Introduction to Tribal Education
This free course was developed as a primer for those interested in learning about the complexities of tribal education systems. The Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) partnered with the Region VIII Equity Assistance Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver to support the development of this introductory level, free, online course with the intent of providing the general public with a forum to learn about some of the basics regarding tribal education systems.
"Native American Studies as an academic discipline, if allowed or even encouraged to thrive in its original conception, could become one of the useful mechanisms for the deconstruction of colonization not only in academia but in society as well. This deconstruction will take time and support and constant vigilance on the part of its practitioners, and it will require of postcolonial theorists that they come to grips with the realities of colonial domination in Indian/White relations in America."
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Who Stole Native American Studies?
"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"
William Wallace, "Brave Heart"