The Power of Vision contributes to the knowledge of Indigenous leaders, leadership, and leadership theory, with a particular focus on the elements of values, vision, stewardship, and service. This qualitative study utilized a theoretical framework of servant leadership, Freirean pedagogy, and Mezirow’s transformative learning theory to explore the lived experiences of six Indigenous people representing six Indigenous Nations, as well as an ally to the Indigenous community, who have dedicated their lives to sport as collegiate athletes, professional athletes, Olympians, sport movement creators, and/or sneaker innovators. Portraits are presented of each individual that detail the creation of movement(s) the individual visioneered to advocate for, and/or create access to, sport for Indigenous youth. The movement(s) challenge the continued impacts of colonization, oppression, and historical trauma across the United States and/or Canada. The initial conceptual framework proved to be useful in describing aspects of their leadership but limited overall, as the narratives of these individuals revealed distinct collective values, agency, dedication, and aspects of vision that focused on renewing the strength of their respective Nations.
|Commitee:||Galloway, Mollie, Figueroa, Mark|
|School:||Lewis and Clark College|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Business education, Native American studies|
|Keywords:||First Nations, Leadership theory, Native American, Servant leadership, Sports, Vision|
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