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Native Sovereignty Politics
AMST 260
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 261

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.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students are expected to present research projects to the class and submit extensive written documentation of their work.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CIVI-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)

Last Updated on SEP-29-2023
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