The book challenges teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and community stakeholders to build dynamic learning environments through which indigenous learners can be "Boldly Indigenous in a Global World!" Three days of focused dialogue at the 2005 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) led to the charge to create Volume II of Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother’s Voice. Building on the first volume, Volume II examines these topics:

  • Regenerating and transforming language and culture pedagogy that reminds us that what is "Contemporary is Native"
  • Living indigenous leadership that engages and ensures the presence, readiness, and civic work of our next generation of leaders
  • Indigenizing assessment and accountability that makes certain that native values and strengths lead this important work
  • Highlighting the power of partnerships that begin with the child-elder, which is then nurtured in community and institutions to cross boundaries of cultural difference, physical geography, native and non-native institutions and communities

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother’s Voice, Volume II honors the wisdom of our ancestors, highlights the diversity of our indigenous stories, and illuminates the passion of forward-looking scholars.

part I|48 pages

New Horizons for Language and Culture

chapter |2 pages

Basket as Metaphor: The Base of the Basket

BySamuel Suina

chapter |3 pages


ByLawrence E. Wheeler, P. Eileen Williams Bardeau

chapter 4|12 pages

Generating a Sustainable Legacy: Teaching Founded Upon the Kumu Honua Mauli Ola

ByKalena Silva, Makalapua Alencastre, Keiki Kawai‘ae‘a, Housman Alohalani

chapter 5|8 pages

“Ho‘i hou i ke kumu!” Teachers as Nation Builders

ByKawai‘ae‘a Keiki

part II|69 pages

Leadership is Living Indigenous in a New Way

chapter |2 pages

Basket as Metaphor: The Shaping of the Basket

BySamuel Suina

chapter 6|5 pages

Living Leadership

ByMaenette K.P. Ah Nee-Benham

chapter 7|5 pages

The Stories Inside

ByEdyael Casaperalta

chapter 8|5 pages

What Does It Mean to Lead and Advocate for Our A‘ani Language?

ByLynette Stein-Chandler

chapter 9|4 pages

Life Lessons from the Land: Loko Kuapa as Leadership Model

ByNoelani Lee

chapter 10|5 pages

Leading in Relationship, Learning from Our Youths

ByMalia Villegas

chapter 11|5 pages

Gustango Gold: Lessons in Leadership from Corn

ByLawrence E. Wheeler

chapter 12|4 pages

Leadership Defined by Action: “Lead by Example”

ByTheresa Jackson

chapter 13|6 pages

A Journey Home: Did We Ever Leave?

ByJeremy Garcia

chapter 14|4 pages

From Indian to Odawa: A Journey Toward Understanding Identity

ByMatthew VanAlstine

chapter 15|5 pages

Passing the Torch: Preserving the Flame

ByTeresa Magnuson

chapter 16|4 pages

Awakening the Power Within

ByLai-Lani Ovalles

chapter 17|7 pages

What’s Next?

ByMaenette K.P. Ah Nee-Benham

part III|139 pages

Indigenizing Accountability and Assessment

chapter |2 pages

Basket as Metaphor: Weaving the Basket

BySamuel Suina

chapter 18|12 pages

A Story Shared

ByKatherine Tibbetts, Susan Faircloth, Maenette K.P. Ah Nee-Benham, Tamarah Pfeiffer

chapter 19|18 pages

Our Stories: Turning Our Gaze Inward

chapter 20|4 pages

Looking Forward

ByKatherine Tibbetts, Susan Faircloth

part IV|4 pages

The Promise and Joy of Partnerships

chapter |2 pages

Basket as Metaphor: The Braid Links all Parts of the Basket

BySamuel Suina

chapter |2 pages

A Poem of Partnership

ByLai-Lani Ovalles

chapter 21|2 pages

The Foundational Partnership: Learning from the Voices of Our Elders

ByMaenette K.P. Ah Nee-Benham, Francisco Guajardo

chapter 22|4 pages

The Heart of the Story: Framing Partnerships

ByFrancisco Guajardo

part V|16 pages

Challenge to All Indigenous Scholar-Practitioners