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McCoy, Meredith L.; Villeneuve, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Federal agents, church officials, and education reformers have long used schooling as a weapon to eliminate Indigenous people; at the same time, Indigenous individuals and communities have long repurposed schooling to protect tribal sovereignty, reconstitute their communities, and shape Indigenous futures. Joining scholarship that speaks to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Federal Indian Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty
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Taira, Derek – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
There is a "world of difference," anthropologist Epeli Hau'ofa argued, "between viewing the Pacific as 'islands in a far sea' and as 'a sea of islands.'" The distinction between both perspectives, he explained, is exemplified in the two names used for the region: Pacific Islands and Oceania. The former represents a colonial…
Descriptors: Educational History, Indigenous Populations, Christianity, Residential Schools