Toward a Tribal Critical Race Theory in education

Bryan Mc Kinley Jones Brayboy

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In this article, I outline the central tenets of an emerging theory that I call Tribal Critical Race Theory (TribalCrit) to more completely address the issues of Indigenous Peoples in the United States. TribalCrit has it roots in Critical Race Theory, Anthropology, Political/ Legal Theory, Political Science, American Indian Literatures, Education, and American Indian Studies. This theoretical framework provides a way to address the complicated relationship between American Indians and the United States federal government and begin to make sense of American Indians' liminality as both racial and legal/political groups and individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-446
Number of pages22
JournalUrban Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • American Indians
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies


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