Traditional Wisdom Our Strength

Volume 18, No. 2 – Winter 2006



  • Indigenous Evaluation Can Decolonize Us

    I am excited about the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC)’s new initiative on indigenous evaluation, perhaps because, in recent years, I have been fortunate to observe firsthand how indigenous perspectives can be used to evaluate education.


Talking Circle

Media Reviews

  • Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country – CD-ROM: Economic Profiles of American Indian Reservations

    TILLER'S GUIDE COVERby Veronica E. Velarde Tiller (Editor)
    BowArrow Publishing Co. (2006)
    Includes 467 photos with locator maps
    ISBN: 978-1-885931-05-0
    Price:  $199.00

    Review by Anita Scheetz

    The CD version of Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country has been somewhat updated using 2000 census data.

  • The Gospel of the Redman: Commemorative Edition

    GOSPEL OF THE REDMAN COVERby Ernest Thompson Seton and Julia M. Seton
    World Wisdom Inc. (2005)
    Bloomington, IN
    130 pages — ISBN 0-941532-76-3
    Paperback $17.95

    Review by Kim Pappin

    The Gospel of the Redman,

  • Cowboys, Indians & Lawyers

    COWBOYS, INDIANS, AND LAWYERS COVERBullfrog Films (2005), PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547
    ISBN: 1-59458-379-X
    57 minute DVD
    (Grades 9-12, College, and Adult)

    Review by Michael Thompson

    Julia Dengel’s documentary about the Animas-LaPlata River Project in Colorado navigates one heavily-subsidized,

  • The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction

    PEOPLE AND THE WORD COVERby Robert Warrior
    University of Minnesota Press (2005)
    Minneapolis, MN
    280 pages
    ISBN 0-8166-4616-3 (hardcover) $59.95
    ISBN 0-8166-4617-1 (paperback) $19.95

    Review by Michael Thompson

    The latest work by Osage writer Robert Warrior,

  • Crazy Horse, A Life

    CRAZY HORSE COVERby Larry McMurtry
    Penguin Putnam, Inc. (1999)
    New York
    160 Pages — ISBN 0-670-88234-8
    Hardcover $13.97

    Review by Tracey Jilot

    In his introduction,

  • Promise: Bozeman’s Trail to Destiny

    PROMISE COVERby Serle L. Chapman
    Pavey Western Publishing (2004)
    Park City, UT
    214 pages — ISBN 0-9528607-1
    Hardcover $49.95

    Review by Philippina Halstead

    Photographer and author Serle Chapman tells the turbulent history of the Bozeman Trail through historical fiction,

Life of a College Mom


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