Lakota Female Scholarship: A Collective Case Study on Transcending Indigenous Educational Pathways and Persistence at the Graduate Level

Aspen Lakota Rendon, Ahmed Al-Asfour

Abstract


This study explored the perspectives of seven Lakota females who graduated from Oglala Lakota College (OLC) master’s degree in Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management with an emphasis in Education Administration programs. Education histories, cultural identification, and college experiences were evaluated to investigate what incentives, not only influenced but propelled the women through the world of academia. The research was qualitative in nature, thus giving a thorough examination of each student perspective. The qualitative research was conducted through a collective case study. Four themes identified through in the findings were: financial support, high female influence, cultural identification, and formal versus informal supports.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v5i2.14966

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