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Napoli, Michelle – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2019
As a profession that formed in relation to larger forces within science, psychology, and more, the field of art therapy is not immune to the systems of oppression woven throughout Western culture and has incorporated practices that, even unwittingly, perpetuate the oppression of American Indian peoples today. This article contextualizes the U.S.…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, American Indian Culture, Racial Bias, American Indian History
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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Reese, Debbie; Horning, Kathleen T. – Journal of Children's Literature, 2016
When selecting and evaluating historical children's literature, there are many questions that must be considered. For example, who will be reading the book? Is the imagined young reader of these historical stories a White, middle class cisgender heterosexual, able-bodied student who was born in the United States, or are child readers from all…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Slavery, United States History, African Americans
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Gutiérrez Luís, Beatriz; Baloes Gutiérrez, Gisela; Arellanes Cano, Mayem; Meyer, Lois M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Since 2013, Oaxacan Indigenous educators have experienced "seismic aftershocks" from three tumultuous developments: the massive 8.2 earthquake in September 2017 along Oaxaca´s Pacific coast, immediately followed by other earthquakes and continuing tremors; homogenizing federal education reforms imposed since 2013, including the projected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Teacher Attitudes
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Desai, Shiv R.; Abeita, Andrea – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
From private to public, from small to large, campus protests and demonstrations have risen across the country to address institutional racism regarding a range of issues including offensive Halloween costumes, university/college seals, lack of faculty color, and racist vandalism. One such example occurred at Southwest University where Native…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Tribes, Critical Theory, Race
Payne, Diane – American Indian Journal, 1979
Asserting the fact that Leonard Peltier is a contemporary element in a stream of Native American genocide, this article outlines the events and presents a picture of the abuses which precipitated a continuous 24 hour vigil at the U.S. Supreme Court. (Author/RTS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Due Process
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Dalton, Kelly; Hinshaw, Sarah; Knipe, John – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Recent scholarship indicates several benefits of mother tongue education (MTE) in supporting student learning. Within one Mayan community in Guatemala, Ixil is the mother tongue spoken at home and faces extinction due to Indigenous oppression and genocide. This qualitative case study highlights efforts of 13 teachers and administrators at one…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, American Indian Languages, Case Studies
Holmes, Frances Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation explores how education has had an impact on the lives of twenty-three professors who are Native. Within the context of this study, education may refer to either learning in the western frame of schooling or non western forms of Indigenous education. While many individuals would define education as a process that develops life and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, American Indians, Educational Experience, Indigenous Personnel
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Byrd, Jodi A. – American Indian Quarterly, 2007
In an attempt to understand how rival narratives of genocide compete even at the cost of disavowing other historical experiences, this article considers how the U.S. national media represented and framed Red Lake in the wake of Ward Churchill's emergence on the national radar. The first section of this article examines how nineteenth-century…
Descriptors: American Indian History, Death, American Indians, Self Determination
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Finley, Chris – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2011
In this article, the author aims to "discover" the actual Sacajawea. She intends to produce work that critiques colonialism in history and museums and to return the focus of the colonial gaze back to the colonizer. In this article, she talks about how colonial narratives of Sacajawea in popular culture justify conquest, heteropatriarchy, and the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Popular Culture, Death, Museums
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Cain, Ruby – Adult Learning, 2012
Three of the most emotionally charged terms in this era are "race," "racism," and "White privilege." Definitions for these terms vary by individual experiences, beliefs, opinions, and perceptions. K-20 students are rarely exposed to a detailed coverage and critical analysis of the part of U.S. history that includes genocide, territorial…
Descriptors: Community Action, United States History, Cultural Awareness, American Indians
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Delugan, Robin Maria – American Indian Quarterly, 2006
This essay specifically examines how the NMAI engages Native peoples from Latin America. In this article, the author argues that more than showcasing the diversity of Native cultures the museum is an important platform for reporting Indian and nation-state tensions and other struggles and victories. By situating the realities of Native peoples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, American Indian Education, Museums
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Locke, Steven – Rural Educator, 2004
This study examines an elementary teacher education certification program delivered by a state university to Native American teacher aides on the reservation. Data were collected over two semesters using a Freirean critical theory framework to analyze the data and to explicate the problematic nature of Native American education. Analysis of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education Programs
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Russell, William Benedict, III – Social Studies, 2005
Teaching about the Holocaust is an emotional process that can be extremely difficult, especially without the proper resources. Most teachers spend one or two class periods on the Holocaust and usually cram the lesson into a unit on World War II. As a teacher, the author understands that time is short and that it is impossible to spend the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Resource Materials, Death
Klug, Beverly J.; Whitfield, Patricia T. – 2003
This book provides non-Native teachers with information about Native American cultures and offers a pedagogical model that blends Native and non-Native worldviews and methodologies. The book aims to describe the process of becoming bicultural as it relates to success in teaching Native students; provide a short history of American Indian nations,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Biculturalism, Consciousness Raising
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Dunn, Carolyn – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2008
In June 2004, the American national media spent a considerable amount of airtime revisiting the events of June 1964 when three civil rights workers were murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi. On the fortieth anniversary of the murders. National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" devoted airtime to a story, "Truth and Reconciliation in…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Government Role, African Americans, Civil Rights
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