Theoretical Perspectives on American Indian Education: Taking a New Look at Academic Success and the Achievement Gap is one of the titles from the Contemporary Native American Communities Series published by AltaMira Press. This volume examines the theoretical explanations that have critically examined the lack of success in the educational achievement of American Indian students. The author has taken a look at basic perspectives on Native American education from the previous forty years such as cultural discontinuity, structural inequality, interactionalist, and transculturation theories.
Notes from the Center of Turtle Island is one of the titles from the Contemporary Native American Communities Series published by AltaMira Press. Author Duane Champagne is professor in the department of sociology at UCLA. Duane Champagne has been presenting a series of comments on Indian policy, history, and culture since October 2006 in the newspaper Indian Country Today. This book provides a compilation of many of these editorials, plus two chapters not previously published.
War Paths, Peace Paths: An Archaeology of Cooperation and Conflict in Native Eastern North America is one of the titles from the Issues in Eastern Woodlands Archaeology Series from AltaMira Press. Author David Dye is associate professor of archaeology in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Memphis. Archaeologists, ethnohistorians, osteologists, and cultural anthropologists have only recently begun to address seriously the issue of Native American war and peace in the eastern United States.
Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence is a 2008 publication that is part of the Tribal Legal Studies Textbook Series published by AltaMira Press. Edited by Sarah Deer, Bonnie Clairmont, Carrie A. Martell, and Maureen L. White Eagle, this volume provides an accessible introduction to the various social and legal issues involved in violence against Aboriginal women in the United States. Themes include the roles of Aboriginal women, sexual violence, domestic violence, tribal legal system, advocacy, divorce, child custody, and Indian Child Welfare Act.
Not Far Away: The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiing by Ojibwe author and educator is part memoir and part novel in her account of her alter ego Ima Pipiing (pronounced buh-BEEG). Her character suffers at the hands of an educational system in America rife with racism and bigotry from school administrators, fellow teachers, students, and neighbours. Ima finally resists and speaks out against these insults with candor and humour. The novel memoir is interspersed with real-life essays and speeches by Lois that tackles her own experiences.
Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations is a collection of 12 essays that examine the creative, cultural, and political expressions of Native women. The collection includes poetry, art, memoir and scholarly pieces that offer readers a range of perspectives, issues, and cultural traditions of Indigenous women. Contributors include Joanne Barker, Gloria Bird, Victoria Bomberry, Mary C. Churchill, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Carolyn Dunn, Reid GÂ¾mez, Janice Gould, Joy Harjo, InÃšs HernÃŸndez-Avila, Deborah A.
A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children is an indispensable selection and book review tool for teachers and librarians interested in avoiding biased, inaccurate, and stereotyping in children's books. This 463-page volume contains over 600 individual book reviews by Native American and Aboriginal librarians, educators and scholars covering resources published from 1900s to 2004. Books published in Canada and the United States are included.
Social Change and Cultural Continuity among Native Nations is written by Duane Champagne, professor of sociology and director of the Native Nations Law and Policy Center at UCLA. A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Champagne is well-known for his prolific writing career on Native American issues. This current study examines the broad range of social change among Native North American Peoples in the twenty-first century.
Cultural Representation in Native America is a collection of 12 essays that examine the context of racial identity and representation as it relates to Native Americans. The works of social scientists, literary critics, activists, and historians make up this broad collection of papers that address 3 areas of contestation as Native Americans live, work, and play within the broader culture. The editor notes that Aboriginal Peoples must always resort to contestation in order to claim their identity and place in the world.