An Indigenous Curriculum of Place: The United Houma Nations Contentious Relationship with Louisianas Educational Institutions Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

ISBN: 9781433100147

Published: August 23rd 2007

Hardcover

232 pages


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An Indigenous Curriculum of Place: The United Houma Nations Contentious Relationship with Louisianas Educational Institutions  by  Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

An Indigenous Curriculum of Place: The United Houma Nations Contentious Relationship with Louisianas Educational Institutions by Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
August 23rd 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: 9781433100147 | 10.76 Mb

The longest desegregation lawsuit in American history, involving Louisianas political, judicial and educational institutions, was recently settled. Like many African-American communities in the south, members of the United Houma Nation did not haveMoreThe longest desegregation lawsuit in American history, involving Louisianas political, judicial and educational institutions, was recently settled. Like many African-American communities in the south, members of the United Houma Nation did not have access to -White- systems of public education, or to African-American schools, until the mid-1960s.

This book illustrates how the Louisiana state apparatus historically dictated educational exclusion through its infamous Jim Crow policies of racial segregation. Utilizing a combination of ethnography, historiography, and oral history methods, its research narratives are specifically concerned with the life histories of United Houma Nation elders who experienced firsthand the complexities and difficulties of institutional racism.An Indigenous Curriculum of Place is essential reading for curriculum scholars, teachers, and community leaders.

The narratives in this book not only have the potential to teach us about alternative ways of knowing, but also to understand the limits of our colonized worldviews.



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