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Read the first half of Alutiiq scholar, Dr. Leilani Sabzalian’s award-winning text, Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools. You will also watch two videos on related topics. Once you’ve read and watched the videos, please complete the mini reflection.
Note about the book: You are welcome to purchase/rent a copy if you want a print version. Or, you can access a FREE digital version from the UW Libary using this link:
- Thriving in Indian Country: What’s in the Way and How Do We Overcome | Anton Treuer | TEDxBemidjiLinks to an external site.
- Honoring Indigenous Cultures and Histories | Jill Fish | TEDxMinneapolisLinks to an external site.
- Now that you’ve spent more time reading and watching the videos for Module 4, consider the following reflection questions:
- What are your 3 biggest takeaways from the first part of Dr. Sabzalian’s book? Provide specific examples with reference to page numbers as needed.
- What are the central messages of the videos? How do they connect to what you’ve read in the book so far?
- How are issues of settler colonialism still showing up in schools today? How are Indigenous educators, students, and communities working to undo these harms? How might you begin to support their efforts?
In this module, you will read the second half of Alutiiq scholar, Dr. Leilani Sabzalian’s award-winning text, Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools. You will also watch two videos on related topics. Note about the book: You are welcome to purchase/rent a copy if you want a print version. Or, you can access a FREE digital version from the UW Libary using this link (make sure you log in!): https://orbiscascade-washington.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01ALLIANCE_UW/1juclfo/alma99162292441801452Videos:
Once you’ve read and watched the videos, please complete the mini reflection.
Here are some questions to consider as you write:1. What are 3 major takeaways from the second half and conclusion of Dr. Sabzalian’s book?2. Given there are 29 federally recognized sovereign Native nations in Washington and well over 500 across the United States, why is important for you, whether you are going to be a teacher or pursue other professional spaces, to continue to build your content knowledge about the history and contemporary issues related to U.S.-Indigenous relationships?3. How do the videos speak to the need for anti-colonial practices? Why is a personal and professional shift, whether you are going to be a teacher or other profession, important?4. FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: Turn to Dr. Sabzalian’s suggestions for teachers beginning on Page 207. What types of conceptual knowledge and/or dispositions connect with you right now? Why? Please provide 2-3 specific examples.