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Kelley, Allyson; McCoy, Thomas; Fisher, Aryn; Witzel, Morgan; Fatupaito, Bethany; Restad, Desiree – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2020
The goal of this paper is to discuss practical recommendations for collecting data with hard to reach populations and data comparability. We also discuss the importance of piloting and community involvement in the process using an example from the Tribal Prevention Initiative (TiPI), a culturally-based substance abuse prevention program for…
Descriptors: Surveys, Data Collection, Pilot Projects, Community Involvement
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Hunt, Brittany D.; Locklear, Leslie; Bullard, Concetta; Pacheco, Christina – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
American governmental policy toward Native American people and nations has long taken an exterminatory approach. The relocation era sought to remove American Indian people from reservations and tribal communities into cities to assimilate them into dominant society. The cities were marketed as beacons of economic and academic opportunity, but…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Student Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban American Indians
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Brown, Ryan A.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; Klein, David J.; Agniel, Denis; Johnson, Carrie L.; D'Amico, Elizabeth J. – Youth & Society, 2021
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth exhibit multiple health disparities, including high rates of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, violence and delinquency, and mental health problems. Approximately 70% of AI/AN youth reside in urban areas, where negative outcomes on behavioral health and well-being are often high. Identity development…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Youth, At Risk Persons
Vertigan Swerdfiger, Jacqueline Ella – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This investigation uses narrative to explore the educational experiences and expectations of 10 urban, Midwestern United States American Indians. Results include insights into community-based evaluation, suggest an emerging field of Indigenous Educational Evaluation, and offers a model and suggestions that may help guide future evaluations of…
Descriptors: Urban American Indians, Phenomenology, Student Experience, Culturally Relevant Education
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Washinawatok, Karen; Rasmussen, Connie; Bang, Megan; Medin, Douglas; Woodring, Jennifer; Waxman, Sandra; Marin, Ananda; Gurneau, Jasmine; Faber, Lori – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2017
This study examined the play of 4-year-old children with a forest diorama that included toy representations of plants and animals. To examine the potential role of culture and expertise in diorama play, children from 3 samples participated: rural Native American, urban Native American, and urban non-Native American. Children's playtime was divided…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Ecology, Models
Scoggins, Scott; Steinman, Erich – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
The presence of urban Indian communities and American Indian tribal nations in and near metropolitan areas creates tremendous potential for expanding campus-community collaborations regarding teaching, research, and service. However, many challenges must be addressed, including acknowledging the colonial context of relations between indigenous and…
Descriptors: Urban American Indians, Tribes, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship
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Lees, Anna; Kennedy, Adam S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
The relevance and effectiveness of traditional, course- and clinical-experience-based models of teacher preparation have been called into question, and institutions of teacher education must respond to the changing landscape of educational policy, which increasingly emphasizes that candidates must be prepared for challenges faced in complex,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Deutsch, Rachel; Woolner, Leah; Byington, Carol-Lynne – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
Storytelling is a way of dealing with trauma. For many of those who have experienced trauma, sharing one's own experiences, in the form of a personal narrative, can help to develop new meaning on past events. "Now I See It" was a storytelling project that resulted in a collection of photographs taken by members of the urban Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Females, Trauma, Coping
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Roberts, Erica B.; Jette, Shannon L. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: Participatory research has proven an effective method for improving health equity among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) by addressing power imbalances between communities and researchers, incorporating community knowledge and theory, ensuring mutual benefit and improving community capacity and programme sustainability. However,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Public Health
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Recollet, Karyn – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This article contributes to understanding multi-plexed Indigenous resistance through examining spatial tags. As symbolic, moving critiques, spatial tagging intervenes normative structures of settler colonialism and provides the space through which radical decolonial love can emerge. This discussion of the production of spatial glyphs has…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Resistance (Psychology), Space Utilization, Activism
Madden, Brooke; Higgins, Marc; Korteweg, Lisa – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
Current Canadian scholarly literature, education policy, and curricular documents encourage the participation of Indigenous community members as a key component of Indigenous Education reform. Guided by sharing circles conducted with Indigenous Elders, families, teachers, and support workers, we present community voices and experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Canada Natives, American Indian Education
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Lees, Anna – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This qualitative case study explored a community-university partnership for teacher preparation with an urban Indigenous community organization. The study examined the roles of Indigenous community partners as co-teacher educators working to better prepare teachers for the needs of urban Indigenous children and communities. The author collected…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, School Community Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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Stanley, Linda R.; Miller, Kimberly A.; Beauvais, Fred; Walker, Patricia Silk; Walker, R. Dale – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2014
This study examines predictors of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) among an urban American Indian cohort who were followed from approximately age 11 to age 20. Approximately 27% of the sample had a lifetime diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence. The results indicated that externalizing, but not internalizing, behaviors, family conflict, and school…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Urban American Indians, Clinical Diagnosis, Alcoholism
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McMahon, Tracey R.; Hanson, Jessica D.; Griese, Emily R.; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Despite declines over the past few decades, the United States has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy compared to other industrialized nations. American Indian youth have experienced higher rates of teen pregnancy compared to the overall population for decades. Although it's known that community and cultural adaptation enhance program…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Prevention, Pregnancy, Urban American Indians
Hudson Smith, Georgianne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
More than half of the Native American population has migrated to cities during the last 30 years resulting in a higher percentage of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth growing up in urban areas than those of their parents' generation. The survival of the American Indian is no less a miracle when combining staggering statistics of poor…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Student Experience, American Indian Students
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