Native Sovereignty Politics|
Spring 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement|
This seminar will survey selected historical moments, geographical and institutional sites, cases, and periods to explore the complexities of life for indigenous peoples within the boundaries of the territories claimed by the United States--including American Indians, Alaskan natives, native Hawaiians, Chamorros, and American Samoans. What is the political status of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages? What is tribal sovereignty? What is the status of U.S. treaties with tribal nations? How does the U.S. Constitution regard Indian tribes as distinct from foreign nations and why? How did the U.S. acquire Hawai'i, American Samoa, and Guam? 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 U.S. Congress, the U.S. 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)
Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins, TRIBES, TREATIES, AND CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBULATIONS
David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY AND FEDERAL LAW
David E. Wilkins, AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM
Sharon O'Brien, AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS
Eva Marie Garroutte, REAL INDIANS: IDENTITY AND THE SURVIVAL OF NATIVE AMERICA
Ed. Joanne Barker, SOVEREIGNTY MATTERS: LOCATIONS OF CONTESTATION AND POSSIBILITY IN INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES
Kevin Bruyneel, THE THIRD SPACE OF SOVEREIGNTY: THE POSTCOLONIAL POLITICS OF U.S.-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS
Renee Ann Cramer, CASH, COLOR, AND COLONIALISM: THE POLITICS OF TRIBAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
|Examinations and Assignments: |
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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