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Date of Award

Spring 6-9-2023

Author Requested Restriction

Open Access (no restriction)

Work Type

Dissertation in Practice

Degree Name

Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD)




UWT-Muckleshoot Cohort Doctoral Program

First Advisor

Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Michelle Montgomery, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Laura Lynn, Ph.D.


This research study will interview participants from the first cohort of the Indigenizing Pedagogy Institute at the University of Washington Tacoma. The current educational system is failing to adequately serve American Indian/Alaska Native Students' Educational needs. Education creates knowledge, develops our political and civic goals, and systemically influences socialization and how we see ourselves and others; it determines our economic future and well-being. We must modify our pedagogy if we are to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native Students.