ED: Indigenizing Education (EDIE)


EDIE A612 Indigenous Epistemologies in Alaska 3 Credits

Examines, analyzes and applies Indigenous knowledge systems with a focus on Alaska Native epistemologies.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing

EDIE A630 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 3 Credits

Examines and describes Alaska Native cultures and ways of being using history, culture, and the social context. Covers Indigenous approaches to values, behavior, balance, interconnection of family and community through cultural ways of knowing, and the importance of Elders and ancestors for life towards resiliency and reciprocity as culture adapts to national and global societies. Examines Alaska Native traditional values as holistic approaches towards wellness and healing as a critical concept.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing

EDIE A641 Indigenizing Learning and Organizations 3 Credits

Examines the complexity of Indigenizing institutions and workplaces to build space for Indigenous and Otherized populations' academic learning, resistance, and reconciliation. Strategizes the advancement and transformation of systemic spaces that shift Eurocentric perspectives and dynamics within systems to Indigenous perspectives.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing

EDIE A658 Indigenizing Teaching and Education System 3 Credits

Examines the relationships among policy, pedagogy, and practice in Western and Indigenous educational systems and views of citizenship. Identifies and compares community resources and holistic teaching from different worldviews applying local, national, and global perspectives. Examines pedagogical implications of cultural interfaces to shift towards cultural responsiveness and sustaining teaching practices and education systems. Emphasizes awareness of Otherized populations' practices, beliefs, values, and worldviews and the role these play in working for systemic change in local communities.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing

EDIE A664 Tribal Governance in Education 3 Credits

Examines historical context of policies and laws related to tribal governance that led to tribal compacting in education. Analyzes case studies of tribal laws and governance structures and practices from historical and community-based perspectives. Explores implications of tribal law for communities to enact self-governance in schools and other organizations.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing