Social Studies

Rabbit-Proof Fence

This is a powerful true story of hope and survival and has been met with international acclaim. At a time when it was Australian government policy to abduct aboriginal children and train them as domestic workers, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp. Molly and the girls, part of Australia’s “Stolen Generations,” must then elude the colonial authorities on a dangerous 1,500-mile journey along the “rabbit-proof” fence that bisects the continent and will lead them home.

Decolonizing Methodologies

In this powerful book Smith critically examines colonial models of education and the historical and philosophical base of Western research. In addition she offers a decolonization method for planning and implementing indigenous research that reclaims indigenous ways of knowing and being.(Contributed by Dr. Roxanne Gould,Phd.)

Tribal Secrets

A comparative interpretation of the works of Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota) and John Joseph Matthews(Osage),two indigenous intellectuals of the twentieth century.“Warrior draws a framework for understanding the contributions of these writers and scholars as part of the struggle for tribal sovereignty, and argues that the contemporary reality of Native people can and should be part of a critical understanding of the past, present and future of Indian America.”(Indigenous Philosophy) 

Four Hills Of Life, The

An Ojibwe teaching about the stages in human life and how we grow in wisdom as we respond to challenges and learn to accept responsibilities.Contains text, illustrations and activities developed especially for kids.This is good resource for helping children deal with difficulties in thoughtful and mindful ways.

(Ojibwe Culture)

 

Struggle for the Land

A compilation of stories depicting the on-going struggles of Indigenous North American peoples to retain not only their lands, but their integrity, culture, language and their very Health, in the face of genocidal exploitation by corporate America.The author makes a very valid point that this very serious threat to Indigenous peoples also represents a threat to all North Americans, as the ecological havoc being wreaked cannot be contained within reservation areas. 

Savage Inequalities

A collection of essays/case studies put together to illustrate the inequities of the Public school system in America. Exposes the great “extremes of wealth and poverty in America’s school system and the blighting effect this has on poor children, especially those in cities.” “Gets to the heart of the matter.”A searing expose of the disparity of educational wealth in American schools, especially those in urban areas. Cites the Reagan-Bush era as having set American education back one hundred years. Savage Inequalities, indeed… 

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