Native American Studies in Higher Education

AltaMira PressSKU: 9780759101258

Author:
Duane Champagne, Jay Stauss
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
246
Publisher:
Alta Mira Press

Price:
Sale price$67.50

Description

Native American Studies in Higher Education: Models for Collaboration between Universities and Indigenous Nations edited by Champagne and Stauss demonstrate how the rise of Native studies in American and Canadian universities exists as an extraordinary achievement in higher education. In the face of historically assimilationist agendas, institutional racism, and structural opposition by Western educational institutions, collaborative programs continue to grow and promote the values and goals of sovereign tribal communities. The contributors show how many departments grew significantly following the landmark 1969 Senate report, 'Indian Education: A National Tragedy, A National Challenge.' They evaluate the university efforts to offer Native students intellectual and technical skills, and the long battle to represent Native cultures and world views in the university curriculum. In twelve case studies, Indian and non-Indian teachers provide rich, contextual histories of their programs through three decades of growth. They frankly discuss successes and failures as innovative strategies and models are tested. Programs from University of California-Davis, Harvard, Saskatchewan, Arizona and others provide detailed analyses of academic battles over curriculum content, the marginalization of indigenous faculty and students, the pedagogical implications of integrating native instructors, the vagaries of administrative support and funding, Native student retention, the vulnerability of native language programs, and community collaborations. A vision of Indian education that emerges from these pages that reveals the university's potential as a vehicle for Indian nation-building, one in which the university curriculum also benefits from sustained contacts with tribal communities. As Native populations grow and the demand for university training increases, this book will be a valuable resource for Native American leaders, educators in Native American studies, race and ethnic studies, comparative education, minorities in education, anthropology, sociology, higher education administration and educational policy. The collection examines The Department of Native Studies at Trent University and The Department of Indian Studies at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Contributors include: Colin G. Calloway; Clara Sue Kidwell; David Newhouse; Jay Stauss; Jack D. Forbes et al; Lorie M. Graham; Patricia C. Albers et al; Blair Stonechild; Robert E. Powless; Stanley Knick and Michael L. Jennings.

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