Native Sovereignty Politics|
Fall 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-à-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: Seminar||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 O'Brien, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins, TRIBES, TREATIES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBULATIONS
Eva Marie Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA
Joanne Barker, Ed., SOVEREIGNTY MATTERS: LOCATIONS OF CONTESTATION AND POSSIBILITY IN INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES FOR SELF-DETERMINATION
David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY
Robert A. Williams, Jr., LIKE A LOADED WEAPON; THE REHNQUIST COURT, INDIAN RIGHTS, AND THE LEGAL HISTORY OF RACISM IN AMERICA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be required to complete all course books and articles, a group project, homework assignments, and response papers that address the weekly readings. Class evaluation will be based on class attendance, all assignments and participation (30%), a mid-term exam (30%), and final research paper (40%).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Outside of regular class time, students will be required to attend two campus-wide lectures on topics related to the class as scheduled.
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