Indigenous core values and education: Community beliefs towards sustaining local knowledge

The Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School

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This article highlights core values linked with Indigenous ways of conceptualizing community and education. In doing so, this work explores Indigenous tensions with restrictive historical policies that have resulted in reconciliation with mainstream education, local perceptions of the need for adaptation, and the convergence of multiple epistemological survival strategies. Drawing from narratives shared by Pueblo Indian peoples participating in multiple approaches to educational development while sustaining local knowledge, the article examines the relationship between values and local knowledge priorities that may have significance for the ways in which education is conceived in and out of schools and with Indigenous peoples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-432
Number of pages18
JournalCurriculum Inquiry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 20 2018

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  • Indigenous education
  • Pueblo education
  • indigenous core values


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