ERIC Number: EJ726779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 38
Beloved Women: Nurturing the Sacred Fire of Leadership from an American Indian Perspective
Portman, Tarrell Awe Agahe; Garrett, Michael Tlanusta
Journal of Counseling & Development, v83 n3 p284 Sum 2005
American Indian women have been consistently involved in leadership throughout indigenous history. Their leadership provides a strong, nurturing influence passed down from generation to generation. In the U.S. society, this type of leadership style is recognized among contemporary authors of leadership manuals as relational and is attributed to the leadership style of women (Raelin, 2003). This article provides an alternative view of leadership among women. The specific purposes of the article are to build a bridge between the American Indian perspectives of nurturing leadership and relational-cultural theory and to contribute important leadership knowledge to the counseling profession to encourage leadership among women (as students, clients, and professionals) in counseling situations.
Descriptors: American Indians, Females, Leadership, Leadership Styles, American Indian History, Mentors, Cooperation, Altruism, Counseling
American Counseling Association. P.O. Box 2513, Birmingham, AL 35201-2513. Tel: 800-633-4931; Web site: http://www.counseling.org/Publications/Journals.aspx.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States