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A Decolonial Middle School Social Studies Curriculum: 19th Century U.S. Westward Colonization, Leah Chatterji 2021 The University of San Francisco

A Decolonial Middle School Social Studies Curriculum: 19th Century U.S. Westward Colonization, Leah Chatterji

Master's Projects and Capstones

Social Studies education throughout the United States sustains settler futurity, white supremacy, and coloniality, as it rarely engages with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) hxstories and structural violence. For middle schoolers, this is especially troublesome as social justice pedagogies are minimal for this demographic. To shift this, this field project offers an 8th grade decolonial Social Studies curriculum on 19th century U.S. Westward colonization; this topic was intentionally chosen as it is an opportunity to disrupt settler epistemologies. It centers: Land; relationality; and collective liberation. It complements the California unit 8.8 standards, yet different ...


Cosmic Desert Art, Mike Graham De La Rosa 2021 South Valley Academy

Cosmic Desert Art, Mike Graham De La Rosa

Chamisa: A Journal of Literary, Performance, and Visual Arts of the Greater Southwest

The Cosmic Desert are the designs inspired by chile hallucinations, desert creatures, and the long weird neon nights in the Borderworld. Made with love on the banks of the Rio Grande.

My family is originally from Northern Mexico but I grew up in Northern New Mexico down river of both where Al Hurricane and Nuclear Annihilation were originally created. Amongst chollas, rattle snakes, and river willow, the imagining of New Mexico permeates the landscapes. The Cosmic Desert is inhabited lowriders, taco trucks, neon adobe bars, cholas, native peoples, immigrants, punk rockers and cowboys. Just beyond the darkness, our imagination takes ...


The New Beginnings Newsletter, May 2021, Wokini Initiative 2021 South Dakota State University

The New Beginnings Newsletter, May 2021, Wokini Initiative

Wokini Initiative: The New Beginnings Newsletter

Senior Sierra Smith - Spring Graduation 2021
Lakota Word of the Month
Book of the Month: The Night Watchman
Upcoming Events @ AISC
Open Positions


Being Female And Indigenous: Barriers To Reducing Bolivia's Maternal Mortality Rates Under Evo Morales, Channell Cole 2021 University of Mississippi

Being Female And Indigenous: Barriers To Reducing Bolivia's Maternal Mortality Rates Under Evo Morales, Channell Cole

Honors Theses

This thesis seeks to answer the question: What are the barriers to attempts to reduce Bolivia’s maternal mortality rate under Evo Morales? While Morales’ presidency began in 2006, the timeline is from 2004 to the present to account for changes due to his policy. Using activity theory and social capital theory, I argue that machismo and racism are two social factors that are barriers to efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate. Machismo manifests itself uniquely in Bolivia, as I argue through a comparison to Paraguay. Machismo is also riddled with a history of anti-indigenous racism. I examine the ...


Pilgrimage To Bawakaraeng Mountain Among The Bugis- Makassar In Indonesia: A Contestation Between Islamic Identity And Local Tradition, Mustaqim Pabbajah, Irwan Abdullah, Hasse Jubba, M.Taufiq Hidayat Pabbajah, Zainal Said 2021 Universitas Teknologi Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Pilgrimage To Bawakaraeng Mountain Among The Bugis- Makassar In Indonesia: A Contestation Between Islamic Identity And Local Tradition, Mustaqim Pabbajah, Irwan Abdullah, Hasse Jubba, M.Taufiq Hidayat Pabbajah, Zainal Said

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study discusses the contestation of Islamic identity and local traditions of the Bugis-Makassar people in socio-religious life. Tradition contains a belief with form and practices that can still be traced to the present. In this case, the identity of the hajj pilgrimage attached to Muslims has been adapted to the Bawakaraeng Hajj community in the South Sulawesi region. The current research employed a qualitative descriptive approach and field-based data collection techniques by conducting observations and interviews with key informants about the Bawakaraeng community. It was found that the Bugis-Makassar practice of carrying out a series of rituals on the ...


Editors' Introduction, Brigitte Fielder, Katrina Phillips 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Editors' Introduction, Brigitte Fielder, Katrina Phillips

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

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Looking Beyond Binaries: How Native Activists Create Decolonized Futures, Sam Guido 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Looking Beyond Binaries: How Native Activists Create Decolonized Futures, Sam Guido

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Native people in the United States and Canada have been resisting settler colonialism for as long as settlers have tried to impose it upon them. That activism has been continuous across centuries; however, sometimes that overall narrative has been lost due to the imposition of settler perspectives that constrain Native activism. Recent Native activist movements in the United States and Canada such as the anti-Keystone Pipeline protests and Idle No More received a lot of attention from both the public and the media, but there was an impulse to define these movements within binary categories like “male or female” or ...


This Land Is Their Land, Char Miller 2021 Pomona College

This Land Is Their Land, Char Miller

Eastern Sierra History Journal

An 1891 petition to the United States government from the Indigenous people of the Yosemite Valley in the central Sierras offers a blistering indictment of the settler-colonial expropriation of their homeland and a counter narrative to conservationists who have debated for more than a century the impact of flooding the Hetch Hetchy Valley to provide water to San Francisco.


The Indigenous Poster Child Of The Lost Cause: An Examination Of The Historiography Of Brigadier General Stand Watie And The Legacy Of Cherokee Confederate Involvement During The Civil War, Corey Cheung 2021 Trinity College

The Indigenous Poster Child Of The Lost Cause: An Examination Of The Historiography Of Brigadier General Stand Watie And The Legacy Of Cherokee Confederate Involvement During The Civil War, Corey Cheung

Senior Theses and Projects

Stand Watie, the only Indian Brigadier general to serve on either side during the Civil War, has a legacy that is intertwined with the problematic beliefs like that of the Lost Cause and his image has undergone a revision that aims to exploit his Indigeneity for the purpose of exalting the wider Confederacy. This paper seeks to examine how the historiography of biographies on Watie contributed to this image that dominates the public imagination and how the effects of this portrayal can be observed in the modern day.


The New Beginnings Newsletter, April 2021, Wokini Initiative 2021 South Dakota State University

The New Beginnings Newsletter, April 2021, Wokini Initiative

Wokini Initiative: The New Beginnings Newsletter

Wokini Challenge Grant Recipient: Wizipan Leadership and Sustainability Program
Lakota Word of the Month
American Indian Student Center Grand Opening Celebration
Book of the Month: Aazheyaadizi: Worldview, Language, and the Logicsof Decolonization
Open Positions




Sheep Replace Pronghorn: An Environmental History Of The Mono Basin, Robert B. Marks 2021 Whittier College

Sheep Replace Pronghorn: An Environmental History Of The Mono Basin, Robert B. Marks

Eastern Sierra History Journal

This article examines the ways in which the hunting-gathering people of the Mono Basin lived before their way of life and environment was overturned by the nineteenth-century arrival of Euro-American settlers with vastly different ways of interacting with the environment. And it tracks some of these alterations by tracking when and how sheep replaced pronghorns.


Utilizing Art & Culture To Support The Success Sequence, Kelvin M. Walston, Tarita Johnson 2021 Wholistic Stress Control Institute

Utilizing Art & Culture To Support The Success Sequence, Kelvin M. Walston, Tarita Johnson

National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference

This presentation will demonstrate how Hip Hop and African American History are used as educational teaching tools in our evidenced based program to promote social, emotional, and violence prevention skills. Explorations from the African diaspora, historical trauma, slavery, post traumatic slave syndrome to decoding and deconstructing hip hop elements all intersect to provide the basis of violence prevention, and more profoundly social and emotional balance.


End Of The Line: The Women Of Standing Rock, Gary Saul 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

End Of The Line: The Women Of Standing Rock, Gary Saul

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021), directed by Shannon Kring.


The Shame Framework: Queer Faith In Ana Castillo’S So Far From God, Isabella M. Montes 2021 Florida International University

The Shame Framework: Queer Faith In Ana Castillo’S So Far From God, Isabella M. Montes

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This work focuses on queer faith and how queer persons who have struggled with traditional values, public opinion, and lingering violence due to their sexuality, can reclaim their space and voices within religious communities. By redefining purity, exploring an alternative belief system though hybrid spirituality, and understanding the connection between pride and shame, queer persons can establish a dynamic framework, that allows for queer faith to be employed as a method of agency. This is analyzed through a literary perspective, focusing on the work of Ana Castillo’s novel, So Far From God.


Traditional And Nontraditional Activism: Literary And Political Pedagogies Of La Chicana, Anahi Ponce 2021 The University of Texas at Austin

Traditional And Nontraditional Activism: Literary And Political Pedagogies Of La Chicana, Anahi Ponce

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

Yxta Maya Murray’s Locas and Felicia Luna Lemus’s Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties both grapple with themes relating to the impact of Malinchismo experienced by real-life Chicanas in both political and cultural discourses. Despite this parallel, these texts and their characters have not received critical attention in the field of Chicana Literature when compared with texts such as Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street. The womxn in these texts have similarly been stripped from narratives of activism because of their evocation of nontraditional forms of activism, which are often overlooked in comparison to more traditional ...


Establishing A Fixed Home: The Attempt At Identity Completion In Alvarez’S "Antojos" And Menéndez’S "Her Mother's House", Anaridia R. Molina 2021 Florida International University

Establishing A Fixed Home: The Attempt At Identity Completion In Alvarez’S "Antojos" And Menéndez’S "Her Mother's House", Anaridia R. Molina

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

Immigrant experiences are often characterized by identity anxiety and a corresponding longing to identify a single place to call “home.” In Julia Alvarez’s "Antojos" and Ana Menéndez’s "Her Mother's House," the main characters return to their native or ancestral land in search of a space to claim as home, and relatedly, a permanent location for a fixed identity in the Caribbean. This paper examines how in these works, typically unbeknownst to the protagonists themselves, establishing a home regularly takes the form of securing what they perceive to be “wholeness” and “completion.” I argue that the texts reveal ...


A Reimagining Of The Chacoan World, Larry Benson, Richard W. Loose 2021 University of Colorado at Boulder

A Reimagining Of The Chacoan World, Larry Benson, Richard W. Loose

USGS Staff -- Published Research

A new paradigm of the Chacoan world is presented, wherein Chaco Canyon is considered to be a mostly unoccupied architectural complex that functioned primarily as a pilgrimage destination. Chaco was the political, religious, and social focal point of people living in outlying regions. The resident population of the Canyon consisted of a small number of caretakers, charged with maintaining great house structures, food supplies, and their ceremonial contents. Chacoan chiefdoms were mostly located in large, well-watered, agriculturally-based communities situated at the base of mountains that ring the San Juan Basin, e.g., the Chuskas. Chiefly elites lived year-round in those ...


¡Estás Calurosa, Te Vas A Pasmar!: Niños Mayas Como Expertos En Salud Y Enfermedad, Deira Jiménez-Balam, María Dolores Cervera Montejano, Fidencio Briceño Chel 2021 Kennesaw State University

¡Estás Calurosa, Te Vas A Pasmar!: Niños Mayas Como Expertos En Salud Y Enfermedad, Deira Jiménez-Balam, María Dolores Cervera Montejano, Fidencio Briceño Chel

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Presentamos resultados de un estudio sobre los saberes y prácticas de niños mayas en torno a salud y enfermedad. El objetivo es describir sus conceptualizaciones sobre la salud, las enfermedades que conocen, sus causas, tratamiento y prevención. El estudio lo realizamos con 12 niños mayas de Noh-Cah, Quintana Roo, México, que tenían entre 6 y 12 años. La metodología consistió en la elaboración de dibujos y entrevistas. Los resultados mostraron que para los niños estar sano significa estar felices y hacer lo que les gusta (jugar al aire libre o tomar bebidas frías). Los niños describieron enfermedades reconocidas por el ...


Pinturas Del Artista Plástico Maya, Marcelo Jiménez Santos 2021 Kennesaw State University

Pinturas Del Artista Plástico Maya, Marcelo Jiménez Santos

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Originario de la comunidad maya de Noh Cah, en el municipio de Felipe Carrillo Puerto, en el estado de Quintana Roo, México. Desde 1976 hasta la fecha, han sido incontables las exposiciones pictóricas en las que ha participado, ya en forma individual, ya en forma colectiva y su labor pictórica, didáctica, de promoción, gestión y difusión cultural ha sido ininterrumpida. Sus acciones en el contexto de la creación, promoción y difusión han contribuido para que las propuestas del arte y cultura maya actual tengan presencia en nuevos escenarios y destinatarios, tanto en el ámbito cultural local, regional, nacional e internacional.


Nota Introductoria, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez, Ana Bella Pérez Castro 2021 Kennesaw State University

Nota Introductoria, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez, Ana Bella Pérez Castro

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Spanish Introductory Note


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