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Indigenous Geography Education

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The Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) invites recommendations of resources for educators on the topic of indigenous Geography education. We are especially interested in the sharing of syllabi, as well as the recommending of resources in the categories below. Please contact the IPSG Secretary with suggestions.

Indigenous Education Links:

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

The Indigenous Education Institute (IEI)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Education

Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA)

Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN)

Native American Educational Resources (links)


Pacific Worlds - Online Indigenous Geography Education Resources for Hawai‘i and the Pacific

Books and Articles:

Cajete, Gregory and Leroy Little Bear, Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence Clear Light Books, 1999.

Cajete, Gregory, Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education. Kivaki Press, 1993.

Cajete, Gregory, Igniting the Sparkle: An Indigienous Science Education Model. Kivaki Press, 1999

Deloria, Vine and Daniel R. Wildcat, Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Fulcrum Publishing, 2001.

Barden, Jack, "Cultural perspectives and the nature of science" Tribal College Journal, Volume X Fall 1998 #1.

Van Otten, George A. and Setsuo Tsutsui, "Geocentrism and Indigenous Education" Journal of American Indian Education, Vol. 22 No. 2, January 1983.

Strategies for Teaching Science to Native Americans


Tribal College Journal

Journal of American Indian Education, Arizona State University


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