This week, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) announced the publication of a new resource for Native communities looking for opportunities to take an active role in the education of their citizens. “Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities” is a charter school handbook that provides an overview on how to start […]
As winter passes and new life takes hold in New Zealand, indigenous guests from far abroad have arrived to exchange cultural knowledge. It’s more than 12,000 kilometers from Salem, Oregon, to Dunedin, Otago – an epic journey across the Pacific – but for students like Cherokee Miranda Livers, it’s a pilgrimage for a cultural immersion […]
The book launch for Whose Land is it Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization was held in the Mountain Room of the Campus Activity Centre on Mar. 19. Launched by Indigenous academics and authors, the work was inspired by the late Arthur Manuel, who was described as Canada’s version of Nelson Mandela. The book, sponsored by […]
“Always indigenize!” was the rallying cry of an article written by Canadian academic Len Findlay nearly 20 years ago. It was seen by many at the time as a radical but unassailably positive step forward — a way to make universities more just and more diverse. This effort to indigenize universities continues to be supported […]
The idea of a center for the preservation, learning and teaching of indigenous knowledge in a formal setting is something as old as the Iroquois Confederacy. When Skennenrahowi began his work to create an alliance of human nations based upon the principles of Peace, Power and the Good Mind he did to restrict his vision […]
One of the more intriguing and promising developments in the 21st century has been the proliferation of indigenous educational institutions and curricula placing indigenous history and values in perspective from their own point of view. With the advent of international conferences sponsored by indigenous communities and universities from New Zealand to Norway, from Papua to […]
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