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2016 September English Journal, v106.1

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Issue Theme: Native Feminist Texts

Level(s): Middle, Secondary

ISBN/ISSN: 0013-8274


Issue Theme: Native Feminist Texts

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From the Editors
Julie Gorlewski and David Gorlewski

High School Matters Collaboration, Texts, and Team-Building: Creating Opportunities for Conversation and Understanding
Katie Greene

EJ in Focus: Introduction to Native Feminist Texts
Eve Tuck and Karyn Recollet

Native Feminisms in Motion
Leilani Sabzalian
Abstract: This piece illustrates a community’s attempts to reclaim physical and ideological space in an urban public school district, linking Native feminist theories to the production of three Native feminist texts by a collective of Native students, families, and educators.

Le(e/a)ks: Being Anishinaabekwe on the Land Is Political
Cara Mumford
Abstract: With a poem by Dr. Leanne Simpson, Anishinaabe scholar and storyteller, at its foundation, this article discusses the impact on Métis filmmaker Cara Mumford of creating a short film based on the poem, while exploring connections between women, language, and land within Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg territory.

The Precarious Position of the Black Settler Pedagogue: Decolonizing (De-weaponizing) Our Praxis through the Critical Reading of Native Feminist Texts
Monique Cherry-McDaniel
Abstract: This article explains how Native feminist texts are helpful in challenging preservice secondary English teachers to examine what the author calls “settler teacher syndrome,” a condition in which classroom teachers make instructional, pedagogical, and disciplinary decisions that support settler colonialism.

Indigenous Women Charting Local and Global Pathways Forward
Priscilla Settee
Abstract: This work describes some of the colonial issues that Indigenous women face and how they are rising to the challenge, partly through training young leaders and building broader alliances.

“We Are Still Here”: An Interview with Debbie Reese

Engaging Indigeneity and Avoiding Appropriation: An Interview with Adrienne Keene

Poem: That Girl
Kristin Gifford

Poem: Poetry Out Loud
Jonathan S. Loper

Poem: Driving Behind Alex Orchowski’s Combine
Paul Wiegel

Poem: Castiglione’s Advice to Young Women
Tracy Tensen

Poem: Response from a Young Woman
Tracy Tensen

Poem: English 101
Jennifer Novotney

Poem: Outside Seaside High School
Jim Hanlen

Book Reviews
Dionne Bartley; Eric Ekholm; Tracy Tensen

Carpe Librum: Seize the (YA) Book--Possible Impossibilities: The Power of Magical Realism for Adolescent Readers
Tricia Ebarvia
Abstract: This column serves as a space dedicated to conversation about Young Adult literature and to celebrate adolescents, their reading, and their experiences by reviewing the texts that engage them.

Lingua Anglia: Bridging Language and Learners--Bridging Literacies: Poetic Translation as an Act of Empowerment
Kristin Winet and Ryan L. Winet
Abstract: “Lingua Anglia: Bridging Language and Learners” discusses critical, transformative, and powerful ways to support students’ acquisition of Standard English.

Speaking Truth to Power--Changing Minds: Critical Reflection
Sarah L. Morris
Abstract: "Speaking Truth to Power" seeks to explore the experiences and possibilities that arise when educators speak Truth to power.

Soft(a)ware in the English Classroom--Woodless and Wired: How Digital Learning Scars the Earth and What to Do
Tom Liam Lynch
Abstract: “Soft(a)ware in the English Classroom” seeks to identify the ways in which our teaching and learning lives are influenced by software.

Under Discussion: Teaching Speaking and Listening--Joyful Reading Is Our Goal
Michelle Brown
Abstract: This column seeks to provide a forum in which we can lean on each other to investigate and improve the quality of our classroom discussion leadership.

Reframing Readiness--Minding the Gap: Reframing Writing as Creative Problem-Solving
Lindy L. Johnson and Nicole Sieben; Peggy O’Neill

Continuous Becoming: Moving toward Mastery--Teach Like a Writer
Lori Ayotte
Abstract: “Continuous Becoming: Moving toward Mastery” offers suggestions, ideas, and experiences to help novice and veteran teachers discover their own roadmaps toward mastery.

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