The Shifting Sands of American Indian Education in the Northw ...

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  • Title: The Shifting Sands of American Indian Education in the Northwestern United States
  • Author(s): Tricia Hornback
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Common Ground Open
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Diversity in Education
  • Keywords: Native American, Indigenous, American Indian Education, Indigenous Education, Diversity in Education
  • Volume: 19
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-0020 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2163 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v19i02/21-31
  • Citation: Hornback, Tricia. 2019. "The Shifting Sands of American Indian Education in the Northwestern United States." The International Journal of Diversity in Education 19 (2): 21-31. doi:10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v19i02/21-31.
  • Extent: 11 pages

Abstract

This article is intended to provide an overview of significant historical influences affecting American Indian education and to identify encouraging emerging trends in American Indian education in the Northwest. An overview of historically significant approaches to federal American Indian education is discussed. Specific examples of encouraging trends in increased tribal involvement observed in federal Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and Northwest public school districts are provided. Examples include educational partnerships with the Navajo Nation as well as Northwest tribes such as the Lummi Nation, Spokane Indian Tribe, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.