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The Way of the Warrior: Indigenous Youth Navigating the Challenges of Schooling

2011

The Way of the Warrior: Indigenous Youth Navigating the Challenges of Schooling

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This study examines the educational experiences of 39 First Nations youth, ages 16-20 years, from two, First Nations, on-reserve, communities in northern Ontario, who share their reflections and experiences of reserve and public schooling. We drew on the Indigenous metaphor of the “new warrior” to analyze how these youth experienced and responded to educational challenges. Their conversations describe how racism framed their schooling experiences and how they made use of their Indigenous sources of strength, which included family and community structures, to address the inequalities in their schooling.

Hare, J., & Pidgeon, M. (2011). The way of the warrior: indigenous youth navigating the challenges of schooling. Canadian Journal of Education, 93-111.

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