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By Teresa L. McCarty

ISBN-10: 0805837604

ISBN-13: 9780805837605

ISBN-10: 0805837612

ISBN-13: 9780805837612

A position To Be Navajo is the one book-length ethnographic account of a innovative Indigenous self-determination flow that all started in 1966 with the tough Rock Demonstration institution. known as Diné Bi'ólta', The People's institution, in attractiveness of its prestige because the first American Indian community-controlled tuition, tough Rock used to be the 1st to educate within the local language and to supply a physique of caliber kid's literature by means of and approximately Navajo humans. those options have situated the varsity as a pace-setter in American Indian and bilingual/bicultural schooling and feature enabled institution individuals to wield enormous impact on nationwide coverage. This booklet is a serious existence historical past of this singular tuition and neighborhood.

McCarty's account grows out of two decades of ethnographic paintings by way of the writer with the Diné (Navajo) neighborhood of tough Rock. the tale is informed basically via written textual content, but additionally throughout the remarkable black-and-white pictures of photographer Fred Bia, a member of the tough Rock neighborhood. not like such a lot debts of Indigenous education, this examine contains the energetic participation of Navajo neighborhood contributors. Their oral testimony and that of alternative leaders in Indigenous/Navajo schooling body and texture the account.

Informed through severe theories of schooling, this ebook is not only the tale of a unmarried institution and group. it's also an inquiry into the bigger fight for self-determination via Indigenous and different minoritized groups, elevating problems with id, voice, and group empowerment. A position To Be Navajo asks even if institution could be a position the place teenagers study, query, and develop in an atmosphere that values and builds upon who they're. the writer argues that the questions tough Rock increases, and the responses they summon, implicate us all.

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