Across Lands and Waters: Storying the Future of Indigenous Education (Hardcover)

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Across Lands and Waters: Storying the Future of Indigenous Education (Hardcover)

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Experts from the field of Indigenous education offer inspiring and vital perspectives, wonders, and responses for transforming the future for Native students

"Indigenous peoples have always been futurists, always taking into the heart, mind, and prayer future generations, always understanding that Native Nation-building is a project of immediacy and longevity." --Theresa Stewart-Ambo, from Across Lands and Waters

Across Lands and Waters is the first book to offer a future vision for Indigenous education in the United States--a rich tapestry of ideas, frameworks, and dreams for educators, youth, and communities about Indigenous peoples and ideas. Across Lands and Waters was developed as an urgent response to the erasure of Indigenous futures, bringing together scholars from Alaska to Hawai'i to Rhode Island, and places in between, including poets, psychologists, language revitalizers, hula practitioners, philosophers, and others.

Across Lands and Waters offers a deep well of stories and perspectives from different Indigenous traditions. The contributors examine why we educate, what the role of schools, histories, and philosophies can be in overcoming racist and colonial legacies, and how to envision a radically different future. They discuss how a colonial system of education erases Indigenous realities; the vital importance of reclaiming Indigenous languages; the urgency of dismantling systems of oppression; the varied experiences of Indigenous peoples; and the crucial contributions of traditional ways of being and knowing.


Graced with original artwork by the celebrated artist Maria Hupfield and contributions by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz, Across Lands and Waters is a groundbreaking project that will serve as a beacon for teachers everywhere.

Megan Bang (Ojibwe and Italian descent) is a professor at Northwestern University and a member of the National Academy of Education. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee descent) is President's Professor at Arizona State University and a member of the National Academy of Education. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Ananda Marin (Choctaw and African American descent) is an associate professor at UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou descent) is a professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in New Zealand. Justin Hill is the managing editor of the Journal of American Indian Education, a publication of Arizona State University. The editor of Across Lands and Waters (by Megan Bang, Bryan Brayboy, Ananda Marin, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith and published by The New Press), he lives in Māʻili, Hawaiʻi.
Product Details ISBN: 9781620978207
ISBN-10: 1620978202
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: February 25th, 2025
Pages: 336
Language: English