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Voices of Indigenuity

edited by Michelle R. Montgomery

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Intersections in Environmental Justice Series
Challenges the very way that a Eurocentric society thinks.”
—Heather Bruegl, historian, citizen Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and a first-line descendant Stockbridge Munsee
Fresh and necessary. American education lags far behind practices elsewhere, but this book evens the playing field for our marginalized and Indigenous people.”
—Dr. Marla Conwell, enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe, DIDA, MPA

Voices of Indigenuity collects the voices of the Indigenous Speaker Series and multigenerational Indigenous peoples to introduce best practices for traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). In this edited collection, presenters from the series, both within and outside of the academy, examine the ways they have utilized TEK for inclusive teaching practices and in environmental justice efforts.

Advocating for and providing an expansion of place-based Indigenized education that infuses Indigenous epistemologies for student success in both K–12 and higher education curricula, these essays explore topics such as land fragmentation, remote sensing, and outreach through the lens of TEK, demonstrating methods of fusing learning with Indigenous knowledge (IK). Contributors emphasize the need to increase the perspectives of IK within institutionalized knowledge beyond being co-opted into non-Indigenous frameworks that may be fundamentally different from Indigenous ways of thinking.

Decolonizing current harmful pedagogical curricula and research training about the natural world through an Indigenous- guided approach is an essential first step to rebuilding a healthy relationship with our environment while acknowledging that all relationships come with an ethical responsibility. Voices of Indigenuity captures the complexities of exploring the contextualized meanings for why TEK should be integrated into Western environmental science processes and frameworks while rooted in Indigenous studies programs.

Contributors: Georgina Badoni, Laural Ballew, Mary Banner, Denise Bill, Elise Bill-Gerrish, Paulette Blanchard, Gina Campbell, Christopher Dennis, Jessica Dennis, Joshua Dennis, Emma Elliott, Ryan Emanuel, Joseph Gazing Wolf, Troy Goodnough, Dawn Hardison-Stevens, Lesley Iaukea, Brandi Kamermans, Clement Loo, Misty Peacock, Dolly Potts, Tim San Pedro, Kevin Tapuke, Sylvia Tapuke, Barbara Wolfin, Thayne Yazzie

The ebook edition will be made open access within three years of publication thanks to Path to Open, a program developed  to bring about equitable access and impact for the entire scholarly community, including authors, researchers, libraries, and university presses around the world. Learn more


Michelle R. Montgomery (enrolled Haliwa Saponi/descendant Eastern Band Cherokee) is associate professor and chair in the Division of Social and Historical Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the assistant director for the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the Indigenous curriculum and community advisor for the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. Montgomery’s successes include transparent and trustworthy collaborations with transboundary Indigenous scholars and communities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and the broader discipline; practice of Indigenous knowledges’ connection to climate justice; and Indigenous pedagogy through a lens of ecocritical race theory.

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  • Hardcover Price: $95.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-64642-508-2
  • Paperback Price: $34.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-64642-509-9
  • Ebook Price: $28.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $14.50
  • EISBN: 978-1-64642-510-5
  • Publication Month: December
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Pages: 294
  • Illustrations: 21
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Michelle R. Montgomery
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-64642-509-9
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