Native Sovereignty Politics|
Spring 2009 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.
Students are expected to present research projects to the class and submit extensive written documentation of their work.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations, Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins
Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law, David E. Wilkins and
K. Tsianina Lomawaima
American Indian Politics and the American Political System, David E. Wilkins
American Indian Tribal Governments, Sharon OżBrien
Real Indians: Identity and the Survival of Native America, Eva Marie Garroutte
Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles, Ed. Joanne Barker
The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations,
Cash, Color, And Colonialism: The Politics Of Tribal Acknowledgment, Renee Ann Cramer
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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 and presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance, in-class and blackboard participation are essential.
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