16-3 Spring 2005 “Indigenizing Education” Table of ContentsFeb 15th, 2005 | By tcj | Category: 16-3: Indigenizing Education, Archives
To Be, or Not to Be? – TCUs probe identity questions as they “indigenize” their institutions
By Dr. Paul Boyer
After 37 years, is it time to go back to the drawing board and reexamine what and how tribal colleges teach?
Harmony, not War – Diné College public health degree focuses upon hózhó
By Marjane Ambler
Tribal colleges learn that the nation’s first tribal college public health degree program is valuable – but very expensive.
Seeds of Educational Sovereignty – Sisseton Wahpeton cultivating culturally-centered learning
By Michael Wassegijig Price (Anishinaabe)
Seeds may lie dormant for years, but now Sisseton Wahpeton College is emerging as a wellspring of innovation with Dakota roots.
Dear Readers: The Adventure of “Indigenizing” Education
By Gerald E. Gipp
Editor’s Essay: Tribal Colleges Redefining Success
By Marjane Ambler
Land Grant: Survey Reveals Faculty’s Interest in Higher Degrees
By Dr. John Phillips
Profile: Nick Tilsen
By Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe)
Voices: One Man’s Redemption: From $60,000 Drug Habit to 4.0 GPA
By Evan Sherman
By Dr. Emily Lena Jones, Amy Bergstrom, Dr. Thomas D. Peacock, Al Kuslikis, Kim Pappin, Dr. Marilyn Russell, and Holly Ristau
By Mary Hermes, Ph.D. Internet section by Gary Babiuk
On the cover: This Dual Education System artwork is based on a painting by Tommy Singer. The educational philosophy of Diné College is Sa’ah Bik’eh Hózhóón, the Diné traditional living system. It places human life in harmony with the natural world and the universe. The basket represents Mother Earth and Father Sky connected with a rainbow. The individual threads of the basket represent days, weeks, months, and years. This model also depicts the four cardinal directions, the six sacred mountains, and the sun and moon. There are four corn stalks: The east corn stalk represents White Corn Boy; the west Yellow Corn Girl; the south Corn Pollen Boy; and the north Reproduction Girl. The fire in the center represents life, light, and the beginning. The six feathers represent the way Diné address their problems, one at a time.