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Kathryn Shanley, Co-Director

Selected Readings

Bols, M.  "Nature as a Model for American Indian Societies"

Cajete, G.  “Philosophy of Native Science.” In American Indian Thought

Henricksen, J.  Sami Self-Determinism, Autonomy and Self-Government: Education, Research and Culture.  (Recommended)

King, T.  "You'll Never Believe What Happened."  In The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative.

King, T. "You're Not the Indian."  In The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative.

OPI, The Framework for IEFA

Ortiz, S.  "Indigenous Continuance: Collaboration and Syncretism". 

Ortiz, S.  "That's The Place Indians Talk About."

Pflug, M.  "Pimadaziwin: Contemporary Rituals in Odawa Community.”  In Native American Spirituality:  A Critical Reader.  

Shanley, K. “Intro” and Ngai, et al, “Indigenous Education in the Norwegian & U.S. contexts.” In Mapping Indigenous Presence…

Sneve, V.  Grandpa Was a Cowboy & an Indian and Other Stories. (Reccomended)  

Stewart-Harawira, M.  "Challenging Knowledge Capitalism. Indigenous Research in the 21st Century"

Kathryn W. Shanley (Nakona) is a Professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana and serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Native American and Indigenous Education. She has published extensively in the field of Native American literature, especially on the works of James Welch, Blackfeet / Gros Ventre writer from Montana. Her recent service as President (Elect, Sitting, Past)  of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (2010-2013) speaks both to her standing in the field of Native American studies and her commitment to comparative global Indigenous studies. Dr. Shanley has worked extensively with the Montana Indian Education for All Initiative since 1999, collaborating on three conferences for teachers and has recently had accepted for publication two articles for a volume on teaching Indigenous studies at the high school and community college levels: one on Native autobiography and one of oral traditions. Her teaching and scholarly interests involve (in addition to literary study): Native American gender, religious belief and philosophy, and oral traditions.