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Native Sovereignty Politics

AMST 260
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 261
Certificates: Civic Engagement

The course will survey selected historical moments, geographical and institutional sites, cases, and periods to explore the complexities of life for Native peoples in the United States--including American Indians, Alaskan natives, Native Hawaiians, Chamorros, and American Samoans. We will examine legal issues in relation to the recognition and assertion of collective rights, treaty rights, land title and claims, and variations of the federal trust relationship. Through a focus on contested issues of citizenship and self-governance, students will learn about self-determination, constitutional development, and indigenous politics vis--vis the states, the United States Congress, the United States Supreme Court, and the United Nations. Films and guest lectures will complement the course readings.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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