Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on education have long persisted alongside colonial models of education, yet too often have been subsumed within the fields of multiculturalism, critical race theory, and progressive education. Timely and compelling, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education features research, theory, and dynamic foundational readings for educators and educational researchers who are looking for possibilities beyond the limits of liberal democratic schooling. Featuring original chapters by authors at the forefront of theorizing, practice, research, and activism, this volume helps define and imagine the exciting interstices between Indigenous and decolonizing studies and education. Each chapter forwards Indigenous principles - such as Land as literacy and water as life - that are grounded in place-specific efforts of creating Indigenous universities and schools, community organizing and social movements, trans and Two Spirit practices, refusals of state policies, and land-based and water-based pedagogies.

chapter |23 pages


ByLinda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang

chapter 1|14 pages

Literacies of Land

Decolonizing Narratives, Storying, and Literature
BySandra Styres

chapter 2|12 pages

Haa Shageinyaa

“Point Your Canoe Downstream and Keep Your Head Up!”
ByNaadli Todd Lee Ormiston

chapter 4|20 pages

River as Lifeblood, River as Border

The Irreconcilable Discrepancies of Colonial Occupation From/With/On/Of the Frontera
ByMarissa Muñoz

chapter 5|21 pages

Indigenous Oceanic Futures

Challenging Settler Colonialisms and Militarization
ByNoelani Goodyear-Ka‘o̱pua

chapter 6|13 pages

The Ixil University and the Decolonization of Knowledge

ByGiovanni Batz

chapter 7|15 pages

Decolonizing Indigenous Education in the Postwar City

Native Women’s Activism from Southern California to the Motor City
ByKyle T. Mays, Kevin Whalen

chapter 8|15 pages

Queering Indigenous Education

ByAlex Wilson, Marie Laing

chapter 9|13 pages

Colonial Conventions

Institutionalized Research Relationships and Decolonizing Research Ethics
ByMadeline Whetung, Sarah Wakefield

chapter 10|16 pages

Decolonization for the Masses?

Grappling With Indigenous Content Requirements in the Changing Canadian Post-Secondary Environment
ByAdam Gaudry, Danielle E. Lorenz

chapter 11|14 pages

E Kore Au e Ngaro, He KA̱kano i Ruia mai i RangiA̱tea (I Will Never Be Lost, I Am a Seed Sown From RangiA̱tea)

Te Wa̱nanga o Raukawa as an Example of Educating for Indigenous Futures
ByKim McBreen

chapter 12|15 pages

Designing Futures of Identity

Navigating Agenda Collisions in Pacific Disability
ByCatherine Picton, Rasela Tufue-Dolgoy

chapter 13|11 pages

Decolonizing Education Through Transdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change Education

ByTeresa Newberry, Octaviana V. Trujillo

chapter 14|9 pages

With Roots in the Water

Revitalizing Straits Salish Reef Net Fishing as Education for Well-Being and Sustainability
ByNicholas XEMṮOLTW̱ Claxton, Carmen Rodríguez de France

chapter 15|14 pages

wałyaʕasukʔi naananiqsakqin

At the Home of Our Ancestors: Ancestral Continuity in Indigenous Land-Based Language Immersion
Bychuutsqa Layla Rorick

chapter |14 pages

Afterword: Meeting the Land(s) Where They Are At

A Conversation Between Erin Marie Konsmo (Métis) and Karyn Recollet (Urban Cree)
Edited ByLinda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang