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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness

Cultural Hegemony During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, knowledge of how cultural hegemony works is incredibly important. It is a time when, in the context of larceny capitalism without adequate oversight and transparency, we must be vigilant to see how the administration and legislature are funneling enormous sums of money to elite corporations with the power to manipulate financial […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Important Areas of Development for Pre-Service Teachers

Enable disproportionately white pre-service teachers to better understand how cultural hegemony and neo-colonialism have impacted Native communities–or see below the surface of our lives to find out what for them is normal natural and common sense, and ask if all communities have the same cultural realities, experiences and life chances—and WHY these differences exist. Come […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Religion & Ideology

Not everyone agrees as to what the right definition of a religion is. Some would argue that a religion is a socio-cultural system that permits certain beliefs, morals, ethics, worldviews, narratives and texts, sacred places, prophecies, behaviors, practices, and organizations that relate human beings to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual world. An ideology would be a […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness

Colonialism, Neo-colonialism & Post-colonialism

Colonialism is the practice of establishing territorial dominion over a colony by an outside political power characterized by exploitation, expansion, and maintenance of that territory. It is the process of extending rights or retaining authority over people or territories. Neo-colonialism is the use of political, cultural, or other pressures to control a certain people.  Many […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Cultural Hegemony

Cultural hegemony may be defined as the domination of a culturally diverse society by powerful elites who manipulate the beliefs, explanations, perceptions, values, and customs of that society so that their worldview becomes the accepted cultural norm. Some of the tools through which this domination takes place are: Government Media Language Hollywood Management of companies […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Culturally Responsive & Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Ethnic Studies: Equity, Equality & Equal Educational Opportunity Characteristics of a Culturally Responsive Teacher (Richly & Graves) Ability to respond to the needs of all of the students in the classroom Demonstrate caring and empathy (high expectations) Reflective about their beliefs about other cultures (confront the stereotypes we embody) Reflective about own cultural frames of […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Social Class & Socio-Economic Status

Social class is defined as a division of a society based on wealth, income, education and social status.  The Native community is disproportionately low-income and poor relative to the general American population. Many families living on the reservation are near or below the poverty line. At Lac du Flambeau, the median household income is $20,451. […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Immigrants, Refugees, Parents & Guardians

HCAT (Healthier Community Action Team) coalition is a balance of expertise in the community committed to improving behavioral health through several distinct programs and strategies. The collaboration reflects government, schools, tribal community leaders, tribal health center, court systems, human services, law enforcement, tribal Head Start, elders, LDF Veterans Association, Cultural & Ojibwe Language. HCAT was formed […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Race, Racism & Whiteness

“Race” is a complex, bifurcated narrative; it is a double-sided coin. On one side of the coin is the category of Whiteness or unearned advantage. On the other side of the coin is racism or unearned oppression, which reflects the power of Whiteness to exclude, benefit from, and enact violence on those who do not […]

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Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness The Lac du Flambeau Curriculum

Gender Identity & Gender Expression

In Native ontology generally, not only do we need to show respect for non-human forms of life but all forms of life are worthy of respect and inclusion. Gender is understood in a less binary (he/she) fashion. Rigid categorization is not normal. People can identify as 2-spirit beings, while being male- or female-bodied. Native gender […]