ERIC Number: EJ639828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Call for Native Genius and Indigenous Intellectualism.
Fixico, Donald L.
Indigenous Nations Studies Journal, v1 n1 p43-59 Spr 2000
Cultural differences in perceptions of individuality, collectivism, reality, place, time, space, mass, relationships of order, causality, and the metaphysical may explain why mainstream society has not recognized American Indians as geniuses or intellectuals. Some past and present Native geniuses are profiled. Perhaps Indian people should give recognition to their own Native geniuses and indigenous intellectuals. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Gifted, Indigenous Knowledge, Individualism, Spirituality, Time, World Views
Indigenous Nations Studies, 215 Fraser Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (annual subscription: ind. $24.00, inst. $34.00; back issues: $15.00 each).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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