Here is a link to the book “Stop Talking, Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education,” written by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff and Libby Roderick as part of a project that was designed to “turn the tables” on traditional academic professors so that Alaska Native people would become their own teachers. The goal of this project was to instill a deeper understanding of traditional indigenous worldviews, issues, and pedagogies by fostering respect for different ways to be teachers and learners.
Over 10,000 years, Alaska’s Native peoples perfected teaching and learning practices that ensured the survival of their communities. These ancient approaches offer strategies to make education more engaging to a wider range of students and more relevant to the challenge of teaching for global survival. Stop Talking includes reflections on education from Alaska Native Elders, strategies for applying indigenous pedagogies in western learning environments, and reports from non-indigenous faculty who have tried these approaches in their classrooms. It brings fresh insights and new voices to the conversation about best practices and transformative experiences in higher education.