This collection brings together the autobiographical stories of post-World War II American Indians who were able to succeed in the American education system and become educational leaders.
"For the first time, American Indian leadership theory is connected with practice. Featuring 24 perspectives, this book provides the most comprehensive look at contemporary American Indian leadership ever published. This book is written primarily for those young leaders who are beginning careers where they work with Indian tribes and organizations. Each of the stories found in the book represent significant challenges and barriers, along with the reflections of having lived these experiences to become a stronger leader. This book can help younger leaders avoid the mistakes of the past and will help them develop the skills that will sustain them. The book is organized around four styles of leadership found in American Indian society. It presents a graphic model of leadership style and then provides examples of each specific type of leadership through stories from recognized leaders in various professions. Because one precept of tribal communities is that elders are responsible for teaching the next generation, the stories are presented in a narrative style. The stories themselves reflect comprehensive assessments of historical pivot points for tribal sovereignty in this country." -- Publisher's description
Visions of educational revolution / Dave Archambault Sr. -- BIA Indian education reform 1979 / Earl J. Barlow -- Perspectives / Robert Keams Chiago -- A community of leaders: American Indian education policy development / David Beaulieu -- The elder link / Rosemary Ackley Christensen -- Leadership and community / Joe McDonald -- Creating sacred places / Sandra J. Fox -- In the spirit of life renewed / David M. Gipp -- May it always be so / Perry Horse -- Visions revisited: Leadership in Indian country / Cynthia Lindquist -- Helps the people: The dance of the seasons (Ak bi li kkux she' : Ash he'e lee taa li ssua): A retrospective on leadership / Janine Pease -- Concrete teepees, faceless bureaucrats, and learned helplessness / Linda Sue Warner -- Leadership / Barbara Bartone -- No mountain too high / Don Day -- The tribal college movement: My observation of leadership in Indian country / John Forkenbrock -- A perspective: Indian education and the federal workplace / Gerald E. Gipp -- Visions revisited: Increasing the number of American Indian health professionals / Lois Fister Steele -- Studying exceptional leaders to create a model of effectiveness / Rick St. Germaine -- Leadership and Indian education: A dozen observations / John W. Tippeconnic III -- Cultivating education for cultural sustainability in Alaska native communities / Ray Barnhardt -- What are characteristics of effective leaders based on 40-plus years of living and learning? / Roger Bordeaux -- Transferring knowledge of the tribal college movement / Cheryl Crazy Bull -- Journey into leadership / Denny Sparr Hurtado -- A tribal college president / Thomas Shortbull -- Leadership model
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