Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Education Is Your Most Powerful Weapon: Gaining Understanding from Apsáalooke Knowledge
by Hill, Salena Ann Beaumont, Ph.D., University of Montana, 2020, 178; 28093674
Abstract (Summary)

American Indian college students have many motivating factors for pursuing a higher education. One common theme among American Indian college students is the motivation to give back to their tribal nation. This study explores the expectations of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation for college students returning home. An Indigenous Research Methodology with Apsáalooke epistemology is used. Along with tribal practices and protocols, situational analysis was adapted to align with the methodology. The findings include four major elements informing Apsáalooke expectations of returning students: culture and identity, the college student experience, the realities of returning home, and expectations of Apsáalooke students who have obtained a college education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Murray, Kirsten W.
Commitee: Sommers-Flanagan, John, Johnson, Veronica, Pease, Janine, Rides At The Door, Maegan
School: University of Montana
Department: Counselor Education & Supervision
School Location: United States -- Montana
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education, Native American studies, Social research
Keywords: American Indian, Apsáalooke, Indigenous research methodologies, Native American, Native American student, Tribal nation building
Publication Number: 28093674
ISBN: 9798664799194
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