The Urban Review

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 425–446

Toward a Tribal Critical Race Theory in Education


    • University of Utah
Special Issue: Race and Schooling: Theories and Ethnographies

DOI: 10.1007/s11256-005-0018-y

Cite this article as:
Brayboy, B.M.J. Urban Rev (2005) 37: 425. doi:10.1007/s11256-005-0018-y


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.


higher educationAmerican IndiansCritical Race Theory

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