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ERIC Number: EJ841979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
Descriptions of a Tree outside the Forest: An Indigenous Woman's Experiences in the Academy
Lacourt, Jeanne A.
American Indian Quarterly, v27 n1-2 p296-307 Win-Spr 2003
This article is a piece of the author's story. It offers examples of both difficult and inspiring moments that she has encountered as an Indigenous woman graduate student and as an assistant professor in a predominantly white institution. The first part of this article depicts overt acts of discrimination that occurred when she was a graduate student at a Big Ten university. She also shares with readers how community members' lives served as role models in finding answers to difficult and trying times. The second half of the article describes events that have taken place at her current institution, where she is an assistant professor. These events illustrate a campus climate that openly discourages activism and supports the privileged voice within the colonialist system. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin