Voices of Indigenuity
Published by: University Press of Colorado
Imprint: University Press of Colorado
Sales Date: 2023-12-01
Published: December 2023
294 Pages, 152.00 x 228.00 x 20.30 mm, 21
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Advocating for and providing an expansion of place-based Indigenized education that infuses Indigenous epistemologies for student success in both K-12 and higher education curricula, these essays explore topics such as land fragmentation, remote sensing, and outreach through the lens of TEK, demonstrating methods of fusing learning with Indigenous knowledge (IK). Contributors emphasize the need to increase the perspectives of IK within institutionalized knowledge beyond being co-opted into non-Indigenous frameworks that may be fundamentally different from Indigenous ways of thinking.
Decolonizing current harmful pedagogical curricula and research training about the natural world through an Indigenous- guided approach is an essential first step to rebuilding a healthy relationship with our environment while acknowledging that all relationships come with an ethical responsibility. Voices of Indigenuity captures the complexities of exploring the contextu- alized meanings for why TEK should be integrated into Western environmental science processes and frameworks while rooted in Indigenous studies programs.
"Challenges the very way that a Eurocentric society thinks."
-Heather Bruegl, historian, citizen Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and a first-line descendant Stockbridge Munsee
"Fresh and necessary. American education lags far behind practices elsewhere, but this book evens the playing field for our marginalized and Indigenous people."
-Dr. Marla Conwell, enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe, DIDA, MPA