The School—Prison Trust describes interrelated histories, ongoing ideologies, and contemporary expressions of what the authors call the “school—prison trust”: a conquest strategy encompassing the boarding school and juvenile prison models, and deployed in the long war against Native peoples. At its heart, the book is a constellation of stories of Indigenous self-determination in the face of this ongoing conquest.
Following the stories of an incarcerated young man named Jakes, the authors consider features of school–prison relations for young Native people to ask urgent questions about Indigenous sovereignty, conquest, survivance, and refusal.
- rightsExcerpt from Tanaya Winder, “We Were Stolen,” from Why Storms Are Named After People and Bullets Remain Nameless, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017; published by permission of the poet.
The School–Prison Trust by Sabina Vaught, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, and Jeremiah Chin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
- publisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- publisher placeMinneapolis, MN
- restrictionsPlease see the Creative Commons website for details about the restrictions associated with the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
- rights holderSabina Vaught, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Jeremiah Chin
- series number58
- series title