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ERIC Number: EJ1384221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-5183
9/11--We Will Never Forget … but Others Must
Writer, Jeanette Haynes
SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, v8 n1 p1-11 2022
After the September 11, 2001, terrorism attack, bumper stickers appeared vowing "9/11 We Will Never Forget," yet Indigenous Peoples' telling of historical events of terrorism and violence is dismissed or expected to be forgotten. Critical race theory and tribal critical race theory are used to conduct an analysis of subjugated Indigenous histories and perspectives in an examination of settler colonialism and its constructions of "American," "citizen," and "patriot" that positions Indigeneity as suspect, withholding an accurate telling of history. Accessing counterstories of Native Americans and literature of Indigenous scholars, the author examines indoctrination and censorship of knowledge, situating the current attack on critical race theory as continuing Indigenous erasure and exclusive citizenship in what she describes as a "patriotism of remembrance." Drawing from Native Peoples' subjugated histories, the author advocates for inclusive citizenship and social justice to foster understanding and critical knowledge construction for students. Indigenous Peoples' histories--with examples of terrorism, violence, and loss, but also strength and survivance--becomes central to the story of America.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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