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Diné Decolonizing Education and Settler Colonial Elimination: A Critical Analysis of the 2005 Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act

Abstract In 2005 the Navajo Nation Tribal Council passed the Navajo Sovereignty in Education Act (NSEA). The NSEA has been herald as a decisive new direction in Diné education with implications for Diné language and cultural revitalization. However, research has assumed the NSEA will lead to decolonizing efforts such as language revitalization and has yet to critically analyze how the NSEA is decolonizing or maintains settler colonial educational structures. In order to critically investigate the NSEA this thesis develops a framework of educational elimination through a literature review on the history of United States settler colonial elimination of Indigeneity through schooling and a framework of decolonizing education through a review of literatu... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Preston, Waquin Raven (Author) / Vicenti Carpio, Myla (Advisor) / Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Tippeconnic III, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Education policy / Pedagogy / American Indian Studies / Decolonization / Dine / Education / Navajo / Settler Colonialism
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 164 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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