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Author Sabzalian, Leilani, author

Title Indigenous children's survivance in public schools / Leilani Sabzalian
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education
Contents Introduction : colonialism and survivance in education -- Colonialism in the classroom -- Pilgrims and invented Indians -- Halloween costumes and native identity -- Native sheroes and complex personhood -- Colonialism in the culture of schools -- Little anthropologists -- Native Heritage Month -- Education on the border of sovereignty -- Conclusion : interventions for urban indigenous education
Summary Indigenous Children's Survivance in Public Schools examines the cultural, social, and political terrain of Indigenous education by providing accounts of Indigenous students and educators creatively navigating the colonial dynamics within public schools. Through a series of survivance stories, the book surveys a range of educational issues, including implementation of Native-themed curriculum, teachers' attempts to support Native students in their classrooms, and efforts to claim physical and cultural space in a school district, among others. As a collective, these stories highlight the ways that colonization continues to shape Native students' experiences in schools. By documenting the nuanced intelligence, courage, artfulness, and survivance of Native students, families, and educators, the book counters deficit framings of Indigenous students. The goal is also to develop educators' anticolonial literacy so that teachers can counter colonialism and better support Indigenous students in public schools
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Leilani Sabzalian (Alutiiq) is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in Education at the University of Oregon
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 19, 2019)
Subject Culturally relevant pedagogy -- United States.
Education, Urban -- United States.
Indian school children -- Services for -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Education.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429427506 (electronic bk.)
9780429427503 (electronic bk.)
9780429764165 (Mobipocket ebook)
9780429764172 (ePub ebook)
9780429764189 (PDF ebook)