ERIC Number: EJ639830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Why Indigenous Nations Studies?
Porter, Robert; Yellow Bird, Michael
Indigenous Nations Studies Journal, v1 n1 p71-82 Spr 2000
The development of a new Indigenous Nations Studies program at the University of Kansas is described. Success depended on a critical mass of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty and students that had a sense of political and social justice and understood the need for institutional change. The biggest challenge was countering the entrenched academic, detached-scholar paradigm. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, College Programs, Criticism, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Personal Narratives, Politics of Education, Program Development, Resistance to Change, Self Determination, Tribal Sovereignty
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; Reports - Descriptive
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