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The Dream of Bi-lingual Education Video»

Rangeland Ecosystem Scientist, James J. Garrett (Cheyenne River Lakota) PhD, recalls the story of his uncle, Luther Standing Bear’s, failed attempt to bring bi-lingual education to the Rosebud Reservation.

Keywords: Carlisle Indian School, Lakota language, Coming Into Balance

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The Importance of Indigenous Curriculum Video»

IAIA student, Sergio Rivera (Mexica), expresses why a curriculum based on indigenous knowledge is needed to help today’s youth heal from 500 years of colonization.

Keywords: Education, Nahuatl, gangs, drugs, identity, Coming Into Balance

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Incorporating Traditional Knowledge Today Video»

IAIA student, Vernon Begay (Diné) (BFA 2010), raised traditionally by his Navajo grandparents, expresses the importance of traditional knowledge as a solution for modern problems and its value in education.

Keywords: Hogan, change, education, agriculture, Alumni, Coming Into Balance

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The Pain of Change Video»

Ethnobotonist, Donna House (Diné/Oneida), recalls how seeing polar bears dependent of trash showed her the natural world is also experiencing pain in today’s changing world.

Keywords: Colonization, drugs, education, prison, Coming Into Balance

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Traditional Ecological Environmental Knowledge Video»

Daniel Wildcat (Muscogee) PhD, discusses why Indigenous education begins with drawing on the wisdom and insights of Native people.

Keywords: Traditional knowledge, environment, spirit, science, Vine Deloria Jr., Oren Lyons, ancestors, relatives, Coming Into Balance

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