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Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools

Posted by Donna M. Connolly | Aug 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Rothstein attorneys Adriana Orman and Wouter Zwart and New Mexico Environmental Law Center attorney Mia Montoya Hammersley authored the article “Indigenous Erasure in Public Schools, Critical Race Theory, Discriminatory Policies, and Remedies for Students,” published in the July/August 2022 issue of the Arizona Attorney. The article examines the country's efforts to assimilate and indoctrinate Indigenous people into white culture, from government-funded boarding schools to current practices such as the disparate application of hair policies, restrictions on graduation regalia, and attempts to ban Critical Race Theory. The article then analyzes legal tools available to students to combat discriminatory school policies. The article can be read Here

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