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Look To The Mountain: An Ecology Of Indigenous Education
Trade Paperback. Conservation/American Indian Culture. An important contribution to the body of indigenous cultural knowledge and a way to secure its continuance.
Paperback, Fifth Printing, 245 pages
Published 1994 by Kivaki Press
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I have spent as much time as I can for the present. This is a book I will want to consult, in the development of First Nations curricula at the university level. I believe many of the notions fit well with the Western perspective of self-directed learning (cf. http://www.buccaneerscholar.com/). In particular, I like the perspective regarding empowerment and its connection to respect. I will probably return later to give this book more "stars" (I am just beginning to evaluate books!).
Gregory Cajete, Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. In addition, he has lectured at colleges and universities in the ...moreMore about Gregory Cajete...