Engaging Indigenous Communities in the Classroom: The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University

  • Robin Dushane
  • Sandra Garner
  • Casey Smitson
  • Jason Banks
Keywords: community driven research, experiential learning, Indigenous communities

Abstract

This article explores the concepts of community driven research and experiential learning in the context of partnerships between universities and indigenous communities. Specifically, this article examines the successes and challenges of Miami University’s partnership with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (ESTOO). Taking a dialogic approach, a professor, two students and a tribal leader, reflect on their experiences within the partnership and provide insight into how partnerships between universities and indigenous communities might develop, function, and serve both students and community members.

Published
2017-07-29
How to Cite
Dushane, R., Garner, S., Smitson, C., & Banks, J. (2017). Engaging Indigenous Communities in the Classroom: The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 2(1), 297-313. https://doi.org/10.15402/esj.v2i1.212