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ERIC Number: EJ1086083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Niila Myaamia (I Am Miami): Identity and Retention of Miami Tribe College Students
Mosley-Howard, G. Susan; Baldwin, Daryl; Ironstrack, George; Rousmaniere, Kate; Burke, Bobbe
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v17 n4 p437-461 Feb 2016
Some Native American college students, like many college students, engage in a complex process of identity formation that involves discovering their culture. This ongoing identity formation process impacts various aspects of their lives including academic achievement and sense of belonging. This study examined the process of one cohort of Native American college students, Myaamia Tribe (Miami Nation), as they matriculated through a predominantly White institution that shares their tribal name. Results suggest that identity is influenced through a series of courses designed to provide deeper learning about tribal culture and language. The relational bonds to other tribal students and the cultural knowledge that emerged from the series of culture courses not only influenced identity development but also contributed to academic retention and success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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