9781877962431

Alaska Native Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9781877962431

  • ISBN10:

    1877962430

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Alaska Fairbanks Center for
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Summary

Over the past century, the outside world has increasingly encroached on Alaska Native communities, and one of the consequences of that change has been a shift in the purpose and structure of schools in Alaska Native communities.Alaska Native Educationbrings together a variety of experts in the field of indigenous education to show the ways in which Alaska Natives have adopted and adapted outside ideas and rules regarding educationand how they have frequently found them problematic and insufficient. The authors follow their analysis with suggestions of ways forward, emphasizing the benefits of blending new and old practices that will simultaneously prepare Alaska Native students for the future while preserving and strengthening their ties to the past.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Alaska Native Education: Past, Present, and Future
Alaska Native Education: Past, Present, and Futurep. 1
Alaska Native Education: Alaska Natives Commission/Alaska Federation of Nativesp. 7
The State of Native Educationp. 31
Why Native Education?p. 35
Culture and Change for Iņupiat and Yup'ik People of Alaskap. 41
Iņupiat Ilitqusiat: To Save Our Land and Our Peoplep. 59
Alaska Native Education: History and Adaptation in the New Millenniump. 73
Native Pathways to Education
Serving the Purpose of Educationp. 99
Follow the Lights: Native Ways of Knowingp. 119
The Circle We Call Communityp. 125
Revitalization of the Qargip. 131
Growing Up to Be Tlingitp. 139
Honoring Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Implications for Participatory Research and Communityp. 147
Alaska Native Traditional Knowledge and Ways of Knowingp. 161
Aleut/Alutiiq Region: Cultural and Intellectual Property Rightsp. 177
Western Society's Linear Systems and Aboriginal Culturesp. 183
Aspects of Silence: When Do Traditions Begin?p. 193
Culture, Chaos, and Complexityp. 199
Culturally Responsive Curriculum
The Indigenous Worldview of Yupiaq Culturep. 219
Their Silence About Usp. 237
Education and the Subsistence Way of Lifep. 241
Alaska's Cultures: Building a Context for Stories and Traditionsp. 253
Strengthening Native Languages
I Will Speak Again!p. 257
Collaboration in Educationp. 263
Evolution of the Yup'ik Languagep. 265
Mediating Athabascan Oral Traditionsp. 273
Education for Self-Determination
The Cry of the Loon: Mysterious, Mournful, Remembering Placep. 293
Who Controls Alaska Native Education?p. 301
Decolonizing Western Alaskap. 307
Education and Cultural Self-Determinationp. 313
Effects of Modernization on the Cup'ik Of Alaskap. 317
Appendices
Guidelines for Research: Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directorsp. 335
The Coolangatta Statement on Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Educationp. 337
U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoplesp. 349
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