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    Tribal Sovereigns

    Reframing Research in American Indian Education

    K. Tsianina Lomawaima
    The inherent power dynamic between academic researchers and those they study is the focus of this article. Author K. Tsianina Lomawaima analyzes the shift in the balance of power between scholars and American Indian tribes that has occurred over the last four decades. She argues that issues such as access to subjects, data ownership, analysis and interpretation, and control over dissemination of findings all reflect what amounts to a struggle for power and tribal sovereignty. Lomawaima maintains that understanding the historical relationship between Native communities and academia, as well as the relatively new research protocols developed by various tribes, is necessary for responsible and respectful scholarship.

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    Spring 2000 Issue


    Tribal Sovereigns
    Reframing Research in American Indian Education
    K. Tsianina Lomawaima
    Symposium: "Habits of Thought and Work"
    The Disciplines and Qualitative Research
    Reba N. Page, George Spindler, Lorie Hammond, Shirley Brice Heath, Mary Haywood Metz, Annie G. Rogers, and Magdalene Lampert

    Book Notes

    Imagining to Learn
    By Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Brian Edmiston

    New Perspectives on the Holocaust
    Edited by Rochelle L. Millen, with Timothy A. Bennett, Jack D. Mann, Joseph E. O’Connor, and Robert P. Welker

    Natives and Academics Researching and Writing about American Indians
    Edited by Devon A. Mihesuah

    The Struggle of Latino/Latina University Students
    By Felix M. Padilla

    Inside a Head Start Center
    By Deborah Ceglowski

    Students as Researchers
    Edited by Shirley R. Steinberg and Joe L. Kincheloe

    Arts and Learning
    By Merryl Goldberg

    A Passion for Teaching
    Edited by Sarah Levine

    The House of Joshua
    By Mindy Thompson Fullilove

    Charter Schools
    By Seymour B. Sarason

    Many Faces of Mexico
    By Octavio Ruiz, Amy Sanders, and Meredith Sommers

    Debatable Diversity
    By Raymond V. Padilla and Miguel Montiel

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