Navajo Sovereignty

Author: Lloyd L. Lee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816534081
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: History

"A call for the rethinking Navajo sovereignty in a way more rooted in Navajo beliefs, culture, and values"--Provided by publisher.

Navajo Sovereignty

Author: Lloyd L. Lee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816536177
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Social Science

The last few decades have given rise to an electrifying movement of Native American activism, scholarship, and creative work challenging five hundred years of U.S. colonization of Native lands. Indigenous communities are envisioning and building their nations and are making decolonial strides toward regaining power from colonial forces. The Navajo Nation is among the many Native nations in the United States pushing back. In this new book, Diné author Lloyd L. Lee asks fellow Navajo scholars, writers, and community members to envision sovereignty for the Navajo Nation. He asks, (1) what is Navajo sovereignty, (2) how do various Navajo institutions exercise sovereignty, (3) what challenges does Navajo sovereignty face in the coming generations, and (4) how did individual Diné envision sovereignty? Contributors expand from the questions Lee lays before them to touch on how Navajo sovereignty is understood in Western law, how various institutions of the Navajo Nation exercise sovereignty, what challenges it faces in coming generations, and how individual Diné envision power, authority, and autonomy for the people. A companion to Diné Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought, each chapter offers the contributors’ individual perspectives. The book, which is organized into four parts, discusses Western law’s view of Diné sovereignty, research, activism, creativity, and community, and Navajo sovereignty in traditional education. Above all, Lee and the contributing scholars and community members call for the rethinking of Navajo sovereignty in a way more rooted in Navajo beliefs, culture, and values. Contributors: Raymond D. Austin Bidtah N. Becker Manley A. Begay, Jr. Avery Denny Larry W. Emerson Colleen Gorman Michelle L. Hale Michael Lerma Leola Tsinnajinnie

Din Perspectives

Author: Lloyd Lance Lee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816530922
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Social Science

"The contributors to this pathbreaking book, both scholars and community members, are Navajo (Dinâe) people who are coming to personal terms with the complex matrix of Dinâe culture. Their contributions exemplify how Indigenous peoples are creatively applying tools of decolonization and critical research to re-create Indigenous thought and culture for contemporary times"--

Guided by the Mountains

Author: Michael Lerma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190639877
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Political Science

What do traditional Indigenous institutions of governance offer to our understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by the Navajo Nation today and tomorrow? Guided by the Mountains looks at the tensions between Indigenous political philosophy and the challenges faced by Indigenous nations in building political institutions that address contemporary problems and enact "good governance." Specifically, it looks at Navajo, or Diné, political thought, focusing on traditional Diné institutions that offer "a new (old) understanding of contemporary governance challenges" facing the Navajo Nation. Arguing not only for the existence but also the persistence of traditional Navajo political thought and policy, Guided by the Mountains asserts that "traditional" Indigenous philosophy provides a model for creating effective governance institutions that address current issues faced by Indigenous nations. Incorporating both visual interpretations and narrative accounts of traditional and contemporary Diné institutions of government from Diné philosophers, the book is the first to represent Indigenous philosophy as the foundation behind traditional and contemporary governance. It also explains how Diné governance institutions operated during Pre-Contact and Post-Contact times. This path-breaking book stands as the first-time normative account of Diné philosophy.

A Land Apart

Author: Flannery Burke
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816528417
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: History

"A new kind of history of the Southwest (mainly New Mexico and Arizona) that foregrounds the stories of Latino and Indigenous peoples who made the Southwest matter to the nation in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Red Pedagogy

Author: Sandy Grande
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781610489904
Release Date: 2015-09-28
Genre: Education

This ground-breaking text explores the intersection between dominant modes of critical educational theory and the socio-political landscape of American Indian education. Grande asserts that, with few exceptions, the matters of Indigenous people and Indian education have been either largely ignored or indiscriminately absorbed within critical theories of education.

