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Date of Award
Department or Program Affiliation
Woodring College of Education - Educational Leadership
Doctorate of Education
Education Leadership and Inclusive Teaching
Bruce, Tim (Professor)
Robertson, Wayne Thomas
In relationship with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community using an Indigenous research paradigm listening to stories and lived experiences resulted in narratives of Swinomish students attending La Conner Public Schools in La Conner, Washington. The purpose and research questions were generated through focus group interviews of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community elders, family members, parents, and educators. In other focus groups and individual interviews, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community elders, family members, parents, educators, and high school seniors, share their experiences at La Conner Public Schools. Their stories tell the reader the factors that contribute to successful experiences while sharing the barriers and challenges they faced as well. From an analysis of these qualitative data, recommendations are presented to alleviate the barriers and challenges and enhance the successes of Swinomish students attending La Conner Public Schools.
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner Public Schools, Blackfeet, K-12, Stories, Tribal, Tribe, Indigenous Research Paradigm, Swinomish Student Success, Student Success, Native American, Indian, Native, Elementary School, High School, Tribal Partnership
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Swinomish Indians--Education; Public schools--Washington (State)--La Conner;Indian high school students--Washington (State)--La Conner
La Conner (Wash.)
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Makoyiisaaminaa, William, "aahkóinnimaan kii makoyiisaaminaa: indigenous success in La Conner public schools" (2023). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1213.