Tribal sovereigns: Reframing research in American Indian education

K. Tsianina Lomawaima

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    Abstract

    The inherent power dynamic between academic researchers and those they study is the focus of this article. Author K. Tsianina Lomawaima analyzes the shift in the balance of power between scholars and American Indian tribes that has occurred over the last four decades. She argues that issues such as access to subjects, data ownership, analysis and interpretation, and control over dissemination of findings all reflect what amounts to a struggle for power and tribal sovereignty. Lomawaima maintains that understanding the historical relationship between Native communities and academia, as well as the relatively new research protocols developed by various tribes, is necessary for responsible and respectful scholarship.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-21
    Number of pages21
    JournalHarvard Educational Review
    Volume70
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education

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