This notes from the field article is about my personal, educational, and professional journeys as an Indigenous woman living and working in the small island states of Oceania. My own story describes the struggles that continue today among many young Indigenous students, be they in school or in higher education institutions with structures and processes that do not take their cultural backgrounds or identities into consideration. The results are often damaging both to the students, as well as to the institutions themselves. However, in this work, I advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges in education, as I have for decades, and I interweave my sentiments with poetry that reflects my feelings and memories.
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Helu Thaman, K. (2019). Learning to Think in the Language of Strangers: Indigenous Education in a Colonized and Globalized Pacific. International Journal of Human Rights Education, 3(1). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/ijhre/vol3/iss1/8