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ERIC Number: EJ1104935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Claiming Space: An Autoethnographic Study of Indigenous Graduate Students Engaged in Language Reclamation
Chew, Kari A. B.; Greendeer, Nitana Hicks; Keliiaa, Caitlin
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v17 n2 p73-91 2015
This article explores the critical role of an emerging generation of Indigenous scholars and activists in ensuring the continuity of their endangered heritage languages. Using collaborative autoethnography as a research method, the authors present personal accounts of their pursuit of language reclamation through graduate degree programs. These accounts speak to the importance of access to Indigenous languages and the necessity of space at universities to engage in language reclamation. The authors view higher education as a tool--though one that must be improved--to support Indigenous language reclamation efforts.
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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: Arizona; California (Berkeley); Massachusetts (Boston)
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