Hello, I am a student at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). I am an undergraduate student majoring in sociology. I am try to gather information for a paper for my data analysis class. I am trying to study the over representation of Indigenous students in special education programs. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share any experiences that you or someone you know have had with interaction with public special education programs? Did you feel that your placement in a special education programs was based on a diagnosed learning disability, cultural misunderstandings between the students and the teacher, or another reason? Perhaps you felt there was some kind of cultural bias in any kind of evaluation procedures performed? Did being placed in a special education programs affect how you viewed yourself or the way other students viewed you? Any help/information that anyone would be willing to provide would be greatly appreciated.