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Editor's Note: These perspectives address long standing issues within the Association for Experiential Education which have been a focus for significant informal discussions, but they have not been addressed in the Journal of Experiential Education or in other publications with broad distribution in the field. The Editor and authors specifically invite comment and reaction from others, at a personal, professional, and/or academic level, in order to further awareness and development of these issues. The thoughts below are the personal views of the authors, based on their own experiences and teachings. They do not claim to speak for anyone else. Other people from Native cultures, or other cultures, may disagree with these comments. Both authors work in the same organization and have discussed these issues, but each one's decision to write down his personal thoughts was arrived at independently, and each perspective was written and submitted independently.