This article addresses the problematic deficiency in research and scholarship that centers Indigenous women’s voices in educational leadership. As Indigenous women scholars, we engaged a qualitative study that involved Indigenous women leaders from across the United States, and our discussion in this work focuses on the perspectives of Indigenous women working in education. We first provide a current snapshot of Indigenous women in postsecondary education and review preliminary theories on Indigenous leadership. We highlight cultural, social, and political factors that influence Indigenous women educational leaders, and we conclude with recommendations for the cultivation of future Indigenous women leaders.
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Minthorn, R., & Shotton, H. J. (2019). Indigenous Women’s Approaches to Educational Leadership: Creating Space for Indigenous Women in Education. International Journal of Human Rights Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/ijhre/vol3/iss1/6