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Chapter Six: Reclaiming Our Indigenous Worldview: A More Authentic Baseline for Social/Ecological Justice Work in Education
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Reclaiming Our Indigenous Worldview: A More Authentic Baseline for Social/Ecological Justice Work in Education
Four Arrows and Darcia Narvaez
A baseline is a clearly defined starting point (point of departure)from where implementation begins, improvement is judged, or comparison is made.—The Business Dictionary
All humans have a two million year-old person inside and if we lose contactwith that part of us, we lose our real roots.—Carl Jung1
…the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe.…We think the question is not whether the theory of the cosmos affects matters, but whether, in the long run, anything else affects them.—G. K. Chesterton (1986, p. 41)
I think we’re on the brink of disaster on many fronts. I believe that the Native people can help us out of that, help push us back away from that brink.—N. Scott Momaday (1992, p. 89) ← 93 | 94 →
A More Authentic Baseline
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