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An operational paradigm of cultural sovereignty at Taos Pueblo


Abstract In this dissertation, I engaged the doctrine of cultural sovereignty to demonstrate that an operational paradigm of cultural sovereignty exists at Taos Pueblo, a federally-recognized Indian tribe in New Mexico, which was capable of application to contemporary decision-making practices and policy. I turn to the knowledge, history, and principles of my people of the Taos Pueblo for creating such a model. To be clear, I am not advocating for a wholesale return to a pre-European existence. Rather, I am advocating for the development of a culturally-grounded approach to evaluating the various aspects of modernity to determine what to embrace and/or continue to adapt. I produced an evaluative model that answers what is Taos epistemology, ontology... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Lujan, Jose (Author) / Brayboy, Bryan MJ (Advisor) / Lomawaima, Tsianina (Advisor) / Vicenti, Myla C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Liberal Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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