Small Steps, Big Impact Episode 3 – Indigenous Pedagogy
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Our guest today is Dr. Laura Pipe, Director of the Teaching Innovations Center here at UNCG. She is descended from the Tuscarora and is also the Faculty Advisor for the Native American Student Association, referred to as NASA. Our conversation today focuses on the importance of Indigenous pedagogy and the role of storytelling.
Link to full transcript here.
Music, A Short Walk, from Zapsplat.com
Quote from the Episode
“We all need to trust our students a little bit more.”
About our Guest
Laura Pipe directs the Teaching Innovations Office overseeing campus-wide faculty and educational development programming. Laura aims to create academically enriched programs that promote integrated learning, teaching innovations and faculty collaboration. Laura completed her B.S. in Journalism (Texas Christian University), her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education (Syracuse University), and her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (UNCG) with a PostBac in Teaching Sociology (UNCG). Her scholarly and teaching interests focus on a critical examination of action sports (bicycle motocross, skateboarding, stock car racing) through the conception, construction and consumption of space, and justice-forward pedagogy and teaching practice.
Feel free to reach out to Dr. Pipe directly if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources from the Episode
- Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought by Sandy Grande
- Indian Country Today Site
- Why Land Acknowledgments Matter: A guide to indigenous land acknowledgment
- Native Land Digital Map: Native-Land.ca
- Project 562 – national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in The United States
- Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education (Merculieff & Roderick 2013)
- Relearning the Star Stories of Indigenous Peoples (Taylor 2019)
- Healing: the stories of academic success and barriers faced by Lumbee tribal young adults (Locklear 2017)
- “Do you live in a Teepee? Do you have Running Water?” The harrowing Experiences of American Indians in North Carolina’s Urban K-12 Schools (Hunt, Locklear, Bullard, & Pacheco 2020)
- Under the Rattlesnake: Cherokee Health and Resiliency (Lefler & Belt 2009) – UNCG Library E-book (requires UNCG login credentials) or (you can purchase a copy here on amazon.)
- Introduction: Coloniality of power and de-colonial thinking (Mignolo 2007)
- Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Living Our Way to New Thinking (Battiste 2010) or visit ERIC
- Naturalizing Indigenous Knowledge with Eurocentric Education (Battiste & Youngblood Henderson 2000)
- Indigenous Concepts of Education: Toward elevating humanity for all learners (Van Wyk & Adeniji-Neill, eds. 2014)
- Red Pedagogy in TEACH BOLDLY! (Grande 2010) or visit JSTOR
- Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies (Denzin, Lincoln, Tuhiwai Smith, eds. 2014) – find the full book at Sage Publications
- Grande. Red Pedagogy: The Un-Methodology or visit Sage Publications site
- Cajete. Seven Orientations for the Development of Indigenous Science or visit Sage Publications site
- Kincheloe & Steinberg. Indigenous Knowledges in Education: Complexities, Dangers, and Profound Benefits or visit Sage Publications site