Indigenous Sovereignty Politics|
Spring 2008 not offered
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-ŕ-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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
David E. Wilkins, AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM
Sharon OżBrien, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins, TRIBES, TREATIES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBULATIONS
Haunani-Kay Trask, FROM A NATIVE DAUGHTER: COLONIALISM AND SOVEREIGNTY IN HAWAI`I
Eva Marie Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA
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Students will be required to complete all course books and articles, and homework assignments. There will be an in-class mid-term exam and a final research paper.
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