Landscapes of Power

Author: Dana E. Powell
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822372295
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Social Science

In Landscapes of Power Dana E. Powell examines the rise and fall of the controversial Desert Rock Power Plant initiative in New Mexico to trace the political conflicts surrounding native sovereignty and contemporary energy development on Navajo (Diné) Nation land. Powell's historical and ethnographic account shows how the coal-fired power plant project's defeat provided the basis for redefining the legacies of colonialism, mineral extraction, and environmentalism. Examining the labor of activists, artists, politicians, elders, technicians, and others, Powell emphasizes the generative potential of Navajo resistance to articulate a vision of autonomy in the face of twenty-first-century colonial conditions. Ultimately, Powell situates local Navajo struggles over energy technology and infrastructure within broader sociocultural life, debates over global climate change, and tribal, federal, and global politics of extraction.

Navajo Courts and Navajo Common Law

Author: Raymond Darrel Austin
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816665358
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

The Navajo Nation court system is the largest and most established tribal legal system in the world. Since the landmark 1959 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Williams v. Lee that affirmed tribal court authority over reservation-based claims, the Navajo Nation has been at the vanguard of a far-reaching, transformative jurisprudential movement among Indian tribes in North America and indigenous peoples around the world to retrieve and use traditional values to address contemporary legal issues. A justice on the Navajo Nation Supreme Court for sixteen years, Justice Raymond D. Austin has been deeply involved in the movement to develop tribal courts and tribal law as effective means of modern self-government. He has written foundational opinions that have established Navajo common law and, throughout his legal career, has recognized the benefit of tribal customs and traditions as tools of restorative justice. In Navajo Courts and Navajo Common Law, Justice Austin considers the history and implications of how the Navajo Nation courts apply foundational Navajo doctrines to modern legal issues. He explains key Navajo foundational concepts like Hózhó (harmony), K'é (peacefulness and solidarity), and K'éí (kinship) both within the Navajo cultural context and, using the case method of legal analysis, as they are adapted and applied by Navajo judges in virtually every important area of legal life in the tribe. In addition to detailed case studies, Justice Austin provides a broad view of tribal law, documenting the development of tribal courts as important institutions of indigenous self-governance and outlining how other indigenous peoples, both in North America and elsewhere around the world, can draw on traditional precepts to achieve self-determination and self-government, solve community problems, and control their own futures.

Indigenous Community based Education

Author: Stephen May
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1853594504
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Education

This edited collection provides examples of indigenous community-based initiatives from around the world. Examples include programmes among Maori in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sámi in Norway, Aboriginal People in Australia, Innu in Canada, and Native Americans in the mainland US, Hawai'i, Canada and South America. Contributors include indigenous educational practitioners, and indigenous and non-indigenous academics long associated with the study of indigenous education.

Native Historians Write Back

Author: Susan Allison Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 0896726991
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

"A first-of-its-kind anthology of historical articles by Indigenous scholars, framed in assumptions and concepts derived from the authors' respective Indigenous worldviews. Writings stand in sharp contrast to works by historians who may belong to tribes but work within the Euroamerican worldview"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

Author: Thomas Biolsi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405156127
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'

A New Partnership

Author: Judith P. Zinsser
Publisher: Unesco
ISBN: UOM:39015033994313
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Education

A guide aimed at teachers in both primary and secondary schools, elucidating indigenous people's close links with their environment, discussing their rights, values, traditions and languages, and analysing the different phases in a growing partnership with the United Nations system. Includes resource material for classroom use.

Language and Materiality

Author: Jillian R. Cavanaugh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107180949
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Materiality argues the importance of analyzing language use with an eye toward new materialisms, semiotics, and ideology.

Laughing Boy

Author: Oliver La Farge
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618446729
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Fiction

In a novel set in the Southwest during 1915, a silversmith named Laughing Boy falls in love with an "educated" Navajo woman at a ceremonial dance, sparking a relationship that will reveal the deep rhythms and longing of Navajo life. Reprint.

Walk Two Moons

Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972515
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.