Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Department or School/College
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
Kirsten W. Murray
John Sommers-Flanagan, Veronica Johnson, Janine Pease, Maegan Rides At The Door
Indigenous Research Methodologies, Indigenous methodology, tribal epistemologies, tribal practices and protocols, Apsáalooke, Native American, American Indian, Native American Student, higher education, tribal nation building
University of Montana
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.
Hill, Salena Ann Beaumont, "EDUCATION IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON: GAINING UNDERSTANDING FROM APSÁALOOKE KNOWLEDGE" (2020). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11643.
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