Fall 2017 not offered
This seminar will feature select historical moments, geographical sites, and case studies to explore the complexities of life for indigenous peoples in the Pacific Islands and North America subject to the authority of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The course will examine indigenous peoples' varied political status in relation to questions of sovereignty and self-determination, structures of domination and resistance, and myriad forms of indigenous agency. Readings will focus on the recognition and assertion of collective rights, treaty rights and land claims, and self-governance under independent states' and international law. Films and guest lectures will complement the required texts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ANTH)(CEC)(SISP-Anth Conc)
AMERICAN INDIAN POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM (3rd edition), David E. Wilkins and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
UNEVEN GROUND: AMERICAN INDIAN SOVEREIGNTY, David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima
RECOGNITION, SOVEREIGNTY STRUGGLES AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES: A SOURCEBOOK, Eds. Amy Den Ouden and Jean M. O'Brien
There will also be a selection of articles accessible on the course Moodle.
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Assignments include: regular Moodle posts on the course readings, films, and guess speakers; two 5-page papers; a research proposal; and a final research paper.