Contents - Acknowledgments; 1. Fires Need Fuel - Merging Science Education with American Indian Community Needs - Keith James; Part 1. Education; 2. Education and American Indian Communities - A History of Pain, a Future of Promise? - Keith James; 3. Indigenous Consciousness, Education, and Science - Issues of Perception and Language - Cornel Pewewardy; 4. A Personal Journey into Science, Feminist Science, and Aboriginal Science - Lillian Dyck; 5. How to Get What Indian Communities Need from Science - Clifton Poodry; 6. The Native American Honor Society - Challenging Indian Students to Achieve - Frank Dukepoo; Part 2. Culture; 7. Culture - The Spirit Beneath the Surface - Keith James; 8. Tradition and Education - The World Made Seamless Again - Oscar Kawageley; 9. Rebuilding Languages to Revitalize Communities and Cultures - Ofelia Zepeda; 10. Trodding the Circle from Indian Community to University Research and Back - Gilbert John; Part 3. Economic and Community Development; 11. Building Futures Together - Keith James; 12. Education as a Tool for American Indian Community Development - Needs and Strategies - James Lujan; 13. Managing Tribal Assets - Developing Long-Term Strategic Plans - Dean Howard Smith and Joseph S. Anderson; 14. On the Front Lines of Indian Health - Practical and Political Issues in Providing Community Health Care - Gerri Shangreaux; 15. Innovative Strategies for Promoting Development in Indian Communities - Ron Jamieson; Part 4. The Land, the People, and Science; 16. Sons of the Sun, Daughters of the Earth - Keith James; 17. Water and Water Quality Issues in and for American Indian Communities - Freda Porter-Locklear; 18. Land, People, and Culture - Using Geographic Information Systems to Build Community Capacity - Jhon Goes in Center; 19. The Three Sisters - Care for the Land and the People - Jane Mt. Pleasant; Part 5. Science and Self-Governance; 20. Science and Self-Governance - Power, Practice, and Politics - Keith James; 21. Rebuilding Tradition to Create Workable Modern Systems and Practices for Indian Communities - Reggie Crowshoe; 22. The Value of Scientific and Engineering Training for Indian Communities - George Thomas; 23. Land, Science, and Indigenous Science - Tales from a Modern Treaty Negotiation Process - Cliff Atleo; 24. Conclusions - Closing the Circuit - Keith James; Contributors; Index
Keith James is associate professor of social and organizational psychology at Colorado State University and a member of the Onondaga community.
"The authors (nearly all Native Americans) do not downplay the ways in which mainstream science has been used (or abused) to oppress or obliterate native peoples, and no unified approach emerges; nevertheless, the essays collectively convey a sense of the value of a creative synthesis of superficially incompatible traditions."-Choice * Choice *