is to address the disparities that are the result of assimilative educational practices in higher education for American Indians and Alaska Natives by employing theoretical strategies grounded in indigenous epistemologies and implementing practices used in creating Indigenous community within the context of higher education to improve student matriculation. American Indian/Alaska Native students can achieve success while maintaining cultural integrity by claiming educational space as their own, participating in American Indian Student Services programs, and sharing their survival tactics online, consequently taking ownership of their own educational experiences.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, College Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Personnel Services, Coping, Student Adjustment, American Indian Culture, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Tribally Controlled Education, Colleges, Observation, Student Experience, State Policy, Activism, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana