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The Heart of Everything That Isn’t

The Untold Story of Anti-Indianism in Drury and Clavin’s Book on Red Cloud   Four Arrows Fielding Graduate University I don’t mean for this to be a book review of The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud. An American Legend. Rather, I intend it to be an indictment of the […]

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The Heart of Everything That Isn’t

I don’t mean for this to be a book review of The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud. An American Legend. Rather, I intend it to be an indictment of the genre of anti-Indianism[1] it represents. Although it is unlikely that its authors consciously set out to try and prove […]

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Transformative Learning and the Indigenous “Worldview”

I believe it is time to think indigenous even at the price of rejection. To disagree with mainstream expectations  is to wake up, to understand what is happening, to be of service to a larger whole.—Manu Aluli-Meyer (2013, p. 148) World views create worlds… what sets the modern (worldview) apart is its fundamental tendency to […]

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“False Doctrine” and the Stifling Of Indigenous Political Will

Abstract Hypothetically there is a correlation between the failure of Indigenous politics to achieve its goals and the sway of what Thomas Paine refers to as the false doctrine of Christian dogma. Unremitting evangelism and Christian hegemony has led to silencing or compromising authentic grassroots voices of too many Indigenous people. High conversion rates have […]

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Three Documentary Films to Start Your Awakening and Encourage Your Activism

In 1968 in preparation for anti-Viet Nam war protests scheduled for the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, a number of veteran troops based at Fort Hood, mostly African American, were given orders to go to Chicago to quell the protests. Several days before departure, a large group of brothers started talking philosophically about the orders. […]

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Seven Indigenous “Spiritual” Principles for Guiding All Students Toward Survival, Peace, Health, and Happiness

Although Indigenous Peoples do not consider the principles described herein as being “spiritual,” but rather as simply being the way to live life in balance, I have placed quotes around the word but nonetheless will continue to use it to describe this way of living life that is not mandated per se via an organized […]

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Categories Education
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How Would American Indians Teach US History?

By Four Arrows and Barbara Mann, Peter Lang Publishers | Book Excerpt The following are excerpts from Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education By Four Arrows (May, 2013 Peter Lang Publishers) From the Preface: Many say that public schooling is failing. The evidence offered depends upon the critic’s viewpoint. Policymakers, politicians and the private education industry […]

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Red Road Lost: A Story Based on True Events

 In all of the states with relatively high American Indian populations, incarceration rates average four times that of non-Indians. For example, in Montana, American Indians are 6% of the population, but represent more than 20% of the people in prison. American Indian women represent the same 6% but are 32% of incarcerated women in the […]

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Rare Indigenous victory fosters unprecedented possibilities

The conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt is unprecedented. Never has a previous head of state been convicted of genocide or crimes against humanity in his own country. Members of the judiciary, including Claudia Paz y Paz, the first female Attorney General of the country, courageously pursued the court case in spite of […]

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