Indigenous students remain one of the least represented populations in higher education. They continue to account for only one percent of the total post-secondary student population, and this lack of representation is felt in multiple ways beyond enrollment. Less research money is spent studying Indigenous students, and their interests are often left out of projects that otherwise purport to address diversity in higher education.
Recently, Native scholars have started to reclaim research through the development of their own research methodologies and paradigms that are based in tribal knowledge systems and values, and that allow inherent Indigenous knowledge and lived experiences to strengthen the research. Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education highlights the current scholarship emerging from these scholars of higher education. From understanding how Native American students make their way through school, to tracking tribal college and university transfer students, this book allows Native scholars to take center stage, and shines the light squarely on those least represented among us.
Rutgers University Press; February 2018
- ISBN: 9780813588728
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- Title: Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education
- Author: Robin Starr Minthorn (ed.); Heather J. Shotton (ed.); Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (other); Robin Starr Minthorn (contrib.); Heather J. Shotton (contrib.); Charlotte Davidson (contrib.); Stephanie Waterman (contrib.); Erin Kahunawai Wright (contrib.); Adrienne Keene (contrib.); Amanda Tachine (contrib.); Sweeney Windchief (contrib.); Theresa Jean Stewart (contrib.); David Sanders (contrib.); Matthew Van Alstine Makomenaw (contrib.); Natalie Rose Youngbull (contrib.); Christine A. Nelson (contrib.); Kaiwipuni Lipe (contrib.); Pearl Brower (contrib.)
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
In The Press
"A critically important contribution to Indigenous research methodology literature and guide to stronger, wiser research in academe and society. These authors facilitate decolonization of existing paradigms of research and continued creation and reclaiming of Indigenous epistemologies and practices of scholarship."
— Alicia Fedelina Chávez, coauthor of Teaching Across Cultural Strengths
"Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education asserts the rightful place of Indigenous knowledge and ways of doing in the academy. The wisdom and 'heart work' exhibited by these authors honors the teachings of our elders and underscores the importance of authenticity and realness in our scholarly work."
— Susan C. Faircloth, professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington
— Chronicle of Higher Education
"The editors have curated a beautiful collection of Indigenous research approaches and discussion that help to fill higher education's gaps in knowledge."
— Journal of College Student Development
" Reclaiming Indigenous Research in Higher Education offers an important medicine for higher education scholars and practitioners who seek to start or continue to do this work."
— Review of Higher Education
About The Author
ROBIN STARR MINTHORN (KIOWA) is an assistant professor in educational leadership and Native American studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She’s the coeditor of Indigenous Leadership in Higher Education.
HEATHER J. SHOTTON (WICHITA) is an associate professor of Native American studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She is the coeditor of Beyond Access: Indigenizing Programs for Student Success.