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By Matthew L. M. Fletcher

The US Indian tradition and traditions have survived an strange volume of oppressive federal and nation academic regulations meant to assimilate Indian humans and ruin their cultures and languages. but, Indian tradition, traditions, and other people frequently stay handled as items within the lecture room and within the curriculum. utilizing a serious race concept framework and a different "counternarrative" technique, American Indian schooling explores a bunch of recent academic concerns dealing with American Indian peoples—from the impression of Indian activities mascots on scholars and groups, to the makes use of and abuses of legislations that frequently by no means achieve a court docket, and the intergenerational affects of yankee Indian schooling coverage on Indian youngsters this day. through interweaving empirical study with available composite narratives, Matthew Fletcher breaches the space among stable academic coverage and the on-the-ground fact of Indian scholars, highlighting the demanding situations confronted via American Indian scholars and paving the way in which for a decent dialogue approximately strategies.  

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And when that happened, the government wrote everything down. When the white men asked for help from the Indian agents, they never, ever forgot to write it down. 20 Sometimes the white men weren’t so sneaky. Sometimes they came with guns and just took the land from us. ”21 38 • Indian Histories in the Curriculum Gramma paused for effect and looked at her grandchild. She remembered the time she told Parker this story the first time, when Parker was ten. The girl didn’t understand it then, but after she had some time to think about it, she began to figure it out.

It’s disrespectful to interrupt. Extremely disrespectful. I know that disrespect is part of your legal culture, Mr. Madison, but please leave me out of it. You came to us, asked us for our time, and then insult us. Is that respectful? Enough, Jeff. Thank you. One thing lawyers are really good at is taking people out of their comfort level. I’m already uncomfortable coming in here. And, yes, I am asking you to change your ways. That is always uncomfortable for everyone. It presumes that one party believes that the other party is doing something wrong.

We host All-Indian tournaments a couple times a year and our kids do pretty well. And, as you well know, the 78’ers kicked some serious butt this year in football. They have a bunch of good players on their way up. I believe that if this community continues using the “Warriors” name, logo, and mascot, it will drive Indian kids away from trying out and playing football and basketball. And you know that these Indian kids could make a difference in the state tournament. Doubtful. Lake Matchimanitou High School teams are already good, but these teams are like pre-Jackie Robinson baseball—good, but not all the very best players are out there.

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