February 2022: Beyond Land Acknowledgements
In this special session, several Alaska Native educators engage participants in thoughtfully considering the role of higher education in the assimilation of Native students and extraction of Native knowledge to its own benefit, and uplift questions and ideas that help align efforts beyond land acknowledgements to the transformation of the relationship between universities and Native communities.
Here is a list of accompanying resources for this webinar:
Decolonization is not a metaphor - Eve Tuck (Unangax̂) and K. Wayne Yang
Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples – Linda Tuhiwai-Smith (Māori)
When Uŋalaqłiq Danced: Stories of Strength, Suppression & Hope - Ayyu Qassataq (Iñupiaq)
Indigenizing Education in Alaska with Professor Graham Smith Māori – discussion on development of the Māori education movement in New Zealand
Indigenous Self-Determination Over Education – Conscientization dialogue with Professor Graham Smith (Māori) and Bentham Ohia ((Māori)
Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education Handbook - Ilarion Merculieff (Unangax̂)and Libby Roderick (UAA)
Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies - Renee Linklater
Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education) – Leilani Sabzalian (Sugpiaq)
Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storytelling as Methodology, ed. Archibald, Lee-Morgan, De Santalo; foreword by Linda Smith
Education Indigenous to Place: Western Science Meets Native Reality Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Ray Barnhardt
First Nations and Higher Education: The Four R’s – Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, Responsibility V. Kirkness and R. Barnhardt
The music video shared at the beginning of the webinar is Qacung Stephen Blanchett (Yup’ik) singing Our Stories
September 2021: Decolonizing Academe and Decolonizing Your Dialogue
Watch Dr. Rodney Coates and Dr. Stephen John Quaye discuss their frameworks to decolonize academic settings.
Watch DDNRC Board Members Jen Ball, Kelly Maxwell, Brighid Dwyer, and Jacki Rodriguez discuss how Coates and Quaye’s decolonizing framework can be applied to dialogue work.
In Fall 2020, the DDNRC hosted three webinars with Princeton University on a variety of topics, from the virtual campus to a facilitator's tool box. You can access these discussions below:
Returning to the (Virtual) Campus: Activism, Anti-racism, and Transforming Community
Turning Dialogue into Action: How to Make Systemic Change
Building a Facilitator Tool Box: Honing dialogue skills to navigate pre- and post-election tensions