Native Presence and Sovereignty in College: Sustaining Indigenous Weapons to Defeat Systemic Monsters

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  • Bhavika Sicka Old Dominion University

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Abstract

In Native Presence and Sovereignty in College: Sustaining Indigenous Weapons to Defeat Systemic Monsters, Amanda Tachine delineates the barriers that hinder the personal and academic goals of Navajo students, and what sources of strength and comfort these students channel to guide them toward college. Tachine stresses the importance of story-sharing and world-making, which she herself employs. She uses a story rug technique, weaving together the narratives of ten Navajo students as they journey to and through college, bringing together their experiences of belonging in educational settings and offering us lessons gleaned. The storylines serve as threads, which she connects to construct collective themes as part of a larger tapestry.

Author Biography

Bhavika Sicka, Old Dominion University

BHAVIKA SICKA is an international student from India pursuing a PhD in Higher Education at Old Dominion University, USA. She holds a BA in English from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and an MFA from Old Dominion University. She has previously worked as an Adjunct Professor of English, a Writing Specialist for TRiO Student Support Services, and an Account Planner for Google. She speaks Hindi, Bengali, and English. She is interested in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, both in the US and her home country of India. sickabhavika@gmail.com

 

Published

2022-07-27

How to Cite

Sicka, B. (2022). Native Presence and Sovereignty in College: Sustaining Indigenous Weapons to Defeat Systemic Monsters. Journal of International Students, 12(3), 1047–1051. Retrieved from https://ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/5002

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